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Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IBM FlashSystem
May 2022
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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.""The solution is scalable.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes.""The most valuable features are the five chips architecture and the purpose-built NVMe hard disk drive. Additionally, the IOPS feature is good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The installation and management are very easy."

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"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.""It's very easy to manage.""IBM FlashSystem is a flexible solution with plenty of features.""The price-performance ratio is most valuable.""IBM FlashSystem has been stable in our operations.""The maintenance service and support from IBM is very good.""The power systems are very reliable if you are running 24/7 operations. For ongoing mission-critical applications, it's the best solution.""No queuing and high ops, speed, and performance."

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Cons
"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.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols""The data compression and deduplication ratio of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is not as good as other solutions, such as EMC and Pure Storage. It is important when looking at capacity effectiveness.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""The product could always be faster.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."

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"The data reduction pool feature sucks and is not recommended for use with heavy workloads.""The interface of this solution could be improved.""There could be some extra features added.""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.""We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon.""The customer's expectations are what they get on the cloud, they're expecting even in the on-premises deployments, going forward.""The price is very costly.""The pricing could be improved, but I think it's getting better and better with each version. IBM needs to implement NAS storage again, as this is a big flaw. Dell EMC is very good at this and if you compared them based on NAS storage, Dell EMC would win right away. IBM's solution for NAS storage is very complicated. We don't have a storage box that provides file sharing from itself, we have to put software on it and go through a whole complicated process. It should be simplified."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go."
  • "They've been much more aggressive in the last five, six years than they were before that."
  • "This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets Dell EMC Unity will generally have a better price at parity performance over… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security.
    Top Answer:The price of IBM FlashSystem is a little high because you pay a premium because the solution is from IBM. We had paid for the SLA prior to using the solution.
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    Also Known As
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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    Overview

    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.

    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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    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
    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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    Comms Service Provider42%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm29%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Midsize Enterprise27%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IBM FlashSystem
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IBM FlashSystem and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 33 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE Primera, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT and Dell PowerScale (Isilon). See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IBM FlashSystem report.

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