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Huawei OceanStor Dorado is #16 ranked solution in best All-Flash Storage Arrays. IT Central Station users give Huawei OceanStor Dorado an average rating of 8 out of 10. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most commonly compared to Dell EMC PowerStore:Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs Dell EMC PowerStore. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 43% of all views.
What is Huawei OceanStor Dorado?

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.

Huawei OceanStor Dorado was previously known as OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System.

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Huawei OceanStor Dorado Customers

Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN

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Head of Research & Development at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
It works perfectly and enables us to use less space for storage

Pros and Cons

  • "It is very easy to use."
  • "The initial setup was very complex."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use this solution to store our virtualized environment where we supply all the applications in RT and the process of many other types of services to our subsidiaries.

What is most valuable?

The OceanStor V3 5000 was, when we started, the first real NVMe all-flash storage solution. In NVMe, the performance was much more impressive to seek latency and that was unmatched. When we later sold our machine, the supplier did not have any in stock. Only later Dell was able to introduce PowerMax or IBM, and they introduced their new solution integrating the NVMe.  

The other advantage is that HyperMetro functionality is app-specific to VMware or to the virtualized environment to have more reliability and higher capability. It is, therefore, possible to have all the data synchronized, using less storage. All the other features inside the system are very reliable and the installation time was shorter. We use less space for storage now - it decreased from two racks to only four units. That is really impressive.

What needs improvement?

We cannot complain because everything is perfect. The service is perfect. Reliability is perfect. We are very impressed with the solution we implemented.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for more than a year now on premises.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is perfect.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

When we first purchased the program, the system only supported the controller but after a few months they moved from the 4 tera to the 35 tera disk. So it scaled more than eight times. Not only that, but they also released the possibility to have an external disk in NVMe. Now there's really no problem with scaling. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very complex because we did not only implement virtualized environment based on an Intel operative system and Intel servers, but we also implemented the storage for IBM AS/400, which is a specific system for ERT that was not supported 100% by OceanStor. The technical team helped us to implement it and they provided support for two months afterward too.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very competitive. At first we were cautious about the NVMe storage but the price was more competitive than other solutions. Even more, if we consider the total cost of ownership of the storage because the cost of maintenance of the all-flash storage is very little. All-flash Huawei is much cheaper than the cost of maintenance of more traditional storage solutions. 

What other advice do I have?

I really do recommend this solution to others. There are very few features that are not available in this program: it has compression, it has duplication, it has a clone, it has the alternator, it has replication, it has the CAP. It has everything and very low latency, all integrated into one system. And you need only one software to manage it. It is very easy to use. My rating is ten out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
KB
Senior Systems Engineer at dts
Real User
A solution with a simple GUI that's fast and offers very good technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment takes about a day."
  • "The speeds of the disks themselves need to be faster. The disks are not flash. When we opened our hard drive from the inclusion, I saw a converter, and it's not entirely flash."

What is most valuable?

The solution is very fast, but IBM is winning at the right speed. The GUI is very simple, however, in comparison to IBM. The interface is nice and simple, as are the guides.

What needs improvement?

The speeds of the disks themselves need to be faster. The disks are not flash. When we opened our hard drive from the inclusion, I saw a converter, and it's not entirely flash.

It would be helpful in the future if they could create another solution that can manage both Huawei and non-Huawei boxes.

For how long have I used the solution?

We're currently testing the solution. It's rather new for us.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I can't speak to its stability. We haven't run any stability tests yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very responsive. We have many products from Huawei. If something happens, we open a ticket and they assist.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment takes about a day.

What about the implementation team?

We had a consultant assist in the implementation. We just provided the help connecting the cable and installing the rack.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't handle pricing, but I do believe it is less expensive than IBM.

What other advice do I have?

We use a hybrid deployment model, and we're currently testing the solution.

I'd rate the solution 8.5 out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Solution Design Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
The technical support is great and I like the deduplication features and the graphical user interface

Pros and Cons

  • "The deduplication features and the graphical user interface (GUI) of the solution are the most valuable to me."
  • "An area of this product that has room for improvement is the NAS capability."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for production.

What is most valuable?

The deduplication features and the graphical user interface (GUI) of the solution are the most valuable to me.

What needs improvement?

An area of this product that has room for improvement is the NAS capability.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around six months now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am impressed by the scalability of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've only had to use technical support a few times because the solution is very stable. They always have very good support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did previously use a different solution, but we switched due to Huawei's better price-performance ratio.

How was the initial setup?

We used an integrator for the installation and the initial setup was really straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be that it's a very good product and I'm very happy with it. In the next version, it would be nice to have a converged solution for NAS and SAN. On a scale from one to 10, where one is the worst and 10 is the best, I will rate a nine, because it's a very good product and it's stable. It just lacks automation support for automation products.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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