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"The deduplication features and the graphical user interface (GUI) of the solution are the most valuable to me.""The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment takes about a day.""It is very easy to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."

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"This solution makes everything a lot faster. The time to move data around, boot and migrate VMs is much faster.""Scalability is excellent. If we need more space, it's a no downtime solution. It's harder to get the funding than it is to get the solution itself.""NetApp tech support is so good. Their tech support has always been so stable and the people are so good in case of any failure or any good feature that needs to be updated or features that supposedly can help with performance to improve some performance. NetApp support is one of the best that I deal with.""Previously we had migrated from Dell EMC and we had a lot of difficulties moving data around. Now, if we need to move it to any slower storage, we can move it with just a vault move within the cluster. Even moving data between clusters is extremely simple using SnapMirror. The mobility options for data in All Flash FAS have been awesome.""The most valuable features for AFF are the speed, durability, back up, the time, the workloads that we are using currently are much faster than what they used to be. We're getting a lot of different things out of All Flash.""Its efficiency and scalability are the most valuable features.""The features that I found most valuable are SnapMirror and SnapVault; these provide DR and backup for data redundancy.""The valuable features are the fabric pool. We are taking our cold data and pumping it straight into an estuary bucket. Also, efficiency. We're getting about two and a half times upwards of data efficiency through compaction, compression, deduplication, and it's size. When we refreshed from two or three racks of spinning discs down into 5U of rack space, it not only saved us a whole heap of costs in our data center environment but also it's nice to be green. The power savings alone equated to be about 50 tons of CO2 a year that we no longer emit. It's a big game changer."

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"An area of this product that has room for improvement is the NAS capability.""The speeds of the disks themselves need to be faster. The disks are not flash. When we opened our hard drive from the inclusion, I saw a converter, and it's not entirely flash.""The initial setup was very complex.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."

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"I need faster Fibre Channel over Ethernet. They top out at 10GBs today and I would like that to go to 40 or 100.""I come tech support with difficulty because I installed NetApp for many years I know what to expect when I call. When I don't get their support tech that I'm expecting and I'm trying to get to the right one, it can get very frustrating for me personally, trying to all-flash push my way into the right person. NetApp has the right people, it's just a matter of getting to them.""I would like to see the ability to include more applications from applications to managed storage. If we can have more applications or more interface in more applications, that would be great.""As for AFF itself, I don't have any suggestions of what I would be excited about seeing. I think that adding the support for the rest of APIs to AFF would be super handy. I think it's something that we've been waiting for for a while which would be fantastic.""The bad part about having scalability is the expense. It is currently extremely expensive, to be able to scale so fast on flash.""The scaling needs improvement. NetApp is limited for scaling options.""I would like to see an improvement in the high availability of the NFS and CIFS sharing during upgrade and patching; this would help to avoid downtime.""I would like for them to develop the ability to detach the fabric pool. Once you've added it to an aggregate it's there for life and it would be nice to disconnect it if we ever had to."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is very competitive.""There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster.""There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."

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"With other options, you need to buy a couple of different products to achieve the same outcome.""The pricing is good.""It consolidates a lot of our storage into one or two chassis, which makes money savings in our data center.""We have used the solution’s thin provisioning to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning on all of our flash arrays at this point. It gives us the choice to be able to overprovision and take advantage of compression, compaction, and thin provisioning all at the same time. We can get more out of the purchases that we make.""I would like it to be a lot less expensive, but it's been a very good solution for us.""The price of the upgrading of the solution is high. I could buy a whole unit of All Flash FAS 300 with a shelf for around $285,000. Yet if I want to add one additional shelf, it'll cost me $275,000. So they want you to upgrade by replacing it. It's cheaper to buy a whole new unit than to just scale out. The upside is they last. AFF lasts us three or four years. So that's a good investment.""It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers.""We benefited from implementing all-flash by reducing our data center footprint. We took it from 30 racks to just over five. This is one of the biggest savings for us."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.
Top Answer: There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster.
Top Answer: The logistics can be improved because sometimes we have to wait a long time for the product to be delivered, despite there being stores available in Europe. Some of our customers are discouraged due… more »
Top Answer: Well, Is one thing NetApp Storage has vs other brand is the mix of protocol CIFS with NFS booth working together in the same volume that features is difficult to find in other Storage but the… more »
Top Answer: This question is very dependent on your requirements. Both are among the best in the field. Of course, the intended cost is decisively based on the Gartner magic quadrant storage 2020 Net app company… more »
Top Answer: The answer depends on your needs and budget. If you want high performance (who doesn't) or let's say the latency matters more than IOPS for your needs, Netapp AFF is the right choice. You can approach… more »
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OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage SystemNetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FAS
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Overview

Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.

NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

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Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPNAcibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra Group
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Comms Service Provider49%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise74%
Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews while NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 48 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.6, while NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) writes "Good price to performance ratio, no latency, and simple to use". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and INFINIDAT InfiniBox. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) report.

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