Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series Room for Improvement

StorageV1ba6
Storage & Virtualization Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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 long time to work through. * Compared to other storage vendors, there is a big disadvantage to Hitachi. * Automation has room for improvement in Hitachi. Something about the NetSure schedule and NetSure management would be good because in my machine everything was only manual. My staff was needed to write automation around the machine to solve the issue. Before the snapshot itself, residing on another server was more extensive. If they can do the snapshot in the data pool, i.e. the capacity pool, it will be better for the customer and their matchup vs. the competition. View full review »
MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
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 is easier to manage. In the next release of this solution, it should support NVMe. An important improvement for this solution is cloud integration (OpenStack), as well as integration with VVoL technologies, Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift. I can say that in new Hitachi Vantara Products we can see a better interface and easier management. View full review »
MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
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 right platform to process it. More than people, we will need a platform that can process that amount of data in less than a millisecond. So we are looking for a high-speed storage enterprise, such as VSP. If you compare to other solutions, Hitachi is more complex, but the platform is improving and it's not as difficult as it used to be. We are facing new technologies such as Container by Google. It's the new way of Application Virtualization. I think that Hitachi and other companies should follow these technologies for integration with new technologies such as container base and their products. I think that cloud integration is important with vVol technologies from VMware. There will be many challenges, but we need more integration between F Storage and new technology for Cloud, vVol, and Container. I would like the interface to be simplified more than it is. The interface can be improved with new technologies such as HTML5, which is being used by some storage vendors. Hitachi interface management is not as easy as the EMC Unity series. It's better to use HTML5 for the management systems. View full review »
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Adeniyi Oluwole
Senior Product Manager at Mitsumi Nigeria Limited
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. View full review »
MehdiRezayi
Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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. View full review »
ChiefSystemEngineer9
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
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 management is not very user-friendly. If this wasn't the case, more support wouldn't be necessary. It's a very reliable system, but the whole management user interface is very unfriendly. I know they're aware of that. They have a lot of data of management solutions, but none of them yet have reached sovereignty yet. View full review »
reviewer893490
Technical Consultant at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. View full review »
Opsservicemgr67
Senior Manager Operational Services at Orange
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. View full review »
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