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Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IntelliFlash and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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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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"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""The installation and management are very easy.""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 most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""There are plenty of features available in this solution."

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"It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome.""The initial setup is straightforward."

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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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"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.""There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""The product could always be faster.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."

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"Technical support is bad. It'd grade them at 30% or 40%. The response time is terrible.""I wouldn't say I like anything about this solution. We are looking for a replacement with Dell EMC and Pure Storage. Tegile's performance, support, and features are horrible. It's going down. Multiple companies have bought it. It looked okay at one point in time, like four years ago. Even though it wasn't one of the best, it still looked okay. Since the management has changed several times, it looks like it's going down the drain. Performance is horrible now. Our original intent was to buy new storage in about two years. But since it became a critical urgency for us, we decided to purchase a new one in two or three months. It would be better if they improved the codebase. We have issues very often with their code, and I think that is the main pain point. The hardware is also horrible because we have either a controller failure or a SATADOM failure very often. Now and then, we also have a disc failure. They have to get their act together. They have to make sure their hardware is robust, they have to make sure their code is good, and then we can think about new features and functionality. First, make the unit run properly, and then we can think about additions. Obviously, their support has to be knowledgeable. Because when I told them, "we have latency issues, come troubleshoot it for us," nobody came. But if we tell them that "we need to do a firmware upgrade," then they are like, "okay. Let's do a firmware upgrade." They will come to do the firmware upgrade, and then they will go. But with the firmware upgrades, you might never know when it works properly and when it doesn't work properly. If there is a disc that needs to be replaced, and we ask them to replace it, they'll say, "okay, just share the remote station with us, and we'll run some commands, and we'll validate which disc is faulty. If it's really faulty, we will send the disc. We do that, and then they find the faulty disc and send a replacement. They will do these minor things. But that's not what we are looking for. We are looking for more features and more functionality. Like if there is latency, try to help us out and help the customer find where the latency is. It doesn't necessarily have to be only with SAN storage. It might be a configuration issue, or it might be something else. So, you should help the customer find where the issue is. Unfortunately, that is not what we are getting from them. So they have to improve that a lot."

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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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"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.""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."

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"I think we pay around 100 grand per year for three arrays or four arrays."

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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: This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.
Top Answer: All of the brands have different architectures for licensing. Some licenses come standard with the product, whereas some… more »
Top Answer: If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.
Top Answer: It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of the exact pricing. Over three years, the support might have been in the ballpark of $15,000. We bought… more »
Top Answer: Once you started pushing it, it would start to not respond properly and then we would have to reach out to support, to… more »
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-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

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.

Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
Bank of Stockton, Barnsley College, Boyes Turner, Brigham Young University
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company20%
Cloud Provider6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government9%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise20%
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise17%
Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IntelliFlash and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while IntelliFlash is ranked 29th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0, while IntelliFlash is rated 4.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IntelliFlash writes "A unified flash storage solution with poor performance, support, and features". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, whereas IntelliFlash is most compared with Tintri VMstore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC Unity XT and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IntelliFlash report.

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