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We performed a comparison between Huawei OceanStor Dorado and Violin System 7000 Series 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 Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Violin System 7000 Series report (Updated: August 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.""The most valuable features are the five chips architecture and the purpose-built NVMe hard disk drive. Additionally, the IOPS feature is good.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes.""Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""There are plenty of features available in this solution.""The installation and management are very easy.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."

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"This is an all-flash storage array. It is the best solution for large batch processing. There are some customer databases that have tens of millions of records in one large database. That's where VIOLIN performs the best. VIOLIN stands out for million of IOPS with ultra-low latency. VIOLIN can provide about two million IOPS in a 3U unit. We have a latency of less than one millisecond."

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Cons
"The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface.""The product could always be faster.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""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.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""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."

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"Its overall usability can be improved. It takes some time to know small things here and there to make sure it is working properly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Software licensing is a part of the hardware. There is no separate software license. When you purchase the hardware, it has everything included. It has a one-time initial purchase fee. There is also the annual maintenance and the support maintenance cost. Support and maintenance are a part of the new hardware during the initial one year or three years. After that, support and maintenance are optional."
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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:This is an all-flash storage array. It is the best solution for large batch processing. There are some customer databases that have tens of millions of records in one large database. That's where… more »
    Top Answer:Software licensing is a part of the hardware. There is no separate software license. When you purchase the hardware, it has everything included. It has a one-time initial purchase fee. There is also… more »
    Top Answer:Its overall usability can be improved. It takes some time to know small things here and there to make sure it is working properly.
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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.

    The Quartet storage operating system supports I/O intensive workloads while providing next generation business continuity, and data scaling.

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    Sample Customers
    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Cloud Provider4%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Buyer's Guide
    All-Flash Storage Arrays
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Technologies, Pure Storage, NetApp and others in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Updated: August 2022.
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    Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews while Violin System 7000 Series is ranked 26th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2, while Violin System 7000 Series is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Violin System 7000 Series writes "Best for large batch processing and stands out for million of IOPS and ultra-low latency". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Huawei OceanStor, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Violin System 7000 Series is most compared with .

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