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Pros
"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.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"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.""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.""In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""HPE Primera is scalable.""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.""Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution."

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"The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.""One of the best features is the support, which is excellent.""The latency is good.""Technical support has been helpful and responsive.""Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.""It is very easy to install and configure. It has got excellent diagnostics. If you really need to see how the box is performing, the console gives you a lot of information. You can set thresholds as well as alerts based on the thresholds, which is a very powerful functionality. They are very proactive. They know how to monitor and manage the systems. They see a problem, and they are all over it before us. They see the problem before we see it, which is very good."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""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.""On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers.""They could work to make scalability easier."

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"In the future, I would like to see integration with enterprise backup systems.""It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking.""In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.""Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better.""The software layer has to improve.""I'd like to see the product implement active replication for vehicles such as VMware."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive.""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.""I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price.""The price to capacity ratio is good.""Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included.""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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"Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it.""The licensing is on a yearly basis."

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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: The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. We're pretty happy with the cost. It's reasonable and not overly expensive.
Top Answer: To be able to do the welcome files simultaneously on a lower version would be helpful. I general, we don't really have… more »
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
Primera
Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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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

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
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%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company25%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government4%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise18%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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HPE Primera is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 13th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 9.0, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.4. 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 Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". 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 Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerStore and NetApp NVMe AFF A800. See our HPE Primera vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe report.

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