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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and IBM FlashSystem based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) 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 G Series vs. IBM FlashSystem report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It's best features are its reliability and stability.""It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device.""The most valuable feature of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is the platform and overall usage has been good. We have not had very many issues.""The performance was decent.""The active-active option seemed to be working well and overall, it was a solid product.""We have many different types of replication, such as remote and drop local replication. All these features and licenses are already available. These are basic features available in the current model. Additionally, the performance has been good in our experience.""This is a good product with high capabilities and high reliability.""What I like best about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is that it's a fast storage solution. It also has reliable models. The sales support is also good for this product. Even the pricing for it is good."

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"The price-performance ratio is most valuable.""This solution is very stable.""The initial setup is straightforward and can be done in an hour and a half by one person.""Over the years, it has become increasingly user-friendly.""This solution is convenient, user-friendly, convenient and reliable.""The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security.""The most valuable features are flexibility and performance.""One of the most valuable features is that it's very easy to use and configure. It used to be more difficult, but now it's almost flawless."

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Cons
"It seemed like every time we turned around it was a statement of work and we'd have to pay for something that our previous vendors would not have billed us for.""At the moment, I don't see any room for improvement in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series because my experience with the product is very good. The software is okay and you can manage the storage well. What I'd like to see in the next release of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is for it to be a real NAS solution because right now, you need to use a Hitachi converter called HNAS which makes the process a little bit more expensive. In my opinion, Hitachi should look into the possibility of unifying the HNAS into full storage, meaning that the HNAS should be integrated into the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series.""In terms of what could be improved, it could use a better, faster web console and other consoles. It is so boring waiting, waiting and waiting for it to refresh.""We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology.""The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier.""I would like to see an audit account set up such that the user can log in, see the configuration, and see the logs, but they cannot make any changes.""We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon.""The life-cycle of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is too short. We only had approximately four or five years out of the solution before it was rendered its end of life."

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"There could be some extra features added.""The technical support in my region is satisfactory but it could improve. Support is very important for customers and downtime is very critical for us. We would like onsite or complete technical support which can help us to minimize our downtime or if problems occur.""The product needs to improve their scalability.""Cloud file sharing is an area that needs improvement.""We use some open-source tools for monitoring, such as Grafana and it should be bundled along with IBM FlashSystem.""The Data Reduction Pools (DRP) support could be better.""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.""We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time."
  • "The cost price of this product is better than its competitors."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. However, I have not done extensive comparative research on the price. If you want to upgrade the size of the disc you will need to purchase a license that accounts for the size."
  • "Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series tools are highly specialized, such as management and performance tools and the overall solution is expensive. If customers want to have a lot of data in their hands, they need to purchase several solutions."
  • "The licensing cost of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whether it would be high or more affordable, would depend on location. For example, here in Brazil, Hitachi charges in dollars and this means my company still needs to convert that into local currency. Sometimes, my company also needs to discuss the pricing with the Hitachi sales team and request for a discount. At the moment, pricing for Hitachi is high, but my team can have some global funding or global accounts that would help reach the price my company is aiming for."
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  • "The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go."
  • "They've been much more aggressive in the last five, six years than they were before that."
  • "This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better."
  • "Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions."
  • "Its price is very good."
  • "I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable."
  • "You purchase it as a bundle and the price is comparable."
  • "The solution requires a license and could be less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:In terms of cost, in our country and with our money, it is an expensive solution, but it's valuable.
    Top Answer:We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology. What we… more »
    Top Answer:As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets Dell EMC Unity will generally have a better price at parity performance over… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security.
    Top Answer:The price of IBM FlashSystem is a little high because you pay a premium because the solution is from IBM. We had paid for the SLA prior to using the solution.
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    Overview

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series delivers advanced, active flash tiering that analyzes data streams in real time and moves data from disk to flash to meet demanding performance SLAs with a cost-effective mix of flash and disk.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal Bureau
    Celero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbH
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm44%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Wireless Company11%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM FlashSystem
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM FlashSystem and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 4th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 8 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 32 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 9.2, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Stable, the software offerings are solid, and the active-active option works well". 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 G Series is most compared with Dell SC Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, NetApp FAS Series, HPE StorageWorks MSA and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT and HPE Primera. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM FlashSystem report.

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