Compare Huawei OceanStor vs. NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS)

Huawei OceanStor is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 50 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.0, while NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Has sped up our operations and it is easy to maintain and support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) writes "Supported our overall business initiatives, they've done a great job with cybersecurity ". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) report.
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The most valuable feature is the availability.The solution has improved our organization by speeding up our operations.The initial setup was straightforward.

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The most valuable features of this solution are snapshotting and cloning.The most valuable features of this solution are the deduplication and the ability to move data to different clouds.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.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.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.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.The features that I found most valuable are SnapMirror and SnapVault; these provide DR and backup for data redundancy.Its efficiency and scalability are the most valuable features.

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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.The deployment took a little longer.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.

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The cost of this solution should be reduced.It would be very useful if we could do the NFS to CIFS file transfer, but it is not supported at this time.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.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.The total cost of ownership has increased a little.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.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.The scaling needs improvement. NetApp is limited for scaling options.

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Pricing is very fair.

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The pricing is good.With other options, you need to buy a couple of different products to achieve the same outcome.Our TCO has increased by 15 to 18 percent.Using NetApp, our total cost of ownership decreased by 17%.Our TCO decreased significantly because we were paying maintenance on nine different arrays throughout the country. We've condensed those down to three arrays, and our maintenance fees from the IBM product dropped by over a half million dollars a year, saving us $500,000 USD.The total cost, the pricing of it, has gone up quite a bit.Disk level encryption is already in the solution, but it is very costly. Its pricing should come down.From an application standpoint, we have seen a lot of return investment on the speeds and responsiveness of the actual storage.

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Also Known As
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage SystemNetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FAS
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Overview
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.

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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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra Group
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Software R&D Company19%
Retailer14%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Software R&D Company22%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
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