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HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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"The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""It is very flexible, and it is very useful when you want to virtualize different storage from different vendors.""Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us.""The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.""The performance is very good.""Its resilience is the most valuable."

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"We sold Primera to a public university, and they're happy with it. They have been using it for about four months with no significant problems.""In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""HPE Primera has good integration. All the users are using HP servers and some systems, such as Synergy, which integrate well into the solution.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""The high availability was most valuable because they come with what's called 100% data availability. With special terms, they license and guarantee 100% data availability. That was probably one of the key features or components that HPE was offering with that model.""HPE Primera is scalable.""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.""Primera's main advantage is its support for NVM drives and normal flash drives. It has some sort of AI analysis that automatically tells us how to optimize the performance."

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Cons
"Hitachi should launch some small machines in Brazil. The smallest machine here in Brazil is VSP 350, which can be quite big for some of the customers. In China, Hitachi has small models of this equipment, but those models are not available in our region. Its pricing is a big issue for us. We are resellers, and we face some competition from other vendors. Hitachi doesn't always have a good position in terms of the price. Its user interface is also not as good as some of the other competitors, and it can be improved.""In terms of ransomware, Pure Storage is probably a couple of steps ahead of Hitachi, but Hitachi does not rush in terms of features. They want to be really sure that the hardware works properly without any kind of problem in new environments, and the implementation or improvement does not affect the customer installation. They really want to make sure that customers are not affected in any way.""For the support windows to work, maybe they have to upgrade the firmware of the VSP. They changed the hardware or the disk. I don't know if it was the port blade they changed or a VM for a memory cache. Also, replacing the old target with the processor target would be fine. The old equipment is very easy to manage, and I don't have any bad commentary.""I would like to see Hitachi improve their management software. It's been three years since they introduced Ops Center, their management product, and it still hasn't reached at least 50 percent of the capability we require. We are using legacy software because the product Hitachi offers does not stack up in functionality.""This product should be easier to install and set up.""They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features."

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"We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""They could work to make scalability easier.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well.""We used to receive hardware errors a lot of times. The ambient temperatures rise rate was approximately 35 to 55 degrees, but when it was approximately 27 or 28, we used to get errors a lot.""The interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."
  • "We pay for a support contract agreement."
  • "It is cheap. It is not very expensive. If you decide to expand the system, the cost is pretty low as compared to other vendors, such as Dell."
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  • "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."
  • "HPE Primera service is cost-effective."
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    Overview

    RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

    With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
    Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

    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

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    Sample Customers
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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    Government29%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Media Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Transportation Company10%
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    Government7%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2, while HPE Primera is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "The setup is very easy to manage and configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "A rock-solid, enterprise-class product that provides 100% availability and is backed by an excellent company". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe. See our HPE Primera vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.

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