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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"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."

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"Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""The performance of the solution is good.""The performance is very good.""HPE Primera is scalable.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""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 initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""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."

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"We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use""Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price."

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Cons
"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."

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"On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""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 hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""They could work to make scalability easier.""This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage."

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"The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs.""The features are limited.""It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to other sites."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"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.""The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses.""The price to capacity ratio is good.""Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included.""From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive.""I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price.""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."

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"The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category.""All of the features are bundled together, and you can renew the bundle with all of the features included.""We have a five-year contract for providing support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
Top Answer: We are under a perpetual license in terms of software.
Top Answer: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use
Top Answer: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is cost-effective. There is no license. All of the features are bundled together, and you… more »
Top Answer: While it is a reliable product, it could be improved. It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to… more »
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Pavilion HFA
Primera
ThinkSystem DE Series
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Overview

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

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise18%
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HPE Primera is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 9.0, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.6. 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 Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell EMC Unity XT, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ and IBM FlashSystem. See our HPE Primera vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series report.

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