user reviews of Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)

Updated SEPTEMBER 2021

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Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) review

Ryan Parker-Hill
Ryan Parker-Hill
System Team Leader at Deakin University
As you add more nodes in a cluster, you get more effective utilisation
Their SmartQuotas feature is probably the thing that we use most heavily and consistently. Because it is a scaled-out NAS product, you end up with clusters of multiple petabytes. This allows you to have quotas for people and present smaller chunks of storage to different users and applications, managing oversubscription very easily. We use...
Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) review

Gene Uhl
Gene Uhl
Network Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Handles data distribution among the nodes internally, making management easy
The only problem with the WORM (write once, read many) feature is it does take up more space than if you just wrote a file, because it writes stuff twice. But it works for us for chain-of-custody scenarios, and it's built into the file system itself. Also, on the PowerScale system, because of the magic that it does "under the hood," it is...

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