EMC VMAX Review

Powerfull High End Storage Array


What is most valuable?

Thin provisionning

FAST

Symmetrix Virtual Matrix which give more performance to the VMAX

How has it helped 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)

For how long have I used the solution?

1 year

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

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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