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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series 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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"The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""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 that you can use it with all deployment models."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are the artificial intelligence for the storage inside of the software and firmware because customers do not like functionalities which require manual interruption.""In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""HPE Primera is scalable.""One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment.""The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""The performance is very good."

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Cons
"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.""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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"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.""The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features.""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."

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"On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""They could work to make scalability easier.""The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability.""This is an expensive solution.""It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."

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"From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive.""The price to capacity ratio is good.""I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price.""It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price.""There is only a one-time license purchase needed and no additional costs. If HP could reduce the training cost, then that would be advantageous to the seller.""Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included.""The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses."

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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 setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.
Top Answer: It always depends on what technology you need. Because if you need a very fast flash disk, it's going to be more… more »
Top Answer: For the support windows to work, maybe they have to upgrade the firmware of the VSP. They changed the hardware or the… more »
Top Answer: HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
Top Answer: We are under a perpetual license in terms of software.
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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

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RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise18%
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while HPE Primera is rated 9.0. 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 Primera writes "Artificial intelligence is good for technical work required to move from manual interactive to automatic". 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 Dell EMC PowerStore, whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe. See our HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.

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