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We performed a comparison between DDN IntelliFlash and Huawei OceanStor Dorado based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed DDN IntelliFlash vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report (Updated: August 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome.""The initial setup is straightforward."

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"The most valuable features are the five chips architecture and the purpose-built NVMe hard disk drive. Additionally, the IOPS feature is good.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The solution is scalable.""Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado.""The installation and management are very easy.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes."

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Cons
"Technical support is bad. It'd grade them at 30% or 40%. The response time is terrible.""I wouldn't say I like anything about this solution. We are looking for a replacement with Dell EMC and Pure Storage. Tegile's performance, support, and features are horrible. It's going down. Multiple companies have bought it. It looked okay at one point in time, like four years ago. Even though it wasn't one of the best, it still looked okay. Since the management has changed several times, it looks like it's going down the drain. Performance is horrible now. Our original intent was to buy new storage in about two years. But since it became a critical urgency for us, we decided to purchase a new one in two or three months. It would be better if they improved the codebase. We have issues very often with their code, and I think that is the main pain point. The hardware is also horrible because we have either a controller failure or a SATADOM failure very often. Now and then, we also have a disc failure. They have to get their act together. They have to make sure their hardware is robust, they have to make sure their code is good, and then we can think about new features and functionality. First, make the unit run properly, and then we can think about additions. Obviously, their support has to be knowledgeable. Because when I told them, "we have latency issues, come troubleshoot it for us," nobody came. But if we tell them that "we need to do a firmware upgrade," then they are like, "okay. Let's do a firmware upgrade." They will come to do the firmware upgrade, and then they will go. But with the firmware upgrades, you might never know when it works properly and when it doesn't work properly. If there is a disc that needs to be replaced, and we ask them to replace it, they'll say, "okay, just share the remote station with us, and we'll run some commands, and we'll validate which disc is faulty. If it's really faulty, we will send the disc. We do that, and then they find the faulty disc and send a replacement. They will do these minor things. But that's not what we are looking for. We are looking for more features and more functionality. Like if there is latency, try to help us out and help the customer find where the latency is. It doesn't necessarily have to be only with SAN storage. It might be a configuration issue, or it might be something else. So, you should help the customer find where the issue is. Unfortunately, that is not what we are getting from them. So they have to improve that a lot."

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"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""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.""The product could always be faster.""If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.""The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface.""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.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think we pay around 100 grand per year for three arrays or four arrays."
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  • "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."
  • "It's not easy to receive an upgrade license of Huawei OceanStor Dorado. It's easy to buy OceanStor with several features, but when you want to add on features later it's not easy. I had some problems."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure of the exact pricing. Over three years, the support might have been in the ballpark of $15,000. We bought the solution itself outright.
    Top Answer:Once you started pushing it, it would start to not respond properly and then we would have to reach out to support, to try to figure out where these issues came from. They couldn't tell us where the… more »
    Top Answer:This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.
    Top Answer:All of the brands have different architectures for licensing. Some licenses come standard with the product, whereas some you need to buy. This product is not too expensive, and the price is… more »
    Top Answer:If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.
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    Also Known As
    Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-Series
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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    Overview

    Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

    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
    Bank of Stockton, Barnsley College, Boyes Turner, Brigham Young University
    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Wholesaler/Distributor7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    DDN IntelliFlash vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DDN IntelliFlash vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    DDN IntelliFlash is ranked 27th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. DDN IntelliFlash is rated 4.0, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of DDN IntelliFlash writes "A unified flash storage solution with poor performance, support, and features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". DDN IntelliFlash is most compared with Tintri VMstore, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and VMware vSAN, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Huawei OceanStor, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our DDN IntelliFlash vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.

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