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HPE Primera vs NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays comparison

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We performed a comparison between HPE Primera and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays 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. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays report (Updated: August 2022).
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"When taking into account the price, maintenance required, and performance of HPE Primera, it is an effective solution.""The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""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 scalable.""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 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.""One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment.""It is a stable and scalable solution with quick and efficient storage capability."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""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.""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."

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"There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well.""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.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""We used to receive hardware errors a lot of times. The ambient temperatures rise rate was approximately 35 to 55 degrees, but when it was approximately 27 or 28, we used to get errors a lot.""We have not had a good experience with support from HPE Primera. They can improve.""The reporting console can be improved with out of the box reports.""On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities."

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"Better integration with other brands is important so we would like to see it easier to integrate.""There could be an improvement when it comes to SLA support, it could be faster.""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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
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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:The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
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    Also Known As
    NetApp EF540, NetApp EF-Series
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    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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    Sample Customers
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    RP Data, Western Oregon University, Toei Animation
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm45%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Healthcare Company26%
    Media Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    635,513 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 8.4, 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, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp NVMe AFF A800, whereas NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell PowerStore, Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, SolidFire and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our HPE Primera vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays report.

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