We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware."
"The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models."
"The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less."
"Its resilience is the most valuable."
"This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area."
"The most valuable feature is data mirroring."
"The deduplication and compression capabilities are powerful."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable."
"The solution runs pretty fast."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"It is easy to use. Not too complicated."
"The fact that you can manage the requirements is one the most valuable features of HPE Nimble Storage. The other is the rapid deployment time."
"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."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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."
"The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage."
"Hitachi should launch some small machines in Brazil. The smallest machine here in Brazil is VSP 350, which can be quite big for some of the customers. In China, Hitachi has small models of this equipment, but those models are not available in our region. Its pricing is a big issue for us. We are resellers, and we face some competition from other vendors. Hitachi doesn't always have a good position in terms of the price. Its user interface is also not as good as some of the other competitors, and it can be improved."
"The interface should be simplified and made easier to use."
"For the support windows to work, maybe they have to upgrade the firmware of the VSP. They changed the hardware or the disk. I don't know if it was the port blade they changed or a VM for a memory cache. Also, replacing the old target with the processor target would be fine. The old equipment is very easy to manage, and I don't have any bad commentary."
"They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features."
"We have had some stability issues with one array which has happened twice during subsequent software updates but is due to a bad Postgres database."
"There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features."
"I would like to have more administrative rights, for example, root-level administrative rights to the underlying OS of the storage array. We want more access to the kind of underlying infrastructure of the storage array rather than relying on support. However, most companies are looking to have more managed solutions which is the opposite direction of what I want."
"The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length."
"I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage."
"The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"The solution requires a higher availability."
"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."
"The licensing fees are very reasonable."
"It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."
"When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability."
"This is an expensive solution."
"I would classify it as an expensive product."
"We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly."
"There is a one-time price for hardware, and with the software support, everything is included, such as software upgrades. The licensing of the solution is included in the cost of the hardware and the support is an extra cost. We have purchased support on an annual basis, but you can purchase support up front for up to seven years. We usually buy five years and near the time of the expiry, we sometimes extend it."
"The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market."
"HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time."
"Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers."
"HPE Nimble Storage is more expensive than some of the other solutions, such as Pure Storage. They charge more for every feature than other vendors."
"I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."
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
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Virtual Storage Platform is the brand name for a Hitachi Data Systems line of computer data storage systems for data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE Primera, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore and Huawei OceanStor. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.
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