Storage Virtulization Delivered At Its Best
October 31, 2022

Storage Virtulization Delivered At Its Best

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS)

We have been having multiple storage solutions, however they are old and was not in a position to get supoprt from the vendors as they were too old. We were looking for an option to virtulize our sotrage enviroment so that we can leverage the old storage appliances for DEV / TEST environments. Hitachi SVOS was the solution which provided us with the required feature set.
PS :- Hitachi drives are really reliable not many users know this.

Pros

  • Intergreation of legancy storage solutions
  • Single pane for future storage configurations
  • Amazing replication capability for disaster recovery purposes

Cons

  • Ease of use can be increased so that SMB segment could leverage without the need of having a storage administrator
  • Firmware upgrade for the legancy storage device from HSVOS pane
  • Virtulization of the storage environment
  • Increased performance in database servers
  • Disaster Recovery replication boost
  • It is quite an expensive solution compared to other vendors so we cant expect a ROI within 3 years time as always.
  • 3 years has been a standard ROI review, however storage solution like Hitachi SVOS are meant to lasts for a longer period like 6 years in my consideration.
  • However, this solution provides a great benefit to make use of legacy appliances.
There is definitely no comparison to any of the products when comparing to Hitachi SVOS. I beleieve this is the only unique product which can leverage older storage systems. Dell Avamar can be a great product if you are considering DR replication alone. The DR replication ratio is quite high in Dell avamar. However given that the current bandwidth available outweights this benefit.

Do you think Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) again?

Yes

Hitachi SVOS is well suited for all environment in todays world. Storage plays a pivot role in all services provided in the current digital age. The Hitachi SVOS along with their blade proides magnificient perfromance boost which is not comparable to any vendors.
Companies which has a huge database should consider this an option to evaluate.
In addition orgnization who has a highly virtualized enviroment could also look at this product during their evaluation stage.
This product is less benfit due to its cost in an environment where they have more number of physical servers as there are other solution which can be leveraged at a lower costs as they would not be utilizing the full feature set provided by the appliance.

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