"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."
"The performance is very good."
"Its resilience is the most valuable."
"Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us."
"The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware."
"IBM FlashSystem is a powerful effective storage solution. Additionally, it is user-friendly, anyone can use it."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"IBM FlashSystem is a stable solution."
"When it comes to the interface of the solution we did not encounter any challenges. Additionally, the solution has good documentation."
"Installing FlashSystem is very easy. It takes less than half an hour, and I can handle it all myself."
"The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security."
"The most valuable features are flexibility and performance."
"The performance is very good and we use this product to enhance our core system."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The data reduction pool feature sucks and is not recommended for use with heavy workloads."
"The solution is quite expensive. That's one of the downsides to using it."
"The GUI for monitoring performance metrics could provide better visibility. For example, it doesn't let me segregate the IOPS per volume."
"They don't offer subscription-based payments."
"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 support could improve by allowing you to speak to someone when you call rather than them calling you back. However, once we do have contact with one of their technicians they are excellent."
"It could be easier to implement."
"The pricing needs to be more competitive."
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 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 33 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2, 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 Primera, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT and Dell SC Series. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. IBM FlashSystem report.
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