Huawei OceanStor vs NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays comparison

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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.
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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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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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  • "Most of my customers pay for the license on a yearly basis. It can be expensive depending on the capacity number."
  • "They need to improve its pricing. The storage market is dying. So, they need to improve the price because it should reach all people. NetApp is one of the top ones, and they are charging a little bit of royalty as compared to other storage solutions."
  • "The cost of our license is approximately $200,000 over three years for NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. There can be additional costs for storage. For example, if you want to have eight terabytes."
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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:In terms of the cost, I do not handle the price or the payments at all. I can't speak to how much the solution costs or what the licensing structure is like.
    Top Answer:The solution should really build out a more hyper-converged product. In Indonesia, there are many competitors for hyper-converged products, such as Nutanix and VxRail from Dell. Those products in… more »
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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
    NetApp EF540, NetApp EF-Series
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    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
    RP Data, Western Oregon University, Toei Animation
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Healthcare Company26%
    Media Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise14%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei OceanStor vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    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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