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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."

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"I have found Dell EMC Unity XT to be stable.""I have had no problem at all. I think this is one of the most important things. It is very good. Maintaining it and deploying updates require very low maintenance. We haven't had problems. We had to replace a couple of disks in all these years, but it was pretty straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the integration with vCenter.""Initial setup is a simple process.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the unified storage. Also, its capabilities for block-access, file access, and the center box.""The high availability of Dell EMC Unity XT has been the most important feature.""Integration is easy with this product."

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"The pricing is very reasonable.""The solution is easy to scale as needed.""The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price.""Generally stable with good technical support.""Great value for money.""We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."

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Cons
"I would like to see the management layer improved.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."

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"Issues with slow responses from the support team.""The interface and configuration could improve.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say its capacity and its connection.""Currently, the protocol SNMP is not implemented. That's a problem, as we follow this protocol and I can't check the integrity of this equipment.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the deduplication part, because for large deduplications, you need an extra appliance to do it in order to avoid having problems in performance. I think that could be improved, because everything should be included in the product, not with an appliance from the outside.""Support Responsiveness & time to fix bugs should be improved."

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"Huawei is not that cheap.""Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better.""The solution could improve by having better integration.""The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused.""The user interface is not so user friendly.""I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined.""Technical support could be more helpful.""The technical support has been a let down for us. It's something the company has to work on. We haven't been satisfied with their level of service."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are very reasonable.""This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."

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"Pricing for this product is manageable, though slightly higher than comparable products.""The price of Dell EMC Unity XT is higher compared to other solutions. The price should be less expensive."

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"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated.""The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: Dell EMC PowerStore is a unified storage platform that has the added benefit of being scalable. The automated management… more »
Top Answer: As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets… more »
Top Answer: The high availability of Dell EMC Unity XT has been the most important feature.
Top Answer: The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by having better integration.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
EMC Unity, Dell EMC Unity
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

Dell EMC Unity, powered by Intel Xeon processors, delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value, enabling your organization to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier storage to the cloud.

Dell EMC Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-based storage analytics and proactive support keep you available and connected.

OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Draper, Rio Grande Pacific, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Unity XT is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. Dell EMC Unity XT is rated 8.8, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity XT writes "Price / Quality ratio is good and since OE 5.03 code the array family reached a rather good maturity level". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Good management and technical support, but it is not too cheap also". Dell EMC Unity XT is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray and Huawei OceanStor Dorado, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Dell EMC Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor report.

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