2021-03-10T22:21:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array?

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What do you like most about Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array?

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JB
Manager of Platform Software at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
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2021-03-22T09:50:00Z
Mar 22, 2021

The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.

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MP
Manager of Production Systems at a media company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-03-18T09:46:00Z
Mar 18, 2021

There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.

JL
Network Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-03-10T22:21:00Z
Mar 10, 2021

We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22, 2021
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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JL
Network Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 10, 2021
We run a virtualized workload. Right now, we run everything on Pavilion, which includes our high performance databases and engineering tasks as well as Exchange and file shares. All that stuff runs on our Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array. We use block storage for our VMware infrastructure and are a complete VM shop. All of our files servers run on VMs, which use block storage on the Pavilion device.
MP
Manager of Production Systems at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18, 2021
I use this product for high-speed parallel storage, multi-user asset storage, and production storage. Basically, it's the high-speed tier of our production pipeline and backend.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 22, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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JL
Network Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 10, 2021
This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with. Pavilion provides us with DAS performance and SAN manageability at an affordable price. This has allowed us to continue a very rapid growth of our business. Because we were one of the first customers, we have slightly different deals than a lot of the people who are coming into it now. I believe their target model was more a lease kind of situation rather than a purchase situation. I know that it appeals a great deal to financial customers, people who work in banking industries, etc.
MP
Manager of Production Systems at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18, 2021
The licensing is fairly painless because Pavilion is not in the business of selling you NVMe flash media, which is something that we liked about them. Their stake in the whole thing is their box. This means that if you have a pre-existing relationship with another storage hardware provider and get your flash from somewhere else, their system is flexible and can work with all of these different solutions. There's a lot of flexibility in that you can choose which NVMe goes inside the Pavilion box, and you can choose how you layout everything and basically how you prioritize densities versus parallel. The licensing fees are very reasonable. This solution provides us with DAS performance and SAN manageability at an affordable price. It's like having the local, direct-attached storage, but SANs typically require a lot of management. They're very hard to deploy in smaller and really fast-paced environments just because, by nature, they were architected for a different era, in terms of processing and requirements. Pavilion essentially gives us the flexibility of the positive features of a traditional SAN without the massive human and capital expenditure, or the maintenance of it. At the same time, it gives us the positives of what we had traditionally associated with direct-attached storage in terms of performance. In this respect, it has saved us time, money, and physical space. When you look at this, especially over a period of a few years, it's a very compelling approach for an industry like ours to look at.
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