Machine learning capabilities are relatively common among the bigger all-flash providers but differ in what they offer. Here are a number to consider.
HPE Primera's all-flash platform incorporates HPE's InfoSight technology, which uses machine learning to predict and prevent potential issues. InfoSight also analyzes workload patterns and makes real-time recommendations to optimize performance and efficiency.
Another player is Dell EMC PowerStore which uses integrated machine learning to optimize performance, efficiency, and data placement. The platform uses intelligent data services to automatically tier data and optimize efficiency without requiring manual admin work.
IBM comes to the table with its FlashSystem 9100 and AI-based predictive storage analytics and storage resource management.
And you can also look at NetApp AFF A-Series which comes with what NetApp calls its AI-informed predictive analytics and corrective action.
VMware is definitely a behemoth and many all-flash storage systems include VMware integration. Among the bigger players are the following that you might want to look at:
NetApp AFF offers tight integration with VMware vSphere, including VAAI and VASA support. The platform also offers integration with VMware NSX, enabling you to virtualize your network and security infrastructure.
Pure Storage FlashArray also offers strong integration with VMware, including VAAI, vCenter, and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). FlashArray also offers a plugin for the vSphere Web Client for management of storage policies directly from the vSphere environment.
Dell has a number of options. The Unity line supports VMware VAAI, vSphere, and vCenter integration. The platform also offers automated storage tiering to optimize the placement of data in VMware environments. Dell's PowerStore solution provides native and scalable vVols support, and Dell notes that its PowerMax line "is engineered to meet the most demanding VMware requirements."
HPE's Nimble Storage solution also integrates with VMware, including VAAI, vCenter, and VMware SRM and, like Pure Storage's FlashArray, offers a plugin for the vSphere Web Client. It also supports vSphere vVols.
IBM FlashSystem's integration with VMware includes VAAI, vCenter, and VMware SRM. It also offers integration with vRO to help with insights into the performance and utilization of your VMware environment.
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Take a look into Hitachi Vantara - VSP 5xxx series.
I think this will probably depend on what features and functionality you need. FlashSystem 9200 is has much lower latency, small foortprint and has flashcore modules with 2:1 hardware compression (no impact on CPU and overall performance).
VMAX is also a proven platform with high IOPS and massive scalability. No external virtualization possible and higher latency. Does have EMC support which is expensive but high quality.
IBM now has Pure Storage like subscription options and AI driven support with IBM Storage Insights. In addition with HyperSwap functionality you receive a guaranteed uptime of 100% over two sites.
I would prefer FS9200, but specific requirements could make you choose differently.
PowerMax 800, as it's an AA array (active/active), while FS9200 is (active/passive) ALUA, FS9200 LUN has ownership controller a or b, Powermax enclosure/expansion enclosure is NVME, FS9200 expansion enclosure is SAS.
HI, I would go definitely for PowerMax 8000 series instead of VMAX (old architecture) , for IBM we have little experience (only hear that is expensive)
I recommend getting information about Pure Storage FlashArray //X