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Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series
July 2022
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Pros
"The solution is scalable.""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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""The installation and management are very easy.""This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes."

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"Scalable and stable storage array.""Last year, I did a DM Series installation with my colleague, and this installation was effortless because we had Lenovo support on the phone, so it was easy to get help if we had any problems.""The price of this solution is good."

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Cons
"The product could always be faster.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""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.""If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.""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."

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"The Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series was very hard to configure. Installation of the product was very hard. These are its areas for improvement.""Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.""I would like Lenovo to add a feature like IBM Easy Tier to DM Series. This is a crucial feature for the customers."

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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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  • "Lenovo offers two software tiers for the DM Series: basic and premium. If you need more features like the MetroCluster, you must buy the premium version. You can stick to the basic software if you don't need MetroCluster or features like asynchronous replication. That makes DM Series a little cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.
    Top Answer:All of the brands have different architectures for licensing. Some licenses come standard with the product, whereas some you need to buy. This product is not too expensive, and the price is… more »
    Top Answer:If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.
    Top Answer:It's difficult to calculate pricing on the solution. Lenovo does help us, as a partner, however, there are different types of storage at different price points, and also certain items that are built… more »
    Top Answer:Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.
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    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
    ThinkSystem DM Series
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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.

    To meet enterprise storage requirements, ThinkSystem All-Flash DM Series systems provide high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. DM Series runs on ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. It accelerates your business while improving the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of your IT operations.

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    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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    Computer Software Company24%
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    Midsize Enterprise27%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 28th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 0.0. 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 DM Series writes "It's a scalable all-in-one system with unified block and file storage and cloud tiering. ". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem, Dell Unity XT, Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series report.

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