We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and IBM FlashSystem 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.
"Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us."
"Its resilience is the most valuable."
"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."
"The performance is very good."
"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."
"The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less."
"IBM FlashSystem is a flexible solution with plenty of features."
"The price-performance ratio is most valuable."
"IBM FlashSystem has been stable in our operations."
"The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"Most of the features for the reduction in data compression are useful. It is also very easy to use and administer. Its performance is also good."
"This solution is convenient, user-friendly, convenient and reliable."
"IBM FlashSystem is a powerful effective storage solution. Additionally, it is user-friendly, anyone can use it."
"This product should be easier to install and set up."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features."
"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."
"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."
"The interface could improve in IBM FlashSystem."
"We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon."
"The generic functionality of IBM FlashSystem, IBM always dismisses using file share or sharing protocols inside their storage hardware, and they only focus on the block-level storage."
"The interface of this solution could be improved."
"The pricing could be improved, but I think it's getting better and better with each version. IBM needs to implement NAS storage again, as this is a big flaw. Dell EMC is very good at this and if you compared them based on NAS storage, Dell EMC would win right away. IBM's solution for NAS storage is very complicated. We don't have a storage box that provides file sharing from itself, we have to put software on it and go through a whole complicated process. It should be simplified."
"The price is very costly."
"The product needs to improve their scalability."
"Their technical support needs improvement in terms of reachability for the clients and response times. They should be more responsive and have more online platforms for support. They should make more technical information available online. There could be some kind of documentation community."
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.
IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 32 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. 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 IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Nimble Storage, HPE Primera and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT and Huawei OceanStor Dorado. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. IBM FlashSystem report.
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