We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage."
"Great value for money."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."
"Generally stable with good technical support."
"Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price."
"Huawei OceanStor is stable."
"OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"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."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."
"The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused."
"The solution could improve by having better integration."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
"The user interface is not so user friendly."
"Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better."
"Huawei is not that cheap."
"CFS integration is one area where OceanStor has some room for improvement. The CFS on OceanStor is dedicated, so it's not integrated with the existing active directory domain."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."
"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"The product could always be faster."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"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."
"The licensing fees are very reasonable."
"The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
"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."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
"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."
"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."
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
Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020
OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.
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.
Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Good management and technical support, but it is not too cheap also". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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