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"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."

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"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."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are its ease of use and performance.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use.""It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights.""The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability.""What I really like about this program, is that it is easy to use and easy to configurate.""The duplication algorithm allows us to get a lot more use out of less storage. We're running a five terabyte array right now and we're running probably about 30 terabytes on it. So the duplication rate is pretty phenomenal, without a cost to performance. It still runs pretty smoothly.""Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.""One of the best features is the support, which is excellent."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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"We would like to see VNC integration or be able to use Pure Storage with VNC.""I would like to see replication and DR features in the next release of this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see real-time analytics for further insight into consumption models.""The UI for this solution needs to be improved.""Every time I think of something that needs to improve, they're one step ahead, which I love. The only area I wish to see improve, I believe is coming, is in the FlashBlade product. Blade implementation fell short on a few of the services.""In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.""In the future, I would like to see integration with enterprise backup systems.""Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"Pricing is very fair.""Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."

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"We pay approximately $50,000 USD per year in licensing fees.""With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually.""Our licensing fees are $500,000+ USD.""As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license.""They can tout the functionality and cutting edge technology that they have, but that's where the price tag comes in. The cost is high, but I think as they grow their business and get more customers that it will probably go down a little bit.""Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it.""The licensing is on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
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… more »
Top Answer: This question is very dependent on your requirements. Both are among the best in the field. Of course, the intended cost… 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 »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.
Top Answer: The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and… more »
Top Answer: We are a system integration company and we are working with Huawei OceanStor products. It is mainly used for… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. We're pretty happy with the cost. It's reasonable and not overly expensive.
Top Answer: To be able to do the welcome files simultaneously on a lower version would be helpful. I general, we don't really have… more »
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Also Known As
NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FAS
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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Overview

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.

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.

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra Group
Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
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Healthcare Company16%
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Retailer8%
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Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company17%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company14%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
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Midsize Enterprise21%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise36%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
513,091 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Huawei OceanStor is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.2. 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 Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor Dorado, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe report.

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