AlirezaDanestehpoorSenior Storage Engineer at Hyundai autoever
Chetan WoodunSenior Consultant at a tech services company
"Tech support has been absolutely amazing. I think on the technical aspects as well, my staff is able to get great support from the NetApp technical support resources that we have. What I love about NetApp is they have a health care division. At times, it's such an amazing thing because if we have a healthcare-related issue, there's no one better than having prior CIOs from health care organizations that NetApp has hired, and that are part of the health care team, to help out with any of those initiatives and support problems. Support has been absolutely phenomenal."
"This solution has reduced our data center costs because when we went from the 8000 and 3200 series that took us from 20 racks of storage down to two."
"The solution’s thin provisioning has allowed us to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning for everything. We use the deduplication compression functionality for all of our NetApps. If we weren't using thin provisioning, we'd probably have two to times more storage on our floor right now than we do today."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the deduplication and the ability to move data to different clouds."
"The most valuable features of this solution are snapshotting and cloning."
"The overall latency in our environment is very low because it's All Flash and we've got 10 Giga dedicated to the storage network"
"Speed, reliability, ease of use are the most valuable features."
"Our AFF 8040 is currently helping us in terms of response time and speed because it is a flash system. Most importantly, it enables our SQL Cluster to respond to database queries and things a lot faster. It minimizes latency."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"The solution has improved our organization by speeding up our operations."
"The most valuable feature is the availability."
"We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."
"The solution is easy to scale as needed."
"Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price."
"Great value for money."
"Generally stable with good technical support."
"Implementation of the solution is very simple."
"The total cost of ownership has increased a little."
"We would like to have NVMe on FabricPool working because it broke our backups. We enabled FabricPool to do the tiering from our AFFs to our Webscale but it sort of broke our Cobalt backups."
"Something I've talked to NetApp about in the past is going more to a node-based architecture, like the hyper-converged solutions that we are doing nowadays. Because the days of having to buy massive quantities of storage all at one time, have changed to being able to grow in smaller increments from a budgetary standpoint. This change would be great for our business. This is what my leadership would like to see in a lot of things that they purchase now. I would like to see that architecture continue to evolve in that clustered environment."
"It would be very useful if we could do the NFS to CIFS file transfer, but it is not supported at this time."
"The cost of this solution should be reduced."
"It has not reduced our data center costs. NetApp charges a pretty penny for their stuff."
"We have had issues with CIFS presentations and outages, so if that was removed, we could do seamless upgrades without affecting CIFS presentations. That would be an advantage. That's about the only improvement I can think of."
"We currently use some thin provisioning for our planning system, but we will probably move away from thin provisioning because our Solaris planning system actually has some issues with the thin provisioning and way Solaris handles it, since Solaris uses a ZFS file system. The ZFS file system doesn't like the thin provisioning changing things and it brings systems down, which is bad."
"The management is not a good feature in all of Huawei products. It's not easy or simple. Huawei has some problems with management and handling storage information from one interface."
"The deployment took a little longer."
"The upgrading process needs improvement. Deploy it and notify the customers when new versions and stuff comes out. I don't think they're doing that well."
"Huawei is not that cheap."
"The technical support has been a let down for us. It's something the company has to work on. We haven't been satisfied with their level of service."
"The user interface is not so user friendly."
"Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better."
"Could have a more stable, lighter Metro and better logging system."
"Access to technical support should be improved for our region. Technical support is good, but they're very hard to access."
"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."
"One of the reasons we like this solution is that all of the features are included with the one license."
"We would like it to be free."
"Pricing is very fair."
"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
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Huawei OceanStor is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews while Kaminario K2 [EOL] is ranked 27th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2, while Kaminario K2 [EOL] is rated 7.0. 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 Kaminario K2 [EOL] writes "A solution with a simple configuration and good stability but it's quite expensive". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor Dorado, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Kaminario K2 [EOL] is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray.
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