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Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"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.""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."

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"Overall, the solution is strong, easy and fast.""The efficiency ratio is just as high as advertised. It's very high relative to other storage solutions as well. The compression and deduplication capabilities are also very high."

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"Technical support has been helpful and responsive.""The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.""One of the best features is the support, which is excellent.""Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.""It is very easy to install and configure. It has got excellent diagnostics. If you really need to see how the box is performing, the console gives you a lot of information. You can set thresholds as well as alerts based on the thresholds, which is a very powerful functionality. They are very proactive. They know how to monitor and manage the systems. They see a problem, and they are all over it before us. They see the problem before we see it, which is very good.""The latency is good."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"One improvement I am hoping for in the next release is unified storage.""For mission critical issues the performance is low."

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"I'd like to see the product implement active replication for vehicles such as VMware.""It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking.""Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better.""In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.""In the future, I would like to see integration with enterprise backup systems.""The software layer has to improve."

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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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"The price per gigabyte is good and it is low when it comes to terabytes."

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"Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it.""The licensing is on a yearly basis."

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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: The efficiency ratio is just as high as advertised. It's very high relative to other storage solutions as well. The… more »
Top Answer: The price per gigabyte is good and it is low when it comes to terabytes.
Top Answer: One improvement I am hoping for in the next release is unified storage. The other storage systems we use are unified… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. We're pretty happy with the cost. It's reasonable and not overly expensive.
Top Answer: To be able to do the welcome files simultaneously on a lower version would be helpful. I general, we don't really have… more »
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
Hitachi VSP E990
Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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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

100% DATA AVAILABILITY GUARANTEE. LOWEST COST PER IOPS IN THE INDUSTRY. ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY IN CONSUMPTION.

Is your infrastructure futureproof? The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) portfolio delivers performance and agility today and scales to match future demands. Maintain digital business with a highly available 24/7 infrastructure. Stretch your budget and get more value from existing infrastructure.

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm9%
Non Profit9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company25%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government4%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 is ranked 27th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 18th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 is rated 8.6, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 writes "High efficiency and simple setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series, whereas Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerStore and HPE Primera. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe report.

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