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."
"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."
"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."
"The solution is easy to install."
"The intelligence around the solution is good."
"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."
"It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution."
"The solution offers good stability."
"The solution is stable."
"Their support is the most valuable. The support that we are getting from HP Turkey is very good. This product is better than some of the other products in terms of reliability. It is very reliable."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"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."
"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."
"File Persona can be better. I don't use File Persona because it has many problems with my environment. The antivirus that it has is not compatible with File Persona, and that's a big issue with File Persona. 3PAR is not as good as Dell when making a file in the storage. 3PAR for a block is very good, but when comparing row capacity, I get 14% capacity with 3PAR, but with Dell, I get 60% capacity."
"The configuration and flexibility should improve."
"There are issues formulating the upgraded disk."
"We are using a built-in solution in 3PAR. We are using All-Flash Storage, and there are some difficulties with it. HPE has now developed a new tool system to support All-Flash, and that's why we are changing our investment. They must increase its performance. I want unlimited support, which is very important for performance. I am not interested in spinning disks. HPE is developing new storage systems called Primera, but they must be developed more."
"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."
"The cloud-based monitoring Infosight would be better if users are automatically enrolled in the cloud/group based on the configuration or information gathered or uploaded on the internet."
"The interface could be improved to match the system."
"Its price is a bit high for adding another tree."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."
"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"The product could always be faster."
"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."
"The price of the solution could be reduced for the license and for support."
"It's a good price."
"The licensing cost for HPE 3PAR StoreServ is expensive."
"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."
"If HPE reduced the price of 3PAR StoreServ they would be more attractive to mid-range companies."
"The SSD is a little bit expensive."
"We purchased the total package for approximately $60,000."
"It is quite difficult to decide on the cost. At one point, I was the project lead to cover with some people, but the price was important and we had its compression calculated. At that moment, it was fair because that was one of the things moving their product due to the cost of HPE 3PAR StoreServ as they were competing with Hitachi and IBM A9000, which I'm not sure if is still available."
"There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster."
"We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors."
"There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
"The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market."
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.
Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. 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 Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE EVA, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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