We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage."
"The most valuable feature is data mirroring."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"The solution runs pretty fast."
"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good."
"The scalability is straightforward."
"The replay and IOPS work well."
"Great value for money."
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage."
"The pricing is very reasonable."
"Generally stable with good technical support."
"Huawei OceanStor is stable."
"We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."
"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."
"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."
"We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."
"The solution needs to be an active-active controller."
"We would like there to be more enhanced features."
"The solution requires a higher availability."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"HPE does not have suffficient storage."
"The scalability could be better."
"I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
"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 administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused."
"Huawei is not that cheap."
"I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."
"Could have a more stable, lighter Metro and better logging system."
"The user interface is not so user friendly."
"The solution could improve by having better integration."
"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."
"I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."
"I would classify it as an expensive product."
"The price is negotiable and when we first received the quote it was expensive, but after dealing with them and receiving a discount, the price is reasonable."
"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."
"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."
"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
Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020
Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations.
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.
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 Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Good management and technical support, but it is not too cheap also". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC PowerStore, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Huawei OceanStor report.
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