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"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""The installation and management are very easy.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""There are plenty of features available in this solution."

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"The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc.""The solution offers amazing performance.""Technical support is good.""I like its speed. It has all the features that I need.""Pure Storage is extremely reliable — it's never failed.""The speed of the Pure FlashArray is very, very fast and nothing in the market can compare to it.""It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use.""Processes that used to take 40 minutes to two hours can be completed in five minutes."

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Cons
"I would like to see the management layer improved.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."

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"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""The product could always be faster.""If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."

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"The problem is that we can only make a few groups, around five or six groups. I like groups and we need a lot of them. We had to put all the information in only a few groups and cannot make a more detailed separation of them.""A minor issue that comes to mind is that, every once in a while, a hard drive will go bad.""On a couple of occasions, the waiting time for an upgrade has been pretty substantial.""I think replication is one area that still needs improvement. Earlier, Pure Storage FlashArray only had IP-based replication. There was no API-based replication, but they have enhanced the feature now. However, they need to work on API replication for C-type of arrays.""We understand that they're thinking about it, but one of the things that would be nice is if they added some basic file-level capabilities to the platform. The idea is that they would run a basic NFS or CIF share from the controllers. FlashBlade is the powerhouse for File and Object storage, but if you don't need all that power, a lightweight file function would make FlashArrays more versatile.""There are many features which need to be added, particularly on the replication side.""The price should be lower.""I feel like there is too much automation; the user doesn't have any manual input."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are very reasonable.""This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."

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"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.""This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market.""We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors.""The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market.""There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."

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"The price, in general, is around $100,000, however, I know it costs more.""There is an annual or perpetual license required for this solution.""Pure is typically more expensive than everyone else. You get what you pay for, but I have lost deals to similar solutions because of pricing. They include everything, and that's another positive about Pure Storage. They aren't trying to nickel and dime their customers for different features. It is all included in one price. The license is by capacity, and the price depends on the capacity and the discount we're getting from the vendor. You get the SKU of the physical appliance, support, and maintenance, and that's it. You're licensed for whatever feature they offer. It is all rolled up into the price of the appliance.""They have a standardized fee; it's been the same price for 10 years straight. I am happy with the price — I think it's good.""There are no fees for licensing. The hardware is paid for only once.""We do not incur additional costs beyond the licensing fee.""Its price is almost double than any other flash storage solution.""We consume it as a service, and that's actually something we really like, or at least I really like from the technical perspective. That's because it means there is no hassle when we need to upgrade arrays to add capacity. We just interact directly with technical counterparts, and we say, "Hey, we're filling up," and they say, "All right, here's another data pack." They ship it in, and we install it. So, the as-a-service model has worked very well. Given the outstanding data reduction rates, it has improved our profitability because we're selling allocated volumes as part of the cloud service or recovering those costs from our tenants. It is very efficient, but that has offset the premium price. It started out that way, but over time, as we've added capacity, the price per gig has gone down a lot because we have a lot of it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.
Top Answer: All of the brands have different architectures for licensing. Some licenses come standard with the product, whereas some… more »
Top Answer: If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.
Top Answer: Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure… more »
Top Answer: The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.
Top Answer: The pricing is rather costly when compared to similar solutions. There are no fees for licensing. The hardware is paid… more »
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Pavilion HFA
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

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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.

Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
Nielsen, Lamar Advertising, LinkedIn, Betfair, UT-Dallas
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company20%
Cloud Provider6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise20%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise76%
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Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 18 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2. 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 Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE Primera, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerStore, HPE Nimble Storage and INFINIDAT InfiniBox. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.

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