Hitachi Universal Storage VM Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its simplicity. It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast.

How has it helped my organization?

Our customer has been able to migrate some of their cloud services back on-premises, which is of benefit because they were having some performance issues in the cloud.

What needs improvement?

As partners, we should have the option to download the software, rather than have to go back through Pure to obtain it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, our customer used Dell EMC, but there were several problems. They were not happy with it because of the performance of the array, and also the complexities around engaging the… more»

What other advice do I have?

VMware benefits our IT organization because we are partners, so we deploy VMware services. It also helps our customers make their applications more readily available and reliable. We are using the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to this solution, our customer considered another Dell EMC option, as well as one by Hitachi. They chose this because of the simplicity, and the fact that it is all-flash meant that they… more»
Dragoslav Milosevic
Real User
System Engineer at S&T Crna Gora d.o.o.
Sep 18 2019

What needs improvement?

I don't really know what parts of the product could be improved because it works well for me in testing and installations as a reseller. I would need more experience with it as a storage solution. However, I have not heard customers complaining. One thing that can be improved is the price because it is a bit expensive. It would be easier to market and for clients to buy if the licensing were not… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We worked with HP products before switching to Hitachi. The Hitachi product had everything we needed for our customer demands and we think it is a better solution.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to other people considering this solution is that it is a very good product. It has very good stability, it is easy to use, it has a 100% data security and availability guarantee. It is a very, very good solution manufactured by a good company. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate these products as a ten because they do what we need them to… more»
Real User
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 14 2020

What is most valuable?

It is a very reliable storage solution.

What needs improvement?

I think the management should be improved, because it is not very user-friendly at all. I also think the support could be better - at least for mid-range users. I think historically Hitachi systems are made for really big organizations like banks or insurance companies. Usually those companies have dedicated personnel dealing with the storage. And because they're very valuable clients, their support contracts are much more tailored to their businesses. Since this program is more aimed towards smaller companies, they don't have support solutions for mid-range companies. I also think that their… more»
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