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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Huawei OceanStor

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

It is well-suited for small and medium businesses and possibly niches in larger networks. It is iSCSI-based, so not suitable for FC environments. You don't have to have advanced knowledge to implement it, but a little bit of knowledge about how storage works can help. It is excellent for our VMware ESXi environment with three hosts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Huawei OceanStor
9.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
Flash Array Performance
Huawei OceanStor
9.6
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
Flash Array Integration
Huawei OceanStor
9.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
Data Compression
Huawei OceanStor
9.6
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Huawei OceanStor
8.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
Simplicity
Huawei OceanStor
9.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
Power Savings
Huawei OceanStor
9.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

Pros

Huawei OceanStor

  • 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.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • Very cost-effective. You choose the hardware.
  • Very reliable and performant.
  • Excellent proactive support. They call us when there is an issue.
  • Very flexible. Can mix and match spinning disk and SSD depending on capacity and performance needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Huawei OceanStor

  • In thin provisioned disk structure, I would like it to give an estimated date when the full capacity will be reached according to the usage status
  • Reporting could be easier
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • Not sure what improvements are needed. The UI could possibly be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Huawei OceanStor

Huawei OceanStor 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

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.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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

We used FC-based EMC and Xiotech previously but they were end-of-support and too expensive to upgrade. We looked at several iSCSI solutions such a Dell, NetApp, and others and the cost performance of StarWind was way better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Huawei OceanStor

  • OceanStor Dorado All Flash Small footprint saving data centre rack space
  • Maximum Return on Investment since you can order this with extended Hi-Care or Co-Care maintenance and support.
  • OceanStor Dorado All Flash uses less power than traditional spinning disks, thus saving you on power costs.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • It enabled us to upgrade our storage and switch from FC to iSCSI at a reasonable cost.
  • iSCSi is so much less expensive to maintain.
  • StarWind is upgradable and you never lose your investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Huawei OceanStor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Huawei OceanStor
9.6
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1

Support Rating

Huawei OceanStor
8.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

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