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We performed a comparison between Huawei OceanStor and Violin System 7000 Series based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple.""The support is excellent.""The pricing is very reasonable.""It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""This is a stable storage system.""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."

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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
"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.""In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution.""The security could be a bit more robust.""Technical support could be more helpful.""I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions.""The solution could improve by having better integration.""We did experience a little latency with this solution."

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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
  • "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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  • "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: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: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, 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.

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

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    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Company Size
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    November 2022
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    Huawei OceanStor is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews while Violin System 7000 Series is ranked 27th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.6, while Violin System 7000 Series 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 Violin System 7000 Series writes "Best for large batch processing and stands out for million of IOPS and ultra-low latency". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Huawei OceanStor Dorado, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Violin System 7000 Series is most compared with .

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