Hitachi VSP E Series vs Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform comparison

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Categories and Ranking

Pure FlashArray X NVMe
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Ranking in NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays
6th
Average Rating
9.2
Number of Reviews
29
Ranking in other categories
All-Flash Storage (15th)
Hitachi Virtual Storage Pla...
Ranking in NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays
4th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
50
Ranking in other categories
NAS (4th), Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) (4th), Frame-Based Disk Arrays (1st), All-Flash Storage (11th)
Hitachi VSP E Series
Ranking in NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays
15th
Average Rating
6.4
Number of Reviews
3
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Featured Reviews

JB
Jul 12, 2022
Problem free scalability, reliable, with straightforward setup
It has good, reliable, and fast storage. We really like snapshot features and how automatable and programmable it is. It is all managed with ad sport and playbooks We have been using Pure FlashArray X NVMe for about a year now. Scalability has been great. We have run into a couple of instances…
Joshua Kurian - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 19, 2024
Leverages a 3DC architecture with VSP for disaster recovery, offering a 100% data availability guarantee
VSP systems run on our core OS as our storage recovery solutions, including SVOS (Storage Virtual Operating System). We primarily use it for data stability and various hospital operations, including RMAs, patient responses, faxes, emails, and scheduling tasks. We use primarily mid-range storage…
NiwasKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 17, 2023
A stable NVMe storage solution that can be used for high IOPS
We are using the Hitachi VSP E Series for high IOPS. Hitachi VSP E Series is an NVMe kind of storage, which is very fast. The solution has good performance The solution's support duration or end-of-support life is very short. Its end-of-support life is within five years, and it would be good for…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability."
"It has good, reliable, fast storage."
"It's helped us because we've changed fundamentally what we talk about. We don't talk about storage and different tiers of storage anymore nor do we talk about servers. We talk now about applications and how applications impact the business and end users."
"Pure FlashArray X NVMe has low latency and high Ops. It is an evergreen model."
"One of the best features is the support, which is excellent."
"Pure FlashArray X NVMe helps to improve our processing speed. It is user-friendly and easy to use."
"The standout features for us in Pure FlashArray X NVMe are its robust DDoS protection, seamless transparent failover, and failback capabilities ensuring high availability."
"It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights."
"The performance is very good."
"Its resilience is the most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is that it has 'eight nines' availability, 99.999999 percent of the time. That is the main selling point."
"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 valuable features for data management include deduplication and compression without performance impact, and the ability to virtualize old storage, making migration seamless."
"It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device."
"The hybrid array provides scaleable, predictable, high performance with no capacity constraints."
"The most valuable features in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series are Shadowimage, easy to manage equipment, and upgrading the firewire is very simple."
"Its user-friendly configuration and maintenance processes contribute to its reputation for being straightforward and easily manageable."
"It offers good file sharing."
"We are using the Hitachi VSP E Series for high IOPS."
 

Cons

"Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better."
"In the future, I would like to see integration with enterprise backup systems."
"Our use cases require more multi-tenant capabilities and additional VLAN interfaces for separating different customers. We currently use it to provide storage, sometimes shared storage, to different customers, but it is less flexible in comparison to a dedicated solution."
"One point I'd like to improve is that the tool should start selling small boxes again. It discontinued some products and is focusing on bigger, more capable boxes, neglecting the SMB market. Even though it's not a big market, it shouldn't have removed them."
"We have run into a couple of instances recently where we are running out of space. So we have had to buy some more packs for it and they have deployed fine and it has increased smoothly."
"In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified."
"There is room for improvement in the pricing of the product."
"We would like to see VNC integration or be able to use Pure Storage with VNC."
"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 controllers in the product do not provide options for scalability."
"The complex setup, ease of use, and snapshot operations of this product need to be improved."
"For mission critical issues the performance is low."
"Its usability can be improved. It can have more management features. Its management tools lack features."
"The solution is stable. However, there have been some software crashes where we had to restart the system. They could improve the hardware to prevent this type of issue."
"The embedded management for installation feature has neither simplified nor complicated the management process, therefore, there is room for improvement."
"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 graphical user interface is somewhat outdated, lacking some of the modern features found in other solutions."
"There is room for improvement in simplifying the overall complexity of the environment."
"The solution's support duration or end-of-support life is very short."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The licensing is on a yearly basis."
"As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license."
"The tool is an investment that we've budgeted for. While the prices may be higher than those of other vendors, we see it as a market leader with benefits. We don't regret purchasing it."
"The tool's pricing is cheap; I rate it a six to seven out of ten. Most of our sales are not subscription-based. We sell the hardware, and customers keep using it. They only renew the service part annually. The support can be a bit pricey, but the solution is more cost-effective than anything else out there."
"The support cost per array is about $20,000 a year for 24/7 support."
"Pure FlashArray X NVMe’s pricing is cheaper than other products."
"Given its price, Pure is not the first option."
"With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually."
"The price is good enough considering the performance, and we are satisfied."
"The cost price of this product is better than its competitors."
"I give the price of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform a nine out of ten."
"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 costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time."
"The solution is expensive."
"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."
"When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability."
"The pricing is fair, with additional costs for support services."
"Hitachi VSP E Series is an expensive solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Government
6%
Computer Software Company
22%
Financial Services Firm
16%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
6%
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Company Size

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Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Pure FlashArray X NVMe?
Pure FlashArray X NVMe helps to improve our processing speed. It is user-friendly and easy to use.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Pure FlashArray X NVMe?
The tool's pricing is cheap; I rate it a six to seven out of ten. Most of our sales are not subscription-based. We se...
What needs improvement with Pure FlashArray X NVMe?
One point I'd like to improve is that the tool should start selling small boxes again. It discontinued some products ...
What do you like most about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?
The deduplication is useful for us because we don't have that much money for our lab infrastructure. Deduplication me...
What needs improvement with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?
One problem is that there are too many management tools for the F Series and for all the other Hitachi storage system...
What is your primary use case for Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?
We're only using the F Series in our lab for hosting lab infrastructure for all our colleagues. We needed fast storage.
What do you like most about Hitachi VSP E Series?
Its user-friendly configuration and maintenance processes contribute to its reputation for being straightforward and ...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Hitachi VSP E Series?
The pricing is fair, with additional costs for support services.
What needs improvement with Hitachi VSP E Series?
The graphical user interface is somewhat outdated, lacking some of the modern features found in other solutions.
 

Also Known As

Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform N Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series
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Sample Customers

Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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