Dell VMAX All Flash vs Huawei OceanStor comparison

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Categories and Ranking

Pure FlashArray X NVMe
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Ranking in All-Flash Storage
15th
Average Rating
9.2
Number of Reviews
29
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NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays (6th)
Dell VMAX All Flash
Ranking in All-Flash Storage
29th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
3
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Huawei OceanStor
Ranking in All-Flash Storage
13th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
33
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Featured Reviews

JB
Jul 12, 2022
Problem free scalability, reliable, with straightforward setup
It has good, reliable, and fast storage. We really like snapshot features and how automatable and programmable it is. It is all managed with ad sport and playbooks We have been using Pure FlashArray X NVMe for about a year now. Scalability has been great. We have run into a couple of instances…
PS
Apr 30, 2024
Provides an ease of data migration and a valuable snapshot feature
Our primary use case for the solution is within our banking operations, where it supports critical IT operations and applications in our data center environment The flexibility and ease of migration offered by the product have significantly improved our organization's operational efficiency,…
ChukwuemekaOnyemelukwe - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 6, 2024
Uses a proprietary technology with simple interface and has easy deployment
If you are not generating a substantial amount of data, the available storage space might suffice, making scalability less of a concern. However, if your data generation increases and you require more storage, Huawei OceanStor offers solutions to expand your storage capacity. Expanding storage resources can involve additional costs and configuration efforts. Acquiring more storage solutions and ensuring their integration with your existing setup might require a significant investment of time and resources. While this process can be complex, it allows for seamless scalability as your data storage needs grow. I rate the solution’s scalability an eight out of ten.

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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"Offers excellent features like efficient data reduction, a reliable SafeMode, and a great support model for continuous assistance and updates."
"It is very easy to install and configure. It has got excellent diagnostics. If you really need to see how the box is performing, the console gives you a lot of information. You can set thresholds as well as alerts based on the thresholds, which is a very powerful functionality. They are very proactive. They know how to monitor and manage the systems. They see a problem, and they are all over it before us. They see the problem before we see it, which is very good."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use."
"It's incredibly easy to use and greatly simplified our ability to both deploy and manage our storage subsystems."
"Technical support has been helpful and responsive."
"Pure FlashArray X NVMe helps to improve our processing speed. It is user-friendly and easy to use."
"It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights."
"The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward."
"The product's initial setup phase was good."
"The ransomware protection feature is housed in a separate unit, specifically addressing the top twenty most critical threats."
"The snapshot feature has been precious for our testing processes, application development, and managing testing environments due to its efficiency and ease of use."
"The solution is easy to scale as needed."
"The solution is scalable."
"The support is excellent."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"Huawei OceanStor utilizes a proprietary technology known as RAID 2.0. This technology sets it apart from conventional storage solutions. RAID 2.0 offers advantages over traditional configurations. OceanStor's user interface is very simple and easy to use, featuring a graphical interface that enables quick and error-free setup of the storage system. This interface ensures that users can configure the storage efficiently and without mistakes."
"Its technical support team is helpful."
"We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."
"The solution works well for non-critical applications that do not require a heavy workload. The tool's all features are valuable."
 

Cons

"We would like to see more visibility into garbage collection and CPU performance in the GUI."
"I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center."
"In the next release, I would like to see real-time analytics for further insight into consumption models."
"If the customer only needs 500 terabytes and doesn't care how much data they'll put in the server, IBM is cheaper than Pure."
"It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking."
"In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified."
"Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better."
"They could add more support for file storage and different types of storage."
"The configuration part of the product is an area with certain shortcomings where improvements are required."
"Improvements are needed in both partition recovery and scalability."
"We encountered some challenges during large data migrations that could be addressed for smoother transitions."
"I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions."
"The speed has room for improvement."
"The overall price of the solution should be reduced."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
"Unfortunately, this product doesn't support Flash Disks, but it's IOPS capacity is a great compromise."
"The upgrading process needs improvement. Deploy it and notify the customers when new versions and stuff comes out. I don't think they're doing that well."
"Its data replication features work slowly for nodes."
"The management is not a good feature in all of Huawei products. It's not easy or simple. Huawei has some problems with management and handling storage information from one interface."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"With Pure Storage, we would like to continue seeing price reductions with flash storage. I don't think we're any different than anybody else when we continue to look to the industry for price reductions of both NVMe and traditional SSD storage. We would like to see these prices continue to decline and erode, even displacing large spinning disks."
"The tool's pricing is cheap; I rate it a six to seven out of ten. Most of our sales are not subscription-based. We sell the hardware, and customers keep using it. They only renew the service part annually. The support can be a bit pricey, but the solution is more cost-effective than anything else out there."
"The tool is an investment that we've budgeted for. While the prices may be higher than those of other vendors, we see it as a market leader with benefits. We don't regret purchasing it."
"The licensing is on a yearly basis."
"With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually."
"The product is expensive."
"Given its price, Pure is not the first option."
"Our licensing fees are $500,000+ USD."
"The price falls within the mid-range, neither inexpensive nor high-priced."
"It is not a cheap product."
"This product value matches its price."
"Payment is determined by the amount of storage capacity required, and we have paid 50,000 euros for our usage."
"We pay a monthly licensing fee for this solution. The price could be less expensive."
"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
"The price of Huawei OceanStor should be less expensive. It is expensive at the moment."
"The product is cheap."
"The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
"It's roughly affordable."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Government
6%
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Computer Software Company
14%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Educational Organization
8%
 

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Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Pure FlashArray X NVMe?
Pure FlashArray X NVMe helps to improve our processing speed. It is user-friendly and easy to use.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Pure FlashArray X NVMe?
The tool's pricing is cheap; I rate it a six to seven out of ten. Most of our sales are not subscription-based. We se...
What needs improvement with Pure FlashArray X NVMe?
One point I'd like to improve is that the tool should start selling small boxes again. It discontinued some products ...
What do you like most about Dell EMC VMax?
The product's initial setup phase was good.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC VMax?
It is not a cheap product. As the tool is expensive, I am looking at the market for some products with better prices ...
What needs improvement with Dell EMC VMax?
While I don't have any suggestions for improvement in the product, in the past, we encountered some challenges during...
What do you like most about Huawei OceanStor?
Huawei OceanStor has the capability of SSDs, high-performance disks, and higher disk support.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Huawei OceanStor?
I would rate the pricing an eight out of ten. It is pretty high.
What needs improvement with Huawei OceanStor?
The price could be better. It's not good for the Brazilian market. I think it would be better suited for enterprise m...
 

Also Known As

Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
 

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Sample Customers

Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
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