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Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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."

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"Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.""We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable."

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"We find the product to be very flexible.""The most valuable features are stability and performance."

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Cons
"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."

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"The features are limited.""The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs."

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"The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category.""We have a five-year contract for providing support."

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"Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.
Top Answer: We have a five-year contract for providing support. I am not aware of other licensing costs and do not believe there are… more »
Top Answer: The VMware should be addressed and the solution should have more storage, although I am not in need of the latter or of… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are stability and performance.
Top Answer: Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
Top Answer: The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
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Pavilion HFA
ThinkSystem DE Series
NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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Overview

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.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.6, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 and SolidFire. See our Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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