Chetan WoodunSenior Consultant at a tech services company
James-KellySenior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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 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."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support."
"It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast."
"The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution."
"It helps us maintain uptime much better than other solutions we've used in the past, and the support is extremely quick and responsive."
"The performance and the ever-growing maintenance are the most valuable features of this solution."
"Having fast storage allows actual servers to perform in high capacity so we don't have slowdowns on our applications."
"The top-tier support and reliable storage are the most valuable features of this solution."
"It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity."
"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."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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."
"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 price of this solution could be improved."
"As partners, we should have the option to download the software, rather than have to go back through Pure to obtain it."
"We haven't seen ROI."
"I would love for them to have a hyper-converged solution."
"In the next release I would like to see integration into other third-party player providers like Google."
"As long as they always improve on IOPS speed, that's all we're really looking for. The faster the storage can be the more we can do speed of application and speed of use."
"In the next release, I would like to see file-level encryption."
"I would like to have an easy way to determine the cost per VM so that I can present a solution to our customers."
"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."
"Pricing is very fair."
"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
"We have 16 or 18 arrays. We like to do the three-year support model so that we get Evergreen and therefore, we get free upgrades. We pay around more than 1.5 million dollars."
"Our costs are around $100,000."
"Pure has been flexible with us on the pricing models."
"I don't know the exact cost but it's around $1,000."
"In terms of other contemporary arrays, Pure is something you need to have a use case for, as it's not priced for you to buy one off-the-shelf. If you have a use case, heavy lift Oracle Databases, any type of noticeable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or need low latency and high throughput, you should consider all-flash at least and probably Pure Storage."
"Its price is almost double than any other flash storage solution."
"The price, in general, is around $100,000, however, I know it costs more."
"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."
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.
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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 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.
Huawei OceanStor is ranked 18th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 9 reviews while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 34 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2, while Pure Storage FlashArray 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 Storage FlashArray writes "A solution with high performance that is easy to install, troubleshoot, and manage capacity". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, HPE Nimble Storage and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.
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