Huawei OceanStor vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Huawei OceanStor
Score 8.7 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
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
Score 9.3 out of 10
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The NetApp® EF-Series is a family of entry-level and midrange all-flash storage arrays that accelerate organizations' access to data and help derive value from it. These systems offer NVMe flash storage and provide more affordable to extreme IOPS, boasting response times under 100 microseconds and bandwidth up to 44GBps.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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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
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
8.9
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Flash Array Performance9.03 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Flash Array Integration9.03 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Data Compression9.03 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades9.03 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Simplicity9.03 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Power Savings9.03 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.4 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Huawei OceanStorNetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.2
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Huawei OceanStorNetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
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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NetApp
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is useful for the application that required high badwidth , IOP's like Video surveillance, analytics (hadoop), online transaction processing applications, fast data backup and restore. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is less appropriate for the application that required low/medium IOP's . i.e log collection application server, snapshot collection ... etc.
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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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NetApp
  • Storage pooling with thin provisioning
  • Solution of MetroCluster in Cluster-Mode known as MCC
  • very good solution for more than 500 users per cluster
  • impressive IOPS, microsecond response times
  • Faster database application
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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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NetApp
  • NetApp EF-Series All Flash Array need to perform the additional configuration for multipathing
  • Experienced are required to manage this storage
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Usability
Huawei Technologies
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NetApp
HW and SW of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays are easy to use, with very good support.
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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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NetApp
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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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NetApp
I have not been able to work with such a great platform in my career experience. Data storage and networking of all databases have been a great achievement of this platform. The user interface is simple and the dashboard shows clear trends in data infrastructure. There are backup storage systems on our cloud servers in case we lose any data. It has an automated update system that keeps our applications up to date.
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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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NetApp
  • High dedupe ratio
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