We performed a comparison between Huawei OceanStor and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays 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.
"OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."
"This is a stable storage system."
"The pricing is very reasonable."
"The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"The support is excellent."
"Huawei OceanStor is stable."
"It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution."
"Some of the valuable features include MetroCluster switchover, in terms of disaster recovery, it is easy to use, and flexible."
"Its performance is most valuable. This solution is much faster than other as well as older storage solutions. The performance of the system is very good. We are getting 50 times better experience than the older storages. We are using AFF 300. It also has native cloud integration and most of the features."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"The hardware and software of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays are easy for us to use."
"The security could be a bit more robust."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
"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."
"In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution."
"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."
"Its pricing should be better. Its price is competitive, but they need to improve the pricing. They have different licensing models, which they need to improve. My expectation was cloud integration, which they have, but it is a different license. Therefore, people cannot enjoy it. If I want to use it, I need to pay extra. There is a cost involved for everything, but it should reach everyone. It is similar to having a Rolls-Royce, but you need to pay extra for the key. If you want the key, you need to pay."
"There could be an improvement when it comes to SLA support, it could be faster."
"The dashboard could be simplified."
"We have used IBM previously. We found that the storage from IBM was poor and we chose NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays because it can scale very easily."
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.
The NetApp EF560 all-flash array is an all-SSD storage system for applications that demand extremely high levels of performance and reliability. Requiring just 2U of rack space, the EF560 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, microsecond response times, and up to 12GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features.
Huawei OceanStor is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.6, while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays writes "Excellent SnapMirror feature with good stability and decent technical support". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Huawei OceanStor Dorado, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem, whereas NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell PowerStore, HPE Primera, Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and SolidFire. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays report.
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