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"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."

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"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.""Its resilience is the most valuable.""This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.""Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us."

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"This has been one of the most reliable storage systems that I have ever used."

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"I would like to see the management layer improved.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."

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"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.""The interface should be simplified and made easier to use.""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.""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 user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features."

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"The write performance could be improved because it is less than half of the read performance."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
  • "The licensing fees are very reasonable."
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  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability."
  • "It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."
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  • "We acquired VAST Data as a one-time, capital purchase."
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    We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
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    This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
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    The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
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    The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.
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    It always depends on what technology you need. Because if you need a very fast flash disk, it's going to be more… more »
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    Pavilion HFA
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    Overview

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

    What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

    Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

    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.

    Innovation to break decades of data storage trade-offs.

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    Sample Customers
    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
    Norwest Venture Partners, General Dynamics Information Technology, Ginkgo Bioworks
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business72%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise26%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while VAST Data is ranked 30th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2, while VAST Data is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Virtual Storage Platform is the brand name for a Hitachi Data Systems line of computer data storage systems for data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VAST Data writes "Good performance, easy to integrate, and the technical support is outstanding". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, IBM FlashSystem, Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas VAST Data is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashBlade, DDN Storage Fusion Architecture NVMe and HPE Nimble Storage.

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