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"The features I found most valuable are the ease of deployment, it's easy to upgrade, easy to configure and easy to administer. There is no need for vendor professional services which saves project cost. The usage of WebUI for all primary features like hostname, IP address, SNMP traps, zone sets, addition and deletion of zone members or zone sets, backup of switch DB is very simple.""The most valuable features of this solution are the devices, databases, and zoning.""The issues with these switches are extremely rare, and the whole product line is very predictable and stable."

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"It's actually shaking hands with the workflow solutions much better than any other storage."

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Cons
"The GUI client is Java-based and we know that Java is not secure, so everyone disables it.""It is quite a stable product. It should be shipped with the latest firmware to avoid download and upload schema at the beginning of the initial setup. There should also be the possibility of downgrading the firmware when required. WebUI needs DCNM instead a web-based GUI should be made available like Brocade san switch.""The licensing model could be less complicated."

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"It has to be flexible according to the customer's requirements. It has to be aligned with the customer business and the business environment."

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"It's perpetual licensing and maintenance is a recurrent cost."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are the devices, databases, and zoning.
Top Answer: It's perpetual licensing and maintenance is a recurrent cost.
Top Answer: The GUI client is Java-based and we know that Java is not secure, so everyone disables it. It would be nice to have an HTML-based client. The initial setup could be simplified.
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2nd
out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
Views
411
Comparisons
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Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
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Rating
9.3
4th
out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
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461
Comparisons
334
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
472
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco MDS 9222i, Cisco MDS 9700
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Overview

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches have met and often exceeded the demanding requirements for storage area networks for more than a decade. They offer a combination of performance, non-stop operations, and multiprotocol flexibility.

The Oracle FS1-2 flash storage system, Oracle’s premier preferred SAN storage solution, delivers enterprise-grade storage capabilities that are optimized for flash media and coengineered with Oracle software. Using the Quality of Service Plus (QoS Plus) feature, the Oracle FS1-2 flash storage system places data across flash and disk storage to maximize performance, efficiency, and cost based on usage profiles and business priorities. The Oracle FS1-2 flash storage system takes application-engineered storage to a new level by providing out-of-the-box tuned storage provisioning profiles for Oracle Database and key applications, including Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange, and VMware support including VAAI. With the Oracle FS1-2 flash storage system, you can consolidate storage while achieving predictable performance for multiple diverse workloads in enterprise computing or multitenant environments.

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Sample Customers
National Rugby League
Enterprise Strategy Group, Groupe AGRICA, Keolis, Dragon Slayer Consultant
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%

Cisco MDS Series is ranked 2nd in Enterprise SAN with 3 reviews while Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System is ranked 4th in Enterprise SAN with 1 review. Cisco MDS Series is rated 9.4, while Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco MDS Series writes "Easy to upgrade, easy to configure and easy to administer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System writes "Has a fantastic feature-set and works well with workflow solutions". Cisco MDS Series is most compared with Dell EMC Connectrix SAN, HPE SN6000, INFINIDAT InfiniBox and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC XtremIO, Nimbus Data ExaFlash and Dell EMC Unity XT.

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