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Irfan Basharat
Solutions Architect (Huawei & Lenovo) at Computer Marketing Company Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 20
Plenty of features, priced well, and reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "There are plenty of features available in this solution."
  • "This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."

What is our primary use case?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado is a flash storage solution.

What is most valuable?

There are plenty of features available in this solution.

What needs improvement?

This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.

In an upcoming release, Huawei could improve by adding migration services to allow customers to migrate from other solutions, such as HPE or Dell. This would help make this solution more attractive to those wanting to switch.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have clients of all business sizes.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is good. However, there are times when it can be challenging.

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

I have previously used IBM, HPE, Dell, and Lenovo and when comparing Huawei OceanStor Dorado, it is a very good solution.

How was the initial setup?

The difficulty level of the installation depends on the client's environment. There are easy installations and very complicated ones. For example, if the client needs to have replication and backups a few times a day and there is more than a 200-kilometer distance for the data to be transferred it can be difficult.

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Huawei OceanStor Dorado a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Solutions provider
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Senior Consultant at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Consultant
Overall simple to use, good local support, but integration need improvement
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
  • "Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."

What is our primary use case?

Most of my clients are using this solution to manage their smaller storage and as a backup solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.

What needs improvement?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the scalability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The local support has been very good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. The team did not do a lot of training and was able to handle the installation without issues.

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

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated Dell EMC and Hitachi solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Huawei OceanStor Dorado a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Real User
Plenty of use cases available, but lacking multi-tier cloud

What is our primary use case?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado is used for storing data.

What is most valuable?

We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes.

What needs improvement?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Huawei OceanStor Dorado for approximately two months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

How was the initial setup?

The implementation was simple.

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

The price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is very inexpensive, it cost approximately $5 per gigabyte.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Huawei…

What is our primary use case?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado is used for storing data.

What is most valuable?

We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes.

What needs improvement?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Huawei OceanStor Dorado for approximately two months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

How was the initial setup?

The implementation was simple.

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

The price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is very inexpensive, it cost approximately $5 per gigabyte.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Huawei OceanStor Dorado a seven out of ten.

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