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

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"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 most valuable feature is an all-flash system, which means the data access speed is amazing while the latency is almost nothing, and it can deliver IOPS up to 16,000.""Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""When taking into account the price, maintenance required, and performance of HPE Primera, it is an effective solution.""We sold Primera to a public university, and they're happy with it. They have been using it for about four months with no significant problems.""One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment."

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"Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""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 majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""The most valuable features are the five chips architecture and the purpose-built NVMe hard disk drive. Additionally, the IOPS feature is good."

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Cons
"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.""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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"One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage.""The solution has good performance but it could improve further.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""They could work to make scalability easier.""There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well.""Price is always important in Turkey, so HPE could lower the price to keep it competitive. It's not as competitive as other solutions in this market."

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"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""The product could always be faster.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""The data compression and deduplication ratio of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is not as good as other solutions, such as EMC and Pure Storage. It is important when looking at capacity effectiveness.""It should have easy connectivity with the AIX, however, I've found that with AIX, it has some issues and due to this, we need to remove the exact fiber card sometimes and then plug it in again so that it can connect with the AIX systems.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface."

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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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  • "The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses."
  • "From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive."
  • "The price to capacity ratio is good."
  • "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."
  • "Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included."
  • "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."
  • "The price of HPE Primera could improve, it is expensive."
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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."
  • "There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
  • "This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on 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."
  • "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."
  • "Huawei has very good pricing. They have some promotions that can be taken advantage of at certain times of the year, such as the end of December. They are providing aggressive pricing. In the Pakistan market, they are ready to beat any vendor in Pakistan because they want to grab the market."
  • "The price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is very inexpensive, it cost approximately $5 per gigabyte."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. There is not a vendor that offers an All-Flash Storage Array at the price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado. The other solutions are approximately 50% higher."
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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 »
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    This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
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    The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
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    HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
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    HPE Primera has many great features but one of the best is that it is very easy to deploy. From an overall perspective… more »
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    The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
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    This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.
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    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.
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    Pavilion HFA
    Primera
    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

    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

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Transportation Company13%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government6%
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    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Cloud Provider6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business72%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise19%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 16 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 8.8, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2. 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 Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem. See our HPE Primera vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.

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