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What do you think of EMC VMAX?

PART I EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K), part of the VMAX family of enterprise class storage systems formerly known as DMX (Direct Matrix) and Symmetrix. I will get back to more coverage on the VMAX 10K and other EMC enhancements in a few moments in part two and three of this series. Have you heard the industry myth about the demise or outright death of traditional storage systems' This has been particularly the case for high-end enterprise class systems, which by the way which were first, declared dead back in the mid-1990s then at the hands of emerging mid-range storage systems. Enterprise class storage systems include EMC VMAX, Fujitsu Eternus DX8700, HDS, HP XP P9000 based on the HDS...
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Senior Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are the box itself, the controller, and the DS 8800s. You are able to store more data on them. They have the neat little features that we use these days. These are global mirror and replication for DR, which... more»

How has it helped my organization?

You have fewer boxes to maintain. The throughput increases, and the features are the same, just better.

What needs improvement?

When it comes to the 8800s, other than capacity and speed and then, of course, continuing to use the same features that they have today. It's important to have replications. It's important to have flash copy. Those are things that are... more»

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Senior Technical Consultant for Storage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of valuable features, but the primary one is that it gave us an end-to-end solution for high availability and disaster recovery. Performance was a big factor, but the reliability of HyperSwap for disaster recovery, using... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The high availability and having HyperSwap has taken us beyond five nines for reliability. Our CTO said that we have now reached 100%. We have had no outages now for literally six years and that's really impressive. We are a very large... more»

What needs improvement?

I think things are going in a great direction right now. It's been very, very reliable. I think everybody in customer service tries to do more with less. It comes down to the number of people you have and everything else. It’s difficult to... more»
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Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The disk replication, the high availability, the performance, and the speed are the valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit is from the standpoint of recovery; recovery time and being able to quickly replicate data. We've had a lot of success and it's taken us a long way to get to where we've come from. There were a lot longer times that it took... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like it to be easier to use. Some of it is so complex that we've got a lot of scripts and automation and things tied around it. I would like a way to simplify any of that. It will help with debugging too. When you do have a problem,... more»
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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The most significant feature of this product is the FAST and FAST VP. FAST VP allows the array to intelligently manage the access to the data, wherein the data that demands high IOPS is placed into the performance tier. Whereas the data with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has enabled dynamic allocation of disk resources, and at the same time, improved the data access speed and application performance by a large extent.

What needs improvement?

Manageability is a bit of a challenge, as the user interface to access the array is not very user-friendly. Many important service consoles, such as the SymmWin is hidden from customer access. Hence, it blocks critical actions, such as failed... more»
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Senior Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance and reliability.

How has it helped my organization?

It's just very reliable and it makes sure our organization is always up. There's no downtime.

What needs improvement?

The current DS8000 series storage systems sometimes still have spinning disk on the back end, which has improved over the years, but does not offer the best performance. IBM is now offering hybrid systems with HDD and flash storage, and some... more»
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Real User
Associate engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What do you think of IBM System Storage DS8000 Series?

Valuable Features: It has redundancy and is user-friendly. • Improvements to My Organization: The benefits are that you don't need to manage it very often, administration is less. • Room for Improvement: We need the GUI feature to be improved. If the GUI is good. then it is easier to manage with just the clicks, rather than going in with CLI and commands to do the stuff. • Stability Issues: It is very stable and we don't have many issues. You get time to recover, i.e., if you feel something you have time to recover. For example, if you want to add more extra disks, we have time. So, it's very stable. • Scalability Issues: It is very scalable. • Other Advice: I really recommend the IBM DS8000 solution as it is the most advanced technology available for storage...
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Principal Infrastructure Architect
Feb 20 2018

What is most valuable?

Stability: Every environment struggles with something that can cause a disruption to application uptime. VMAX is a rock solid foundation to deploy applications which cannot incur a disruption of service.

How has it helped my organization?

We have stabilized many environments with VMAX. We have helped people consolidate numerous applications to provide better uptime and performance.

What needs improvement?

Better speed to release new features that have become industry standards. EMC created so many standards in the past. Now, it seems they are playing a me-too game and lagging behind in some areas, specifically data reduction.

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