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Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Pure Storage FlashArray and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"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.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""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.""There are plenty of features available in this solution.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."

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"Processes that used to take 40 minutes to two hours can be completed in five minutes.""At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way.""I use all the features of this solution and I find them to be easy to use and functional, such as the compression and capacity to expand.""Technical support has been amazing.""The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc.""The mobile app is very helpful.""The solution offers amazing performance.""This solution is very scalable."

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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.""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."

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

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"I can't see where they can make anything better, unless, of course, they lower their prices even more.""The price should be lower.""The integration capabilities could be improved.""CIFS and SMB Shares cannot be mounted directly.""I like what they're doing, but some of my customers complain that they do not have all the bells and whistles and knobs to fine-tune workloads that some of the competitors have. In my opinion, that's good. All customers don't have dedicated storage gurus, and they can get themselves into trouble if they fine-tune too many of those high-performance knobs, but they do get knocked down. Pure Storage takes a hit in the minds and opinions of some of the customers because they cannot customize things as much as compared to a legacy storage provider's appliance such as NetApp, Dell EMC, or even HPE. I personally think 95% of my customers are better off letting the system fine-tune itself. That was something that you needed to do 12 or 15 years ago, but now with all-flash, the technology can handle what it needs to handle. Customers just end up shooting themselves in the foot if they are tweaking too many default settings.""It would be nice to have a better view of the allocated capacity on their Platform as a Service solution because we have to do some manual calculations to understand how much we are going to pay every month to use the storage that is allocated.""FlashArray's capacity for forecasting should be improved because it needs to be a bit more current. I think it's bundled with the deduplication and other compression factors. We need more user interfaces for forecasting in this software and more interfaces need to be integrated with this array management tool.""Beyond a certain amount of petabytes, you have to have a separate system. Basically, it's not infinitely scalable."

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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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"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.""There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements.""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."

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"We do not incur additional costs beyond the licensing fee.""When we bought the unit, we bought per capacity. So, the licensing is per capacity, and the only thing that we have to buy every year or every three years is maintenance. Included in that maintenance is the upgrade of the controllers every three years at no cost to us.""There are no fees for licensing. The hardware is paid for only once.""We consume it as a service, and that's actually something we really like, or at least I really like from the technical perspective. That's because it means there is no hassle when we need to upgrade arrays to add capacity. We just interact directly with technical counterparts, and we say, "Hey, we're filling up," and they say, "All right, here's another data pack." They ship it in, and we install it. So, the as-a-service model has worked very well. Given the outstanding data reduction rates, it has improved our profitability because we're selling allocated volumes as part of the cloud service or recovering those costs from our tenants. It is very efficient, but that has offset the premium price. It started out that way, but over time, as we've added capacity, the price per gig has gone down a lot because we have a lot of it.""There is an annual or perpetual license required for this solution.""Pure is typically more expensive than everyone else. You get what you pay for, but I have lost deals to similar solutions because of pricing. They include everything, and that's another positive about Pure Storage. They aren't trying to nickel and dime their customers for different features. It is all included in one price. The license is by capacity, and the price depends on the capacity and the discount we're getting from the vendor. You get the SKU of the physical appliance, support, and maintenance, and that's it. You're licensed for whatever feature they offer. It is all rolled up into the price of the appliance.""The pricing is reasonable.""My organization has a yearly license, but I believe that Pure Storage FlashArray has capacity-based licenses as well. I'm definitely happy with the pricing."

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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: Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure… more »
Top Answer: The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.
Top Answer: The pricing is rather costly when compared to similar solutions. There are no fees for licensing. The hardware is paid… more »
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Pavilion HFA
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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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

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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.

Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
Nielsen, Lamar Advertising, LinkedIn, Betfair, UT-Dallas
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%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise20%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Pure Storage FlashArray 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 Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 20 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2. 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 Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerStore, HPE Nimble Storage and INFINIDAT InfiniBox. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.

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