EMC VNX [EOL] Review

Enables hardware disk replication


How has it helped my organization?

VNX 5200 works well with a medium VMware cluster. It has good performance and enables hardware disk replication. This is great, because before that, the customer was using a software replication solution that had many problems.

What is most valuable?

From my point of view, the configuration that I can sell is restricted to the EMC best practices. It is hard to make a mistake in a solution. It means the configuration has good performance and scalability options.

What needs improvement?

VNX can improve by offering flexible upgrade options. It's not possible to add a single HDD to a current array and there are fixed rules to make upgrades.

When I work with other vendors like IBM, I can add a single disk to an array to get more capacity, it's simple. For VNX, you have to add a new array, not just a single disk.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the level of technical support as very good.

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

This storage solution replaced an IBM DS4700 and a V7000. They were outdated.

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

Review your needs and consider the right licensing.

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