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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. IBM System Storage DS8000 Series report (Updated: September 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""Its resilience is the most valuable.""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.""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."

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"The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product."

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Cons
"They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features.""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.""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.""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.""This product should be easier to install and set up."

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"The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options."

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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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    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:We haven't had to scale it yet and we don't have plans to increase our usage of it at the moment.
    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:The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.
    Top Answer:I think the pricing could be better. The license is very expensive.
    Top Answer:The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options. The price could also be better. I would like to see a better GUI and a smaller closed system in the next release, like other IBM products, which are… more »
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    Also Known As
    System Storage DS8000
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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.

    IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).
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    Sample Customers
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
    Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Media Company13%
    Wholesaler/Distributor13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is ranked 3rd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 1 review. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 10.0. 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 System Storage DS8000 Series writes "An advanced enterprise storage system with a powerful throughput feature". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Nimble Storage and Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Dell SC Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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