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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series 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.
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Pros
"The performance is very good.""It is very flexible, and it is very useful when you want to virtualize different storage from different vendors.""The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.""Its resilience is the most valuable.""Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us.""The deduplication is useful for us because we don't have that much money for our lab infrastructure. Deduplication means we have more storage available. And the IOPS are really fast."

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"The initial setup is very straightforward.""The installation and management are very easy.""There are plenty of features available in this solution.""The solution is scalable.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes.""This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.""Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."

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"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.""One problem is that there are too many management tools for the F Series and for all the other Hitachi storage systems. There are four or five such solutions. Maybe these could be combined in the future.""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.""This product should be easier to install and set up.""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.""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."

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"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.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""The product could always be faster."

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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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  • "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:The deduplication is useful for us because we don't have that much money for our lab infrastructure. Deduplication means we have more storage available. And the IOPS are really fast.
    Top Answer:One problem is that there are too many management tools for the F Series and for all the other Hitachi storage systems. There are four or five such solutions. Maybe these could be combined in the… more »
    Top Answer:We're only using the F Series in our lab for hosting lab infrastructure for all our colleagues. We needed fast storage.
    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
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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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.

    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
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
    Top Industries
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    Government25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Media Company13%
    Wholesaler/Distributor13%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 13th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2. 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 Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Huawei OceanStor, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.

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