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HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
May 2022
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"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.""Primera's main advantage is its support for NVM drives and normal flash drives. It has some sort of AI analysis that automatically tells us how to optimize the performance.""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.""HPE Primera is scalable.""When taking into account the price, maintenance required, and performance of HPE Primera, it is an effective solution.""It is a stable and scalable solution with quick and efficient storage capability.""The performance is very good.""The performance of the solution is good."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""Some of the valuable features include MetroCluster switchover, in terms of disaster recovery, it is easy to use, and flexible.""The hardware and software of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays are easy for us to use.""Its performance is most valuable. This solution is much faster than other as well as older storage solutions. The performance of the system is very good. We are getting 50 times better experience than the older storages. We are using AFF 300. It also has native cloud integration and most of the features.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the performance of the database access."

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Cons
"We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""The solution could prove the reporting.""The reporting console can be improved with out of the box reports.""Price is always important in Turkey, so HPE could lower the price to keep it competitive. It's not as competitive as other solutions in this market.""The solution has good performance but it could improve further.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage.""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 interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end."

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"We have used IBM previously. We found that the storage from IBM was poor and we chose NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays because it can scale very easily.""The dashboard could be simplified.""Its pricing should be better. Its price is competitive, but they need to improve the pricing. They have different licensing models, which they need to improve. My expectation was cloud integration, which they have, but it is a different license. Therefore, people cannot enjoy it. If I want to use it, I need to pay extra. There is a cost involved for everything, but it should reach everyone. It is similar to having a Rolls-Royce, but you need to pay extra for the key. If you want the key, you need to pay.""There could be an improvement when it comes to SLA support, it could be faster.""Better integration with other brands is important so we would like to see it easier to integrate."

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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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  • "NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is an expensive product."
  • "Most of my customers pay for the license on a yearly basis. It can be expensive depending on the capacity number."
  • "They need to improve its pricing. The storage market is dying. So, they need to improve the price because it should reach all people. NetApp is one of the top ones, and they are charging a little bit of royalty as compared to other storage solutions."
  • "The cost of our license is approximately $200,000 over three years for NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. There can be additional costs for storage. For example, if you want to have eight terabytes."
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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:The hardware and software of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays are easy for us to use.
    Top Answer:The cost of our license is approximately $200,000 over three years for NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. There can be additional costs for storage. For example, if you want to have eight terabytes.
    Top Answer:We have used IBM previously. We found that the storage from IBM was poor and we chose NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays because it can scale very easily.
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    Also Known As
    Primera
    NetApp EF540, NetApp EF-Series
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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

    The NetApp EF560 all-flash array is an all-SSD storage system for applications that demand extremely high levels of performance and reliability. Requiring just 2U of rack space, the EF560 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, microsecond response times, and up to 12GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features.

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    RP Data, Western Oregon University, Toei Animation
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Transportation Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Media Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    University5%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays 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 NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 8.6, while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is rated 9.2. 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 NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays writes "Good performance, easy to operate and maintain, with good support". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and NetApp NVMe AFF A800, whereas NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT and SolidFire. See our HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays report.

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