Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series Reviews

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Real User
Storage & Virtualization Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 02 2019

What is most valuable?

I found the Hitachi GAD, Global Active Device feature, most valuable because it enables direct access to the same volume from different physical sites.

How has it helped my organization?

Four years in that environment, the Hitachi GAD we used to replicate in between the primary site and the secondary site was finished. After we started using GAD, we didn't… more»

What needs improvement?

With Hitachi, everything that regards the user experience has a big room for improvement. * The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. * A lot of mandatory tasks take a… more»

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

We don't have a monthly license for this product. We just got it up front. We are in the governmental sector, so it was very cheap for us. This version on the market is… more»

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

The previous solution was a sync-based solution storage system. It wasn't active/active and before that, we used EMC VPLEX in another environment. We tested the… more»

What other advice do I have?

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series are real sturdy machines with high-performance capabilities. I didn't do a POC before choosing the solution, but I did go to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It was just the EMC Unity with VPLEX, i.e. two Unity VPLEX machines: the VSP 400. We required two machines to support the VSP 400. It was all about money. The bottom line… more»
MahdiBahmani
Real User
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Feb 27 2020

What is most valuable?

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G provides the always-availablHitachi Virtual Storage Platform G provides the always-available, agile and automated foundation needed for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I was attracted to this solution after finding out several of the special features that are available for storage. * Storage Virtualization * Global Active Device * FMD *… more»

What needs improvement?

Compared to others, Hitachi products are more complex and not user-friendly. The interface should be simplified and made easier to use. For instance, the EMC Unity series… more»

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

This solution is less expensive than the EMC VMAX series. When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and… more»

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

Based on customers need solutions should be designed. In my experience switching from previous brands to HDS VSP has led to reaching 40% better TCO and 99.9999… more»

What other advice do I have?

Day to day, everything changes in the field of IT. I have done a lot of research on products such as this, and I have learned that we are going to have a lot more data in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have researched many products in the Enterprise area to find the best suits for my customers. These include high-end products by NetApp(FAS8060), EMC VMAX, the HPE XP… more»
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MahdiBahmani
Real User
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Nov 26 2019

What is most valuable?

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F provides the always-available, agile and automated foundation needed for a trusted Continuous Cloud Infrastructure. Powered with Hitachi… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Businesses are looking for simple storage solutions that can exceed expectations and meet the challenge of delivering continuous availability and high performance while… more»

What needs improvement?

We have read in the latest newsletters that in 2020 there is going to be more data, more than four hundred zettabytes. It's a huge amount of data and you will need the… more»

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

This solution is cheaper than Dell EMC VMAX. When you are looking for a high-end solution, price matters, but availability and stability are more important than the price… more»

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

It depends on the circumstances. We choose different storage products based on the business needs and in my opinion, there is no solution that can meet all customer needs… more»

What other advice do I have?

The main functions in the G series and F series are the same, but if a customer is looking for high interoperability, then they should go for the F Series. It's an… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I researched the internet for our customers to find the right solution for them, and I compared products in this category. In this comparison, I included: * Dell EMC VMAX… more»
Adeniyi Oluwole
Reseller
System Engineer at Mitsumi Nigeria Limited
Sep 18 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like about this solution is that you can ask to print the document function with the keyboard functions. You can always go back and hit the enter button, without getting any downtime. That is one of the great uses for the solution.

What needs improvement?

I think what needs to be improved is to simplify the complexities that are under storage so that it will be easier to work with Hitachi products. I would also like to see better pricing and more discounts.

What other advice do I have?

The F series is a very accurate solution and it does what I want it to do. In the next version, I would like to see additional features like artificial intelligence and an increase in the amount of data it can store. The storage solution should be able to discover the internet force that is coming up so that you can discover them beforehand. The solution should be able to grab information from… more»
MehdiRezayi
Consultant
Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspects of this solution are the storage system and availability.

What needs improvement?

In the next version, I would like to see more intelligence. I would like to see backup repository, and the Hitachi storage system as the main storage system without any further applications, without any further layers. I need the data protection layer to protect the data at the right time and at the right place.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I rate this solution an eight. My advice to others who are trying to buy all-flash storage would be to go and take a look at the core storage products. I don't mean the hardware part, I mean the software part, in other words, the data protection layer. The storage layer is a broad layer. You have the main storage, you have the data protection of storage and you have the… 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»
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 28 2020

What do you think of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?

What is our primary use case?

We are a distributor and we sell storage solutions, including the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform. We do not work with this solution in the company.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.

What needs improvement?

The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage. Technical support needs to be improved. Lowering the price of this solution would be an improvement.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't like Hitachi's technical support. They are there but it is not perfect and they are not very much help.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex. The length of time required for deployment depends on what you want to do,…
Opsservicemgr67
Real User
Senior Manager Operational Services at Orange
Sep 25 2019

What do you think of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?

What is our primary use case?

We use the private cloud version.

What is most valuable?

The high performance of flash storage is especially valuable to us.

What needs improvement?

Pricing could be better because the cost is very high. In terms of new features, I would be interested to see deduplication added in their next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable. As of now, we haven't had any events with the loss of storage. It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have one storage device for all of the patients, so it's very critical. There are more than a thousand users.

What other advice do I have?

I…

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What is Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?

RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series customers

Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways