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We performed a comparison between Huawei OceanStor and IBM FlashSystem 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 vs. IBM FlashSystem report (Updated: August 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution.""The pricing is very reasonable.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related.""This is a stable storage system.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.""The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications.""OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."

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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.""Most of the features for the reduction in data compression are useful. It is also very easy to use and administer. Its performance is also good.""The maintenance service and support from IBM is very good.""One of the valuable features is the performance, it is one of the best in the market.""The performance is very good and we use this product to enhance our core system.""IBM FlashSystem has been stable in our operations.""The most valuable feature is reliability.""The power systems are very reliable if you are running 24/7 operations. For ongoing mission-critical applications, it's the best solution."

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Cons
"The solution could improve by having better integration.""I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions.""I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined.""We did experience a little latency with this solution.""CFS integration is one area where OceanStor has some room for improvement. The CFS on OceanStor is dedicated, so it's not integrated with the existing active directory domain.""The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused.""In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution.""Technical support could be more helpful."

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"It could be easier to implement.""Cloud file sharing is an area that needs improvement.""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.""The interface could improve in IBM FlashSystem.""We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon.""Sometimes the performance is effective but it gets resolved in the process.""The support could improve by allowing you to speak to someone when you call rather than them calling you back. However, once we do have contact with one of their technicians they are excellent.""The GUI for monitoring performance metrics could provide better visibility. For example, it doesn't let me segregate the IOPS per volume."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
  • "We pay a monthly licensing fee for this solution. The price could be less expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the features the customer wants, such as storage, RAM, and processors, but in general, Huawei is much cheaper compared to Dell and Cisco."
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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:The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.
    Top Answer:The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused. The V6 has already been improved and is much… more »
    Top Answer:We are a system integration company and we are working with Huawei OceanStor products. It is mainly used for virtualization.
    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, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
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    Overview

    OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
    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
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei OceanStor vs. IBM FlashSystem
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor vs. IBM FlashSystem and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Huawei OceanStor is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 32 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.6, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Huawei OceanStor Dorado, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, HPE Primera and Dell Unity XT. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. IBM FlashSystem report.

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