Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Jul 07 2019

What is most valuable?

We use a platform as a service and have multiple application vendors who comprise that platform. There are moments when those application vendors put the blame on us. By working in InfoSight, I am… more »

How has it helped my organization?

For us, it is about speed and stability. There are a lot of redundancies in place. I am able to access what I need to access. Our situation is sort of unique. We need fast disk for compute, but then… more »

What needs improvement?

I wish they would put the InfoSight page back the way it was. I got in it for the first time about two years ago, and it looked the same for about a year and a half. Then, about six months ago, it… more »

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

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

At my previous place of employment, I mentioned to my previous boss about this solution because it would have been good at my prior place of employment. They were in a similar situation. They had… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other storage companies. The fact that I can incorporate both flash and spin into one pane, look at Nimble and still get solutions. For me, it was a no-brainer. This was the discovery… more »
Real User
Architecte technique at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is very easy to manage. Overall, the product has great performance. The initial setup is pretty quick. We've found the pricing to be okay. Technical support has been great so far. The stability of the solution is reliable.

What needs improvement?

Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes. That means there are some features that just arent yet available on the product. When we ask for customization or… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing of the solution is reasonable. It's not too expensive. We've found it to be pretty fair and we haven't been surprised by any costs.

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

We used to use Hitachi NAS, which is a much more robust product. It's been on the market for a while, so it definitely has a few more features than this solution.

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. We'd recommend the solution to others. It's worked well for us so far. Of course, it would depend on a company's… more »
Real User
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution has great efficiencies because it has scalability. It also becomes the core between our synergy of all our platform systems across the United States.

How has it helped my organization?

VMware is extremely beneficial to our IT organization because we can scale as we increase our usage.

What needs improvement?

In the next release of the solution, I would like to see Vormetric native block encryption.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not sure what the costs for the solution are but it is embedded in the solution support.

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

We previously used Hitachi, 3PAR, and HP but we had performance limitations.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution eight out of ten because I saw a lot of growth beyond the performance capabilities. I do, however, want to see improved costs, integration, and encryption. Those are the big ones… more »
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 03 2019

What is most valuable?

* Space * Ease of use * Snapshots * Replication between sites * It is very seamless.

How has it helped my organization?

We have resolved IT challenges with this solution. It sped up our environment. We went from spinning disk to all-flash, which reduced our footprint. The software is very… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like to see the synchronous replication process included in the next release. Not having this downgraded our performance by 65 percent. This really needs to be… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our costs are roughly $200,000 a year.

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

We previously had the VNX5700, which was seven years old. It was at end-of-life, and we had maxed out its capacity.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, it is good product. If you are doing asynchronous replication, this is a great solution. If you are looking for a synchronous replication solution, I would… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We narrowed it down to Hitachi and Dell EMC. We put it out to bid and Dell EMC won.
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