Dell EMC VPLEX Review

We can move disks online without disruption to the environment. The production environment needs improvement.


What is most valuable?

The ability to move disks online without disruption to the environment.

Ability to create geographically distributed clusters.

How has it helped my organization?

Possibility to replicate volumes with storage devices from multiple vendors.

What needs improvement?

The production environment needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used VPLEX for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We experienced increases in latency in accesses to disks and some bugs on engines.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not have problem with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

There were delays in solving problems.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have two solutions: HPE 3PAR and VPLEX.

How was the initial setup?

It is very laborious to allocate volumes on servers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The VPLEX, along with the RecoverPoint price, can raise the price a lot.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Due to the large number of models and different brands it is a very good solution to virtualize volumes.

What other advice do I have?

Evaluate the native features and a possibility of a good integration with the RecoverPoint.

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