Powerful, High Quality, Easy but Affordable Single Product
March 05, 2021

Powerful, High Quality, Easy but Affordable Single Product

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Huawei OceanStor

Huawei OceanStor Dorado5000 V3 is used as the main SAN storage device of our virtual servers on VMware, serving the whole of our organization. The device has a very stable working structure and we have been using it for years without having to perform any maintenance or operation after installation. It's much faster than its competitors in terms of performance thanks to all flash NVME technology. In addition, it is much more affordable than its competitors.
  • Deduplication and compression ratios are awesome
  • Simple and easy management interface
  • reliability, adaptability, scalability
  • It has a much more affordable price compared to devices of the same class with its cost
  • High IOPS values
  • 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
  • Cost of ownership is advantageous compared to other products
  • Can significantly reduce the cost with compression and deduplication
  • Energy consumption is low, as it shows on its own dashboard a monthly average of 301.25 kWh
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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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.

Huawei OceanStor Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings

Evaluating Huawei OceanStor and Competitors

Yes - We removed the IBM Storwize v5000 SAN device and put the Huawei OceanStor Dorado 5000v3 All Flash NVMe SSD in the production environment.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
It is fast; the manufacturer responds to all the questions we ask with all the technical team. The price was a huge advantage because it was really affordable and it was much faster.
Obviously, it was not easy to remove the competing brand product and replace it with Huawei OceanStor servers, routers, and SAN devices because the production environment is the most risky. Here we hesitated a lot. What I would change would be avoiding wasting time if it were today. After purchasing the product, we attended the training, which lasted for days, which the engineers who installed the product received free of charge.