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Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The installation and management are very easy.""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.""This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.""Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado."

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"Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use""ThinkSystem's storage performs well, and the price per gigabyte is good, especially on SSD solutions. It's also easy to use.""We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable."

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Cons
"I would like to see the management layer improved.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."

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"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.""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.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""The product could always be faster.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."

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"The features are limited.""It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to other sites.""The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs.""ThinkSystem could be better integrated with backup software like Commvault, Veritas, or Symantec."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
  • "The licensing fees are very reasonable."
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  • "There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster."
  • "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."
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  • "The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category."
  • "We have a five-year contract for providing support."
  • "All of the features are bundled together, and you can renew the bundle with all of the features included."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
    Top Answer: 
    This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.
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    The pricing has been very reasonable. I wouldn't describe it as expensive. Likely, any company would find the solution… more »
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    I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.
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    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use
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    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is cost-effective. There is no license. All of the features are bundled together, and you… more »
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    While it is a reliable product, it could be improved. It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Pavilion HFA
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
    ThinkSystem DE Series
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    Overview

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

    What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

    Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

    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.

    The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

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    Sample Customers
    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business72%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise26%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series report.

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