We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"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."
"It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution."
"The intelligence around the solution is good."
"Its stability is the most valuable. It has soft alerts. When an alert is raised, we get a call from HP saying that there is this type of alert, and they need to do a remote session to check things. Similarly, for firmware updates, they get in touch to say that a firmware upgrade is required on your storage. They schedule a time and take control remotely to upgrade the firmware. In all such cases, there is no downtime. Everything is done when a full-fledged operation is going on. Its user interface is also quite good. We are quite accustomed to this user interface. We can easily take a look at the current usage or the amount of storage. It is quite easily understandable, and I can present those things to my seniors or other people who are not that tech-savvy, and they can easily understand what we are trying to tell them. We can easily show them that we are using around 87% of the storage, so we need to plan for another tree and things like that."
"It is easy to set up, easy to use, and user-friendly. It is easier to work with HPE 3PAR than with Hitachi. Its technical support is also good."
"The technical support is good."
"Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface."
"We use all the features, but some of the most valuable are the replication, priority optimization, provisioning, and deduplication. There are a lot of good features in this product."
"Great value for money."
"Generally stable with good technical support."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"Huawei OceanStor is stable."
"The solution is easy to scale as needed."
"We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."
"The pricing is very reasonable."
"Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price."
"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."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"The performance of the solution is not good anymore and the software is different from all the other types and is not compatible. There are more negative things at this moment than positive. This is why we are removing them all from our organization this year."
"From an overall perspective, all the latest technologies can improve support and performance. This is very important for us."
"I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization."
"The GUI interface could be improved. I have been having trouble with one issue in particular. If you look at the DC and DR, if there is a communication break and the link went down—so the data is not replicating from DC to DR—there is no way to find out how much data is ready for transmission. Only the size of the data that needs to be transferred after the link comes up. If the firewall link is down, there is no way of seeing how much data is waiting to be transferred. This is a weak point of 3PAR."
"There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered."
"An area of improvement for this solution is an increase in the bandwidth as well as an upgrade of the storage functionality and capabilities. The storage needs to be expandable for future-proofing."
"I would like to see more storage, a better interface, and to move from mechanical disks."
"Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed."
"The user interface is not so user friendly."
"The solution could improve by having better integration."
"CFS integration is one area where OceanStor has some room for improvement. The CFS on OceanStor is dedicated, so it's not integrated with the existing active directory domain."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
"Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better."
"Could have a more stable, lighter Metro and better logging system."
"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 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."
"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."
"If HPE reduced the price of 3PAR StoreServ they would be more attractive to mid-range companies."
"The price of the solution could be reduced for the license and for support."
"The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it."
"We purchased the total package for approximately $60,000."
"This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one."
"The price of the license depends. Some people expect more from the hardware. Some expect more from the licensing, and that is because you can receive several licenses nowadays, such as the terabyte license. You buy the storage, and you pay extra for the terabyte license for the software. There is a one-time purchase for the license and you pay annually for the maintenance."
"We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product."
"The SSD is a little bit expensive."
"The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
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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HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.
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.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 31 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Good management and technical support, but it is not too cheap also". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE Nimble Storage. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor report.
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