All-Flash Arrays Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
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Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
Uses HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
In a word, performance. It was primarily brought in to replace our EVA with something that was more capable from a performance perspective. We did not order solid state in our original configuration and we were looking for something which could grow with us, that could handle unpredictable VMware workloads better, and that didn't have the bottlenecks of a traditional monolithic array. Since that time, we have added solid state to accelerate the performance further. view full review »
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Server & Storage Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Tintri VMstore
The overall speed of the system is the main feature that is valuable for us. The metrics and analytics it provided is great also. This product was purchased for our VMware View VDI environment . At the time we were having disk latency issues and were looking for an all Flash array. This is a Hybrid unit. At first we were skeptical it could provide the same performance as an all Flash Array, but when we tested it against one it did. So speed was our primary feature we were looking for and we certainly got. We also find the detail per-vm reporting at the ability to see reports from the hypervisor straight back to the storage useful. Another other nice feature is the vmware aware granular abilities to provide QOS to each VM. view full review »
Chris2
Solutions Architect at McMillan LLP
Uses Nimble Storage
The most valuable features are - 1. Ease of setup 2. Ease of Management with Web UI 3. InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble ( /products/nimble ) arrays deployed Infosight has been very valuable with determining upgrade requirements, bottlenecks, etc. The latest update to the site now allows Per-VM monitoring within the Virtual Infrastructure now too. view full review »
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User
Uses Dell EMC Unity
Real Unified Storage (Block, File, VVols) in a unique 2U hardware. view full review »
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Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer and Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* FAST Cache: The ability for hot blocks to almost instantaneously be served from Flash. * FAST VP: Enables us to better utilise the Flash resources that we have. * ESRS/CloudIQ: Having the array communicating back to Dell EMC enables me to get faster responses to issues which may arise, like a failed disk. view full review »
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Platform Administrator
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* Auto-tiering * FAST Cache Automatically, the cool data downgrades to slower disks and no human needs to intervene. The FAST Cache helps to have a large quantity of data in memory and speed up the presentation of new storage. view full review »
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IT Server Admin at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* Storage * Easy to manage and configure. * I can easily setup and configure the LUN and host without support. view full review »
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Manager Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 11-50 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* The performance * Ease of use view full review »
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Infrastructure Manager
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* Expandability for capacity management is pretty important. * It has compression, which allows you to store more data than you would normally under the arrays. * The ease of use in central management by Unisphere Central. * Cost-effectiveness, when compared to other products. view full review »
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Head of IT, South & Central America at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* Small device * Using few U's on rack * Small consumption of energy * Fast access on data view full review »
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Network Analyst at Central CUSD #301
Uses HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
* The overall quality of the product is fantastic. Advanced Optimization is one of the best features I never thought I needed until I actually used it and saw it in action. * The overall speed has been great as well. * Create vVols and assigning them to the hosts is streamlined and easy. * The ability to delegate and control every aspect of the storage array has allowed us to split the workload safely. * The 3PAR StoreServ Management console has also given the console the fresh look that it really needed. * Also, their support has been fantastic every time I have had a question or a problem they have been able to help me every time the first time. view full review »
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IT Operations Manager
Uses HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
* The Remote Copy Group is amazing for the replication stuff. * We also use dynamic optimization to go between tiers. * The reporting, as well. We can quickly see performance per CPG and per LUN. You can drill right down to see actual performance to the virtual volumes themselves. That's really good. view full review »
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Sr. Manager Enterprise Services at a venture capital & private equity firm with 501-1,000 employees
Uses HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
The performance that we get out of it. We probably purchased too big an array for our needs. We're not even touching on the IOPs that it can do. That's been a great benefit; the support on the 3PAR has been really nice also. It's very reliable and it was cost competitive with other arrays at the time that we purchased it. view full review »
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Network Services Manager at a legal firm with 201-500 employees
Uses Tintri VMstore
For my company, Tintri's most valuable feature is it's TCO. This system is easy to install, requires no training, and is easy to upgrade. I've worked on both EMC and NetApp SANs, and this is by far the easiest system to maintain. As a SysAdmin, I really appreciate the built-in monitoring capabilities as well as the PowerShell and REST API toolkits. view full review »
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System Enginner at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
Uses Reduxio
We love the fact that we do not have to worry about ransomware and can rollback to any point in time. We can sleep easy knowing our data is safe. view full review »
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IT Systems Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
Uses Reduxio
Truly an incredible array. We are seeing .4ms average latency with more than 10K IOPS while running 300 VMware VDI ( /categories/virtual-desktop ) desktops and roughly 45 servers. The HTML5 UI is clean, easy to navigate, and very intuitive. Creating new volumes is extremely simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. Our storage savings after their "NoDup" in-line dedupe and compression process is an average of 7:1 ratio, which we have also found to be very impressive. view full review »
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Data Center & IT Infrastructure Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
The ease of use, which makes it very good. view full review »
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Systems / Security Administrator with 51-200 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
We currently deploy the Unitys for CIFS-based file access to supplement our VxRail deployment, which was installed around the same time. view full review »
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IT Engineer
Uses Dell EMC Unity
The multiprotocol support. It's supporting NFS, fiber channel, CIFS, and these kinds of things. The multiprotocol is very attractive. view full review »
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IT Techinal Engineer at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* VMware integration: Grants both the Storage and Virtual Administrator the ability to create and mount datastores, or even to check how much space each VM is consuming. * Block compression on F Models: Compression on F Models or in flash pools allows us to almost duplicate the available space on the array; more space for less money, everyone likes this. * Simple management: The simple GUI implemented on the Unity arrays simplifies management. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer at a sports company
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* VMware integration, why is pretty self-explanatory, though Nimble offers better VMware integration then EMC does, which is odd given where EMC comes from. * Veeam Backup integration: Veeam is the defacto standard for backing up of virtual environments. * Fibre Channel support view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer/DellEMC DataCenter Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* The ease of management and “user-friendly” management environment (GUI). * Simplicity for deploying and controlling storage elements. * Ability to redefine storage policies and improve performance (adding dynamic cache and “Auto-tiering”). * Hardware simplification (e.g., not requiring NAS dedicated hardware). * The true “Unification” (to have a fully-flexible solution combining multiple technologies and protocols in 2U of rack space). view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Head of IT Infrastructure
Uses Dell EMC Unity
* User friendly interface * Scalability * It is shipped with all licensed, included for this product range, no need to buy additional licenses * Flexible support plans * Prompt answers from EMC support view full review »
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IT Supervisor
Uses Dell EMC Unity
We use it to provide VMware VMFS to our VMware environment. Also, we use it for replication of data stores to another EMC Unity 300. This works fantastically. * It’s easy to manage. * The interface is great. * Underlying functionality works well. view full review »
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Director of IT at Barnstable Police Department
Uses Reduxio
* Backdating * TimeOS * Deduplication speed * HTML5 management interface * Ease of use * Support * Everyone at Reduxio view full review »

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