Dell EqualLogic PS series Review

Enterprise features for snapshot management and replication benefited us greatly, but performance and vision for the product were lacking


What is our primary use case?

  • We ran a large data housing solution that contained billions of data files. 
  • We also used the product for VM storage and file server storage.

How has it helped my organization?

When initially purchased, it brought enterprise-class features to our systems. Very solid manageability and the product worked well with few technical or hardware issues. The performance was never very good, and its latency was higher than expected.

What is most valuable?

  • Enterprise features for snapshot management and replication benefited us greatly.
  • The ability to quickly view and select from snapshots allowed us to restore data very quickly.
  • Replication allowed us to move data from one data center to another with ease.

What needs improvement?

  • Performance and vision for the product were lacking. 
  • DELL was taking on too many storage solutions, and it felt like the EqualLogic series was not aggressively supported.

For how long have I used the solution?

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