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We performed a comparison between HPE Primera and IBM FlashSystem based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed HPE Primera vs. IBM FlashSystem Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"We sold Primera to a public university, and they're happy with it. They have been using it for about four months with no significant problems.""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.""HPE provides good support through their customer service.""HPE Primera is scalable.""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.""It is a stable and scalable solution with quick and efficient storage capability.""The interface is simplified.""When taking into account the price, maintenance required, and performance of HPE Primera, it is an effective solution."

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"The initial setup is straightforward and can be done in an hour and a half by one person.""One of the most valuable features is that it's very easy to use and configure. It used to be more difficult, but now it's almost flawless.""IBM's technical support do excellent work.""The most valuable feature is reliability.""I like most of the features. Its speed, performance, and availability are valuable. We are implementing the data reduction technology the most.""The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security.""It's a mature product. It's like a BMW that evolves consistently.""When it comes to the interface of the solution we did not encounter any challenges. Additionally, the solution has good documentation."

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Cons
"We have not had a good experience with support from HPE Primera. They can improve.""The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well.""The solution has good performance but it could improve further.""Increasing the IOPS and throughput values would make the product even better. Improving the scalability of HPE Primera is also recommended.""The IOPS and throughput could be better. That's the only drawback compared to other vendors.""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.""The solution could prove the reporting."

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"The solution has a low number of NVME host attachments at 16 per IO group over the fiber channel.""The basic setup can be challenging when it comes to certain IP addresses and the configuration of the IP. You have to go in to different menus to makes changes and ensure it is stable.""The technical support in my region is satisfactory but it could improve. Support is very important for customers and downtime is very critical for us. We would like onsite or complete technical support which can help us to minimize our downtime or if problems occur.""The price is very costly.""There could be some extra features added.""The solution is not easy to use and could improve.""The only issue my team faced was transferring the data from the old system to IBM FlashSystem, which is an area for improvement in the solution.""This solution could be improved by offering greater amounts of storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Because it has high availability, the cost is above average. The cost depends upon the sizing, and every customer has a different size. It is slightly above average in terms of cost compared to its competitors, but the value add was that they could know what their maintenance cost was going to be going forward. They knew what their renewal or expansion costs would be."
  • "The license for HPE Primera is all-inclusive."
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  • "Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions."
  • "Its price is very good."
  • "I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable."
  • "You purchase it as a bundle and the price is comparable."
  • "The solution requires a license and could be less expensive."
  • "Overall the price of the solution is expensive and this includes the license."
  • "The cost of the IBM FlashSystem is lower than the HPE solution."
  • "The pricing may be a bit higher than other brands. If you compare the IBM FlashSystems in midrange with Dell EMC in midrange, IBM costs a bit more, but I prefer IBM because it has more specs that I can benefit from."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Top Answer:The most crucial feature of IBM FlashSystem is compression.
    Top Answer:My customers got the IBM FlashSystem bundle offer. It was a one-time purchase for three years of service. The price would depend on the storage size and could reach between $25,000 to $55,000.
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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

    IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.

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    Celero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbH
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Transportation Company8%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Primera vs. IBM FlashSystem
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. IBM FlashSystem and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 7th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 36 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 8.2, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.6. 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 IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell Unity XT. See our HPE Primera vs. IBM FlashSystem report.

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