EMC VNX [EOL] Review

This SAN series provides us with vendor-specific features in our VMware Hypervisor-based virtualized infrastructure. However, it needs ASIC-based functions.

Valuable Features

They have more different/flexible models in the midrange storage area In comparison with other vendors . They have also built in VMware specific features . Lastly, it has reasonable performance/cost.

Improvements to My Organization

In a virtualized infrastructure based on VMware Hypervisor, the VNX series SANs provide some useful vendor specific features for us.

Room for Improvement

  • Storage processor architect for real active/active HA
  • ASIC based functions are needed

Use of Solution

I've used it for about four years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

In comparison to other products, VNX scales out well.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's satisfactory. This company really care for their customers.

Technical Support:

So far, we have had a response to all our queries from tech support.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was in place.

Initial Setup

The deployment procedures are very simple, and based on a step-by-step installation guide.

Implementation Team

We implemented our device ourselves .

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

We have preloaded/license free vendor specific feature for VMware infrastructure with EMC VNX Series SAN Systems. It would be a good choice for midrange businesses due to the performance/features and cost. The licensing terms and conditions are a flowing Pay-As-You-Grow method and it's a good option for long term planning.

Other Solutions Considered

We only compared different VNX models.

Other Advice

Pay attention to the initialization procedure. Also, the reinitialization procedures are very complex after the initial VNX product .

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Regional Sales Manager (Storage Division)- Commercial & Global accounts, North & East India at a tech services company with 10,001+ employeesReal User

what are those VMWARE specific features of VNX ?

16 July 15
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