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 features that I have found most valuable are the artificial intelligence for the storage inside of the software and firmware because customers do not like functionalities which require manual interruption."
"The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex."
"All of the capabilities of the hardware such as replication, snapshot, and the specific features are all included from the start as opposed to being on another license."
"The performance is very good."
"Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution."
"The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime."
"One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment."
"HPE Primera is scalable."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"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."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"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."
"They could work to make scalability easier."
"There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price."
"The cost of HPE Primera could be lower."
"On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities."
"One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage."
"We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data."
"The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage."
"The interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"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."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"The product could always be faster."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"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 to capacity ratio is good."
"From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive."
"There is only a one-time license purchase needed and no additional costs. If HP could reduce the training cost, then that would be advantageous to the seller."
"I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price."
"The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses."
"Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included."
"It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price."
"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."
"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."
"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
HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data
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 Primera is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 9.0, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "Artificial intelligence is good for technical work required to move from manual interactive to automatic". 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 Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and HPE Nimble Storage. See our HPE Primera vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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