2019-07-23T03:49:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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MardenOliveira - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at Philips
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2022-08-03T16:04:21Z
Aug 3, 2022

At the moment, I don't see any room for improvement in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series because my experience with the product is very good. The software is okay and you can manage the storage well. What I'd like to see in the next release of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is for it to be a real NAS solution because right now, you need to use a Hitachi converter called HNAS which makes the process a little bit more expensive. In my opinion, Hitachi should look into the possibility of unifying the HNAS into full storage, meaning that the HNAS should be integrated into the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series.

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CK
Engineer at Innovo
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2022-05-12T15:20:47Z
May 12, 2022

The life-cycle of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is too short. We only had approximately four or five years out of the solution before it was rendered its end of life.

KM
Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-10-02T06:31:18Z
Oct 2, 2021

We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon.

RM
Storage Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-01-22T21:20:34Z
Jan 22, 2021

We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology. What we wanted was a flash solution that was developed from the ground-up. I think that since then, HDS has come out with an updated product, newer than the G1500 that we had. For us, continuing to use products from this vendor would have required having a solution that was revamped as flash storage from the ground-up, as opposed to a historical frame that's just evolved over the years.

GA
Senior technical and storage expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2021-01-11T09:16:00Z
Jan 11, 2021

In terms of what could be improved, it could use a better, faster web console and other consoles. It is so boring waiting, waiting and waiting for it to refresh. Additionally, there could be more rate groups for it, or different rate groups. Right now there are limited options in regards to the rate group.

VK
CISO at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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2020-12-11T11:16:24Z
Dec 11, 2020

I would like to see an audit account set up such that the user can log in, see the configuration, and see the logs, but they cannot make any changes.

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RM
Storage Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2020-10-04T06:40:31Z
Oct 4, 2020

We had issues with support, rather than the product itself. It seemed like every time we turned around it was a statement of work and we'd have to pay for something that our previous vendors would not have billed us for. I don't think that they would have even raised an eyebrow. By contrast, these guys were looking for money every time we asked for any little thing. We didn't like that.

Ali Yazıcı - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2020-09-06T08:04:37Z
Sep 6, 2020

The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier.

Ali Yazıcı - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2020-09-03T07:49:00Z
Sep 3, 2020

A better user interface would be an improvement; the operation could be sharper and easier.

Dragoslav Milosevic - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at S&T Crna Gora d.o.o.
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2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
Sep 15, 2019

I don't really know what parts of the product could be improved because it works well for me in testing and installations as a reseller. I would need more experience with it as a storage solution. However, I have not heard customers complaining. One thing that can be improved is the price because it is a bit expensive. It would be easier to market and for clients to buy if the licensing were not so costly. It is not really a feature of the product but it is something that can be better. The only feature I can think of is that it would be nice if it had data a duplication feature as an option. We have to use other products for this.

RB
Senior Customer Service Engineer at DP IRAN
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2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
Sep 15, 2019

The solution needs to offer more support in our region. It's also quite expensive. Since we can't get support, it would be helpful if there was more documentation online to help users navigate the solution when they run into issues or have questions.

RP
Solutions Consultant at Revera Limited
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2019-07-23T03:49:00Z
Jul 23, 2019

The Management Interface needs to be improved. Hitachi Vantara has invested heavily in improving their management interface, however, they still have a way to go to catch up with many of their competitors.

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Senior Customer Service Engineer at DP IRAN
Sep 15, 2019
I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
Dragoslav Milosevic - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at S&T Crna Gora d.o.o.
Sep 15, 2019
My advice to other people considering this solution is that it is a very good product. It has very good stability, it is easy to use, it has a 100% data security and availability guarantee. It is a very, very good solution manufactured by a good company. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate these products as a ten because they do what we need them to without fail. For us they are perfect.
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