Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform vs IBM System Storage DS8000 Series comparison

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"It's best features are its reliability and stability.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.""The first thing that attracted this model to us was the non-disruptive migration. We had a very large database application that was on older gear and needed to be migrated to these arrays. We had experience with virtualizing behind an array and moving applications and data but this made it even better.""The biggest benefit of the Hitachi platform is 100 percent storage uptime. It's also highly cost-effective.""The efficiency ratio is just as high as advertised. It's very high relative to other storage solutions as well. The compression and deduplication capabilities are also very high.""This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""This is one of the most reliable and dependable products on the market.""It's a state of the art solution in storage systems. High-availability and performance are the strongest aspects of these machines."

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"The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.""The Global Copy and Global Mirror features are the solution's most valuable aspects."

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"There is a drawback related to Hitachi's configuration flexibility. The Hitachi storage platform solution is not flexible. That means that both the Hitachi and the partner presale guys have to do a lot of work to design a solution.""Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform needs to improve its scalability options where there are a few shortcomings.""Its usability can be improved. It can have more management features. Its management tools lack features.""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.""Hitachi should offer a distinct overview of the various storage choices.""In the next version I would like to see additional features like artificial intelligence and an increase in the amount of data it can store.""The pricing is high, but the product is good. Additional features like data duplication might make it even better.""The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. A lot of mandatory tasks take a long time to work through."

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"The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally.""The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing we get is very competitive when compared to other vendors. Hitachi is working on their licensing model and it is improving but can be irksome when many different items are not bundled or enterprise size."
  • "Our main issue with the Hitachi G-Series is what we consider to be an archaic software licensing scheme and high maintenance costs."
  • "It is a little expensive."
  • "I would like to see better pricing and more discounts."
  • "Pricing could be better, because the cost is very high."
  • "This solution is cheaper than Dell EMC VMAX. When you are looking for a high-end solution, price matters, but availability and stability are more important than the price."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability."
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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.
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    Also Known As
    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
    System Storage DS8000
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    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.

    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).
    Sample Customers
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
    Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 14 reviews while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is ranked 3rd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is rated 8.6, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform writes "A robust and dependable product that ensures a 100 percent data availability guarantee". On the other hand, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF, Dell Unity XT and HPE StorageWorks MSA, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Dell SC Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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