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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"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.""The performance was decent.""This is a good product with high capabilities and high reliability.""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.""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.""It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device.""It's best features are its reliability and stability."

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

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Cons
"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.""The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier.""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.""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.""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.""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.""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."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    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: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
    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500
    System Storage DS8000
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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 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
    M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal Bureau
    Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm44%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Wireless Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 2nd in Frame-Based Disk 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 G Series is rated 9.2, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Fast and reliable with good sales support and pricing". 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 G Series is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Dell SC Series, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Dell SC Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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