All-Flash Storage Arrays Questions
Ben Amini - PeerSpot reviewer
Ben Amini
Chief Executive Officer at Robin Trading Company
Hi community professionals, I work at a small tech services company and in my position, I have to provide solutions in the IT infrastructure area to our customers.  In some cases, I analyze their needs and tell them: "You can fulfill your compute and storage demand with this product". But, some...
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Marc Staimer - PeerSpot reviewer
Marc StaimerBen, what you are talking about are advanced selling skills. A bit much to… more »
Manager7a60 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager7a60Hmm, this is tough. You wouldn't have enough granularity to get you close to an… more »
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Arun Kumar Mohanty - PeerSpot reviewer
Arun Kumar Mohanty
User
Hello, We're planning to offer Storage as a Service (STaaS) to our customers.  I'm looking for your recommendations on a solution for an enterprise-level storage environment from where we can offer this service. The environment should offer a unified storage environment and should be able to d...
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IssamKawash - PeerSpot reviewer
IssamKawash
Sales Manager at saraha tech
Hello, I'm looking for pricing for SSD Storage disks with a capacity of 960GB. Part Number: DS224C SW-FLASH-01-QS X371A-6 CS-BASE-SUPPORT CS-N-SSP. Quantity: 24. The disks have to be compatible with the ones we currently have (AFFA220, HA system, Flash Bundle, CAN) In terms of the type, suppor...
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Storemgr67 - PeerSpot reviewer
Storemgr67
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I'm researching flash storage arrays. I'm looking for advice about which of these two options is better - IBM flash 9200 or EMC VMAX8000. 


Any recommendations?

Martin Nagy - PeerSpot reviewer
Martin NagyHI, I would go definitely for PowerMax 8000 series instead of VMAX (old… more »
Jin SiangTan - PeerSpot reviewer
Jin SiangTanPowerMax 800, as it's an AA array (active/active), while FS9200 is… more »
Ronald Van Heek - PeerSpot reviewer
Ronald Van HeekI think this will probably depend on what features and functionality you need… more »
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reviewer1480734 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior technical and storage expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I'm researching All-Flash Storage Arrays. I'm looking for feedback about HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series. Can anyone help?

PhPr - PeerSpot reviewer
PhPr3PAR is SAS-based storage. The industry is already moving away from the… more »
Virgilio Albert - PeerSpot reviewer
Virgilio AlbertBoth are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I… more »
Manager7a60 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager7a60Hitachi, if cost and performance for mission-critical apps are high priority… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What are some major benefits of all-flash storage arrays? Why should companies invest in all-flash as opposed to a different storage solution? 

AliBizmark - PeerSpot reviewer
AliBizmarkIt has better performance than Hybrid storage and customers can have more IOPS… more »
PhPr - PeerSpot reviewer
PhPrIn general, all-flash arrays have much better price/performance (in case if… more »
reviewer810810 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer810810Speed (IOPs), increased reliability, compactness. If your application does not… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How do thick and thin provisioning affect all-flash storage array performance? What are the relative benefits of each?

Mark S. Cruce - PeerSpot reviewer
Mark S. CruceNo performance implications. Its just a provisioning strategy... In thick… more »
Christian Baldauf - PeerSpot reviewer
Christian BaldaufThin provisioning is a technique to better utilise the available physical… more »
Mohamed Y Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Mohamed Y AhmedThick and thin provisioning it's a service related configuration, simply as an… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How does VDI work? 

Is All-Flash required, or can it work on other storage arrays?

Rafal Zawadzki - PeerSpot reviewer
Rafal ZawadzkiVDI is a server farm for virtualizing dedicated user desktops. Detailed… more »
Rodney Carlson - PeerSpot reviewer
Rodney CarlsonVDI uses a server solution for virtual desktops. This way the horsepower needed… more »
reviewer1243038 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1243038No, you don't need allflash - but it depends how many users. If you deploy… more »
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it_user805614 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager with 1-10 employees

Hello Everybody,

Can someone help me understand the differences between oracle ZFS5-2 and Oracle FS1-2?


Thank you,

Dave-Krenik - PeerSpot reviewer
Dave-KrenikThis question may be moot now. Oracle EOL'd FS1 and RIF'd most of the FS1 staff… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot

If have an RFP/RFI template or evaluation matrix for choosing an all-flash array, please share it with the community in order to help others out. If you email it to me (ariel@itcentralstation.com) we will have it cleansed and remove all company and private information before posting.

reviewer581028 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Communications and Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

Which do you recommend? Dell EMC XtremIO Flash Storage or Hitachi Virtual Storage F Series?

it_user332070 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user332070I would personally take a look at Nimble Storage. It is all processor and… more »
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Vinesh Dhevcharran - PeerSpot reviewer
Vinesh Dhevcharran
Infrastructure Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
The IBM FlashSystem V9000 compression is a lot higher than EMC XtremIO and Hitachi.  IBM claims to be around 4.5:1, whilst EMC and Hitachi guarantee around 2:1 for Oracle workloads on AIX.  The IBM guarantee is for 90 days from implementation whilst the EMC guarantee is there for the duration o...
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it_user127386 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user127386To IT Central Station and prospective all-flash (AFA) buyers: Thank you for… more »
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ManagerIT306285 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, IT Automation and Technical Services at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

With the new AFF from NetApp, would you still chose Pure Storage for consistent VDI experience?

Sami Ventriglia - PeerSpot reviewer
Sami VentrigliaI'd say it depends on what the rest of the environment looks like and what… more »
it_user283185 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user283185I would not buy either solution. pure Storage has limitations they don't tell… more »
it_user283185 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user283185Netapp efficiencies have all these terms and conditions you can find it on their… more »
29 Answers
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
it_user208149 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user208149Primary requirement for me is the data reduction using data de-duplication… more »
it_user202749 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user202749It depends on your requirements. Are you looking at Flash for Performance, ease… more »
it_user213957 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user213957Understanding your particular use case is key to selecting the proper technology… more »
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Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What is the main difference between Tegile and Xtremio?