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."
"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 high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS."
"The solution runs pretty fast."
"InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
"Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"The fact that you can manage the requirements is one the most valuable features of HPE Nimble Storage. The other is the rapid deployment time."
"Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second instantaneously without any issues."
"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"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."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"We would like there to be more enhanced features."
"HPE does not have suffficient storage."
"I would like to have more administrative rights, for example, root-level administrative rights to the underlying OS of the storage array. We want more access to the kind of underlying infrastructure of the storage array rather than relying on support. However, most companies are looking to have more managed solutions which is the opposite direction of what I want."
"Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved."
"I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved."
"The solution requires a higher availability."
"The scalability could be better."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"The product could always be faster."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"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."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"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."
"Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers."
"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."
"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."
"The pricing is better than some of the competitors, such as Dell EMC."
"HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time."
"I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."
"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."
"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."
"There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
"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."
"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."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on 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
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.
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 Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. 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 Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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