Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe Review

It is easy to manage and upgrade


What is our primary use case?

We use it for our testing and development environments.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a hyper-converged solution, which has easy deployment. It is easy to manage and upgrade.

What is most valuable?

It doesn't need shared storage.

What needs improvement?

There are some stability issues that we just recently experienced. We hope the next release will solve these problems.

We probably needed more time to test the solution.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is okay for now. However, but if you are using over 80 percent of the storage, that will become a problem.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is very good. We just added another node with computing too, so it is pretty good.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Cisco HyperFlex and Dell EMC VNXe. Both of these solutions are out-of-date.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not straightforward, though it was pretty easy. We did have Dell EMC come onsite and help us, which was good.

What about the implementation team?

We worked with Dell EMC directly for the deployment. Our experience with them was pretty good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did some research and talked to Dell EMC. We asked what solution they recommended, since we are a Dell EMC shop.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product to other customers. It is a very good solution for a remote office, a test environment, and maybe, production. It is not that big.

We have a lot of other Dell EMC solutions: Unity, Isilon, and VxRail.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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