EMC VMAX Review

Powerfull High End Storage Array


Valuable Features:

Thin provisionning

FAST

Symmetrix Virtual Matrix which give more performance to the VMAX

Improvements to My Organization:

  • Thin provisioning reduces capacity consuming: only the amount of data written to the disk is used, no extra reservation.
  • FAST improves the use of performance disks: hot extents are automatically placed on EFD disks, medium used extents are placed on FC disks and extents which are not used very often are moved to ship disks (SATA)

Use of Solution:

1 year

Previous Solutions:

We used to use CLARiiON then VNX arrays. VMAX is more scalable and has better performance (gives more IOPS, more front end ports...)

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an EMC partner
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