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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 feature of this solution is its scalability.""If you buy the solution for its specific purpose it will work well.""The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system.""The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it.""The system efficiency is excellent overall.""I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.""SolidFire provides seamless performance across your storage system when you need to scale up. Other storage systems do not do that."

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"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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"This solution would be improved if it were made to be more compatible with other products.""They could make the mNode more user-friendly. Now you need to configure and add nodes by CLI and it’s not really easy to manage. If they created a web interface to do the management of the mNode, that would be great!.""The technical support is really bad and has to be improved.""The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products.""The user interface needs to be improved. Much of the client feedback involves comments such as "Oh, it's hard to navigate through."""You don't have business continuity with SolidFire. I think it could be a nice feature to have in the future.""SolidFire should start from two nodes instead of the four nodes. That's the only thing. In a lot of solutions, we have to use four nodes, that's the better thing. But as a starting point, two is better. That's why their starting point is expensive."

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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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"The price of this solution is more expensive than others."

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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: I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.
Top Answer: Within HCI, the whole solution is considered to be quite extensive. As just a storage solution, however, SolidFire is at… more »
Top Answer: The only thing I would see as a drawback of SolidFire, is that it's a storage that we can address only with the iSCSI… 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
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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.

SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra Group
Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Retailer30%
Legal Firm10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Transportation Company10%
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Computer Software Company30%
Manufacturing Company19%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business69%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor vs. SolidFire and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Huawei OceanStor is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 19th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2, while SolidFire 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 SolidFire writes "Simple to deploy and has good stability ". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor Dorado, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas SolidFire is most compared with VMware vSAN, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. SolidFire report.

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