2021-03-10T22:21:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your primary use case for Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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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

Our use case is for internal company engineering operations and DevOps. Both our DevOps and engineering operations teams have a lot of compute and data-intensive activities associated with them.

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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

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.

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 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.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22, 2021
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 3 answers
JL
Network Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 10, 2021
The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.
MP
Manager of Production Systems at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18, 2021
For us, in terms of what is very important, is keeping pace with the evolution of the new standards. For example, as PCI Express 4.0 becomes more ubiquitous, moving into PCI Express 5 is important. Having an architecture that can truly utilize 200-gig or maybe 400-gig networking, or having storage densities in line with what we would expect in a Gen 4, Gen 5 PCI Express, are things that as they come available, I hope that the vendor is looking at that going into the future. We need this because we're really at the point where our workloads are about to explode outwards. I would like to see the management layer improved. HyperOS 3.0 is excellent, and this is important because one of the things that we looked at in the beginning, before HyperOS 3.0 had been released, was that this is an excellent technology and it's very versatile, but it would be great if we could run certain things on this box. It would be helpful if there were more ways to consume the APIs or if there were some ways to get into the hardware, get into the functionality of the system programmatically, or have flexibility where, for example, we just need to do quick namespaces, or something similar. We don't want to deploy an entire secondary storage layer on top of this. Rather, we just want to run something quick. Having a containerized system or having some sort of first-party support for basic storage functionality, or basic extensibility would be excellent for us. In many ways, these boxes are very malleable. It's a blank slate, but having a little more in terms of, if you want more directed use of it, having some way to really get at that, would be helpful.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 22, 2021
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 3 answers
JL
Network Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
MP
Manager of Production Systems at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18, 2021
There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.
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