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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and NetApp NVMe AFF A800 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
"It is very flexible, and it is very useful when you want to virtualize different storage from different vendors.""Its resilience is the most valuable.""The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.""The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""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 performance is very good.""Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us."

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"The most valuable features are stability and performance.""NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is easier to use than some other solutions and the UI is very good to use for day-to-day activities. Overall, the solution has good technology.""We find the product to be very flexible.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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.""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."

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"The support can take a few days to have a response. However, the response that we do receive is very informative.""Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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  • "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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  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
  • "There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses."
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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:The most valuable features are stability and performance.
    Top Answer:Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
    Top Answer:The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
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    NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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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.

    Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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    Sample Customers
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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    Top Industries
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    Government25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Media Company13%
    Wholesaler/Distributor13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.8. 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 NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE Primera, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Fungible Storage Cluster and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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