Huawei OceanStor vs. IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Huawei OceanStor
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Huawei offers OceanStor Dorado, an all-flash storage system boasting a wide range of applications and versatility to meet the needs SMBs, larger enterprises, or vertical industry applications.N/A
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
IBM Storwize is a family of recognized all-flash and hybrid storage solutions designed to support the virtualization needs and application workloads of mid-sized enterprises.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Huawei OceanStorIBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Huawei OceanStorIBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Considered Both Products
Huawei OceanStor
Chose Huawei OceanStor
All Flash NVMe SSD technology is currently at the top of this business. Its disk structure is hundreds of times faster than traditional mechanical SAS systems, but also compared to today's SSD systems!

It has a much more affordable price than the devices of the same class.
Chose Huawei OceanStor
The Huawei OceanStor product line is very broad and they offer a wide range of storage systems from entry-level for the small enterprise to high-end storage systems for those demanding workloads typically required at medium to large enterprises. Huawei OceanStor is very …
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

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Top Pros
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Features
Huawei OceanStorIBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Enterprise Flash Array Storage
Comparison of Enterprise Flash Array Storage features of Product A and Product B
Huawei OceanStor
9.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
-
Ratings
Flash Array Performance9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Flash Array Integration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Compression9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Simplicity9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Power Savings9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Huawei OceanStorIBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.9
(20 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Huawei OceanStorIBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Likelihood to Recommend
Huawei Technologies
We connect the Huawei OceanStor SAN device directly to the Huawei Fushion Servers, without using the SAN Switch, with 16 HBA cards in MESH topology. Each of the two controllers has four 16 HBA inputs under the name of SMART IO. In addition, there are two 8 GB extension ports. VMware virtual machines are running on hosts. Our ERP applications, critical DBs, and business applications are running in these. Again, we use another SAN under a different cluster in the disaster recovery section.
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IBM
This stuff runs! Hot, cold not wet, but you know where your data is. Reliably in the cabinet turning your data for the next customer request. You need dedupe, get the flash drive models. Long archives with spinning disks can help with all the data modeling the analysts do. Keep up with the dba’s constant need for speed with all-flash! You will get what you pay for.
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Pros
Huawei Technologies
  • The Huawei OceanStor Dorado All Flash NVMe storage array provides maximum performance.
  • The OceanStor Dorado is ideally suited for use with databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Virtual Machines, and file server environments.
  • The capital and maintenance costs were very competitive for a similar storage system at other storage vendors.
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IBM
  • Data processing and IO. The Storwize devices are very resilient in how they process data and do not have a drop in IO when errors occur (common errors such as disk failures and lost paths).
  • Storage efficiency management. We are able to use multiple efficiency techniques such as thin provisioning and data reduction to reduce our budget footprint.
  • Easy to use interfaces. Creating a volume and mapping to a host has proven to be a very easy process and makes onboarding less stressful for our team.
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Cons
Huawei Technologies
  • Support desk to be available.
  • Implementation to new people is not that easy.
  • Setting of the advance features on Huawei OceanStor may not be easy to all users.
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IBM
  • As a business partner looking to provide services to keep the uptime of the Storwize, I would like to have the capability to pull reports from IBM Storage Insights to assist my clients in managing their system through it's lifecycle.
  • More knowledge out there for partners to best integrate IBM Storwize with IBM Power i. This seems to be lacking in communication from IBM.
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Support Rating
Huawei Technologies
When purchasing support for your Huawei OceanStor system, there are two support options offered by Huawei (i.e. Hi-Care and Co-Care). Huawei Hi-Care service is when Huawei responds to your technical requests for remote troubleshooting and advance hardware replacement in the shortest possible time. Hi-Care provides onsite technical support to help you maintain a more efficient and stable network environment and improve network productivity. Whereas, Huawei Co-Care service is a collaborative solution delivered by Huawei certified partners. Depending on the capability of your Huawei support partners, I would recommend Hi-Care for mission-critical environments since this ensures Huawei takes responsibility for meeting the support SLAs. If you have very capable Huawei support partners, then Co-care could be a more cost-effective support option.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Huawei Technologies
All Flash NVMe SSD technology is currently at the top of this business. Its disk structure is hundreds of times faster than traditional mechanical SAS systems, but also compared to today's SSD systems! It has a much more affordable price than the devices of the same class. In addition to these, we had a lot of hesitation when we decided to give up the competitor brand and buy a product that works reliably and smoothly, but we researched and learned very well. We made the right choice.
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IBM
IBM Storwize is a part of a family that is complemented by the products listed. In many negotiations, involving storage is our workhorse to ensure several businesses thanks to its balanced cost and all the benefits that we offer.
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Return on Investment
Huawei Technologies
  • Searching of information is effective and faster.
  • Different data type storage.
  • Analytics provided are valuable.
  • Reporting is easy.
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IBM
  • I would like to highlight the most positive aspect I have seen in the products of the IBM Storwize family, and it is the ROI that we can choose when we offer real-time compression with the IBM V7000 family. In truth, this feature is excellent, and we have seen how customers save storage resources, rack space, power and management.
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