We performed a comparison between Huawei OceanStor and Pure Storage FlashArray 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.
"It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution."
"The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications."
"Huawei OceanStor is stable."
"The support is excellent."
"The pricing is very reasonable."
"OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."
"This is a stable storage system."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"The management features are well organized and they have a very good dashboard."
"It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use."
"The most valuable features of Pure Storage FlashArray are management and administration user-friendliness, provisioning, and performance."
"The technical support is very good."
"We find the ease of usability and setup valuable."
"I like its speed. It has all the features that I need."
"The scalability is good."
"We've had different types of storage, and three things of this solution are valuable. The first one is its outstanding performance. The second one is its stability. In the about three years that we've had it, we've had component failures, but we never had a service interruption or any data loss. The third one, which is really critical, is that it is super easy to use in terms of provisioning, storage, and managing the arrays. I'm able to maintain a multi-site environment with a couple of dozen arrays with a single mid-level storage admin."
"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."
"I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."
"The solution could improve by having better integration."
"We did experience a little latency with this solution."
"I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions."
"The security could be a bit more robust."
"In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
"The integration capabilities could be improved."
"Larger capacity and more storage ports would be the two things I'd like to see."
"The solution is not cheap."
"Data reduction is an area that needs improvement. There is a garbage collection service that runs but during that time, system utilization increases."
"Beyond a certain amount of petabytes, you have to have a separate system. Basically, it's not infinitely scalable."
"It was not proactive communication."
"A minor issue that comes to mind is that, every once in a while, a hard drive will go bad."
"Pure Storage FlashArray could improve the recent file storage capabilities because it is lacking a lot of features."
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.
Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class storage array that runs exclusively on the nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) protocol for memory access and storage. It represents a totally state-of-the-art type of storage technology. It offers users shared accelerated storage that delivers cutting-edge features in the realms of performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure Storage takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.
Pure Storage FlashArray is built with simplicity and reliability in mind. The solution can be implemented and optimized in hours, as opposed to other similar solutions that can take days. It has no moving parts, which removes areas where it could potentially be vulnerable to suffering errors. It is highly stable and gives users the ability to manage system shutdowns in a way that prevents data loss.
Benefits of Pure Storage FlashArray
Some of the benefits of using Pure Storage FlashArray include:
Reviews from Real Users
Pure Storage FlashArray is a highly effective piece of storage technology which stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its overall robustness and the value that it offers by way of its reliability and ease of use. It provides users with many valuable features that allow them to maximize what they can do with this solution. Pure Storage FlashArray’s reliability and ease of use make it a highly valuable solution.
PeerSpot user Prabakaran K., a technical consultant at Injazat Data Systems, notes the robustness of this solution when he writes, "FlashArray has many valuable features. It's very user-friendly and it has high availability, so there is comparatively less downtime. During maintenance, there is no shutdown procedure, so you can directly power off the Array and manage the shutdown process without any data loss, which is a unique feature. Managing replication and data migration is also very easy."
PeerSpot user Jason D., a cloud solutions architect at a tech services company, notes three features that make this solution valuable when he writes, "We've had different types of storage, and three things of this solution are valuable. The first one is its outstanding performance. The second one is its stability. In the about three years that we've had it, we've had component failures, but we never had a service interruption or any data loss. The third one, which is really critical, is that it is super easy to use in terms of provisioning, storage, and managing the arrays. I'm able to maintain a multi-site environment with a couple of dozen arrays with a single mid-level storage admin."
Huawei OceanStor is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 44 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.6, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Huawei OceanStor Dorado, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem and VMware vSAN. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.
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