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Pros
"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."

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"Its resilience is the most valuable.""The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models."

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"The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.""The Global Copy and Global Mirror features are the solution's most valuable aspects."

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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.""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.""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."

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"The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options.""The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally."

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

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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: The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.
Top Answer: I think the pricing could be better. The license is very expensive.
Top Answer: The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options. The price could also be better. I would like to see a better GUI and a… more »
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Pavilion HFA
System Storage DS8000
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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

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.

IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).
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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
Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
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 Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government10%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise36%
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is ranked 3rd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 2 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 9.6. 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 IBM System Storage DS8000 Series writes "Great Global Copy and Global Mirror features with an easy initial setup". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem and INFINIDAT InfiniBox, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Dell EMC SC Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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