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HPE Primera vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado
May 2022
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Pros
"The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""The high availability was most valuable because they come with what's called 100% data availability. With special terms, they license and guarantee 100% data availability. That was probably one of the key features or components that HPE was offering with that model.""There has been a lot of changes in HPE Primera OS, and most of the time any package related to it is simple to upgrade. It does not require any support for the operation. The customer can easily deploy any code directly from the GUI which is very good. Additionally, we have individual storage we can allocate and easily manage.""HPE Primera is an all-flash storage product that's very stable and has a higher storage capacity. It can also give better ROI compared to NetApp.""One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment.""The most valuable feature is an all-flash system, which means the data access speed is amazing while the latency is almost nothing, and it can deliver IOPS up to 16,000.""When taking into account the price, maintenance required, and performance of HPE Primera, it is an effective solution.""The features that I have found most valuable are the artificial intelligence for the storage inside of the software and firmware because customers do not like functionalities which require manual interruption."

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"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado.""There are plenty of features available in this solution.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The most valuable features are the five chips architecture and the purpose-built NVMe hard disk drive. Additionally, the IOPS feature is good.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""The installation and management are very easy.""The solution is scalable."

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Cons
"We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""Increasing the IOPS and throughput values would make the product even better. Improving the scalability of HPE Primera is also recommended.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""Like most storage, we want to see flash become more and more stable. Like any flash that uses MLC or TLC techniques, over time, the more writes you have, the less usable the storage becomes. They try to plan for this and have a lot of extra space in the arrays, but over time, their performance does degrade. This is true for any flash storage.""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.""They could work to make scalability easier.""The reporting console can be improved with out of the box reports."

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"It should have easy connectivity with the AIX, however, I've found that with AIX, it has some issues and due to this, we need to remove the exact fiber card sometimes and then plug it in again so that it can connect with the AIX systems.""There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols""The product could always be faster.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive."
  • "The price to capacity ratio is good."
  • "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."
  • "Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included."
  • "I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price."
  • "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."
  • "The price of HPE Primera could improve, it is expensive."
  • "HPE Primera service is cost-effective."
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  • "There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
  • "This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
  • "We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors."
  • "The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market."
  • "Huawei has very good pricing. They have some promotions that can be taken advantage of at certain times of the year, such as the end of December. They are providing aggressive pricing. In the Pakistan market, they are ready to beat any vendor in Pakistan because they want to grab the market."
  • "The price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is very inexpensive, it cost approximately $5 per gigabyte."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. There is not a vendor that offers an All-Flash Storage Array at the price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado. The other solutions are approximately 50% higher."
  • "It's not easy to receive an upgrade license of Huawei OceanStor Dorado. It's easy to buy OceanStor with several features, but when you want to add on features later it's not easy. I had some problems."
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    Top Answer:HPE Primera is an all-flash storage product that's very stable and has a higher storage capacity. It can also give better ROI compared to NetApp.
    Top Answer:It's not easy to receive an upgrade license of Huawei OceanStor Dorado. It's easy to buy OceanStor with several features, but when you want to add on features later it's not easy. I had some problems.
    Top Answer:best compression , best end user interface, more easy to use.
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    Primera
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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    Overview

    HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
    HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

    Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.

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    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Transportation Company10%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Comms Service Provider42%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Primera vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 8.6, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "A rock-solid, enterprise-class product that provides 100% availability and is backed by an excellent company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell PowerMax NVMe, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell Unity XT. See our HPE Primera vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.

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