HPE Primera vs Huawei OceanStor comparison


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Pure FlashArray X NVMe
Ranking in All-Flash Storage
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NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays (6th)
HPE Primera
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Huawei OceanStor
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the All-Flash Storage category, the mindshare of Pure FlashArray X NVMe is 0.8%, down from 1.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of HPE Primera is 4.0%, down from 6.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Huawei OceanStor is 2.6%, up from 2.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

May 21, 2021
Reasonably priced, scales well, and offers good stability
We primarily use the solution for cluster applications and databases. We use the solution on the DBA and those that use double machines Being able to have broken files on-site on the same appliance is quite useful. The newer version of NVME has a really noticeable difference in quality versus the…
Silas Filho - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 8, 2023
Highly scalable and stable solution for storage
The primary use case for my team is expandability. I am using Primera for production. It serves as the primary storage in my production environment With Primera in my data center, I feel comfortable. I also use deduplication and compression for all data, and it usually makes things easier. Data…
ChukwuemekaOnyemelukwe - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 6, 2024
Uses a proprietary technology with simple interface and has easy deployment
If you are not generating a substantial amount of data, the available storage space might suffice, making scalability less of a concern. However, if your data generation increases and you require more storage, Huawei OceanStor offers solutions to expand your storage capacity. Expanding storage resources can involve additional costs and configuration efforts. Acquiring more storage solutions and ensuring their integration with your existing setup might require a significant investment of time and resources. While this process can be complex, it allows for seamless scalability as your data storage needs grow. I rate the solution’s scalability an eight out of ten.

Quotes from Members

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


"It has good, reliable, fast storage."
"Pure FlashArray X NVMe will quickly overcome all the hurdles you face, including network and latency issues."
"It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights."
"What I really like about this program, is that it is easy to use and easy to configurate."
"Technical support has been helpful and responsive."
"Pure has signature security technology, which cannot be deleted, even if you are an administrator."
"The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward."
"Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution."
"One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment."
"HPE provides good support through their customer service."
"The performance is very good."
"When taking into account the price, maintenance required, and performance of HPE Primera, it is an effective solution."
"HPE Primera provides me with system reliability and 100% data reliability. The storage is good and is consistently reliable and scalable, allowing me to use it whenever needed. The overall performance is great. The product is stable. The customer service and support is excellent. It's a commendable solution, especially suitable for online transactions. It is reliable in meeting data requirements."
"It is a stable and scalable solution with quick and efficient storage capability."
"In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence."
"The product's initial setup phase was easy."
"Generally stable with good technical support."
"The most valuable features of Huawei OceanStor are the dashboards, bandwidth, and data performance."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"Huawei OceanStor is a good product. Its interface is very simple. The complexities we encounter with recovery points are gone. We just attach to remote storage, click the application, and it starts."
"Huawei OceanStor provides numerous features that are tailored to cater to the requirements of all types of companies."
"The solution is easy to scale as needed."
"The solution has improved our organization by speeding up our operations."
"The support is excellent."


"We would like to see VNC integration or be able to use Pure Storage with VNC."
"We would like to see more visibility into garbage collection and CPU performance in the GUI."
"We've seen that when we create a POD in synchronous mode, it increases the latency."
"If the customer only needs 500 terabytes and doesn't care how much data they'll put in the server, IBM is cheaper than Pure."
"I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center."
"In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified."
"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."
"It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking."
"Increasing the IOPS and throughput values would make the product even better. Improving the scalability of HPE Primera is also recommended."
"One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage."
"There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well."
"On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers."
"HPE Primera's deduplication area is not as good as the one offered by Dell PowerStore, making it an area where improvements are required."
"This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market."
"We would like to have more flash storage and its stability. This is an area of challenge for us."
"HPE Primera is not good enough as a storage solution as it does not provide a good NAS storage."
"The solution could improve by having better integration."
"The solution’s reporting could be improved."
"The upgrading process needs improvement. Deploy it and notify the customers when new versions and stuff comes out. I don't think they're doing that well."
"I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions."
"We did experience a little latency with this solution."
"The deployment took a little longer."
"I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."
"Could have a more stable, lighter Metro and better logging system."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product is expensive."
"With Pure Storage, we would like to continue seeing price reductions with flash storage. I don't think we're any different than anybody else when we continue to look to the industry for price reductions of both NVMe and traditional SSD storage. We would like to see these prices continue to decline and erode, even displacing large spinning disks."
"The support cost per array is about $20,000 a year for 24/7 support."
"The licensing is on a yearly basis."
"Given its price, Pure is not the first option."
"As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license."
"We pay approximately $50,000 USD per year in licensing fees."
"They can tout the functionality and cutting edge technology that they have, but that's where the price tag comes in. The cost is high, but I think as they grow their business and get more customers that it will probably go down a little bit."
"Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included."
"There is only a one-time license purchase needed and no additional costs. If HP could reduce the training cost, then that would be advantageous to the seller."
"HPE Primera is a little bit higher than Dell PowerStore...HPE Primera costs around 80,000 USD."
"The solution is cost-effective. I rate it an eight out of ten, with ten being excellent."
"The license for HPE Primera is all-inclusive."
"It’s a reasonable choice. When compared to other options, we've found it to be accessible and within our means."
"It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price."
"I rate the product's price a ten on a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive."
"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
"Its price is affordable."
"We pay a monthly licensing fee for this solution. The price could be less expensive."
"The pricing depends on the features the customer wants, such as storage, RAM, and processors, but in general, Huawei is much cheaper compared to Dell and Cisco."
"I am satisfied with the tool's pricing, which is in the middle. It is overpriced. I rate it an eight out of ten."
"Payment is determined by the amount of storage capacity required, and we have paid 50,000 euros for our usage."
"Huawei OceanStor is a cost-effective storage solution."
"The product is cheap."
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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 ...
Which would you choose - HPE Nimble Storage or HPE Primera?
HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. Th...
What's the difference between HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Primera?
HPE Primera has many great features but one of the best is that it is very easy to deploy. From an overall perspectiv...
What do you like most about HPE Primera?
For over a year, I have not seen any downtime in the product.
What do you like most about Huawei OceanStor?
Huawei OceanStor has the capability of SSDs, high-performance disks, and higher disk support.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Huawei OceanStor?
I would rate the pricing an eight out of ten. It is pretty high.
What needs improvement with Huawei OceanStor?
The price could be better. It's not good for the Brazilian market. I think it would be better suited for enterprise m...

Also Known As

Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System



Sample Customers

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