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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""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."

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"The performance is very good.""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.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""HPE Primera has good integration. All the users are using HP servers and some systems, such as Synergy, which integrate well into the solution.""Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""It is a stable and scalable solution with quick and efficient storage capability.""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."

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"We find the product to be very flexible.""The most valuable features are stability and performance.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""The solution has good performance but it could improve further.""This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""The reporting console can be improved with out of the box reports.""They could work to make scalability easier.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage."

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"The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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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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  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
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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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    The most valuable features are stability and performance.
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    Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
    Top Answer: 
    The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
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    Pavilion HFA
    Primera
    NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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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

    Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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    Sample Customers
    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Transportation Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business72%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise26%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 16 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 8.8, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 9.0. 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 NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990, HPE Nimble Storage and SolidFire. See our HPE Primera vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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