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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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"Ability to cluster two storages together with HA availability.""The price of this solution is good.""The solution offers very good reliable systems and storage for our clients."

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"The most valuable features are stability and performance.""We find the product to be very flexible.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out.""NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is easier to use than some other solutions and the UI is very good to use for day-to-day activities. Overall, the solution has good technology."

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"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.""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."

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"The licensing model needs to be revisited. It needs to be simplified.""Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.""This is an expensive solution."

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"Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.""The support can take a few days to have a response. However, the response that we do receive is very informative."

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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 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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  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
  • "There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses."
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    Pavilion HFA
    ThinkSystem DM Series
    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

    To meet enterprise storage requirements, ThinkSystem All-Flash DM Series systems provide high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. DM Series runs on ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. It accelerates your business while improving the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of your IT operations.

    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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    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business72%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 25th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 6.0, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series writes "Reliable, but has a difficult licensing process and needs more storage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC Unity XT, Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and Dell EMC SC Series, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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