EMC VNX [EOL] Review

We require a very high throughput for our database and this product gives us the desired response


What is most valuable?

  • Levels of performance
  • Protection
  • Compliance
  • Ease of management

How has it helped my organization?

In a banking environment, on which we required a very high throughput for our database, we have used this product and our desired response was received.

What needs improvement?

They may change the disks from NL-SAS to Flash, but it would be costlier for customers.

For how long have I used the solution?

We implemented the solution in 2015 and it is still in our environment until now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, it is easily scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

EMC technical support is good in India. They meet the SLAs well.

Which solutions did we use previously?

In our previous solution, we were getting less performance from our DB. So, it was a better idea to change to EMC.

How was the initial setup?

Initial EMC setup is easier than other Storage product vendors. It is mandatory to know the default IPs of SPs and the password for the admin user.

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

Pricing and licensing quotes can be requested by the vendor's sales team. There response rate is high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also had the option of NetApp and HP Storage, but from a pricing and support perspective, we preferred EMC.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product and easy to deploy.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partners.
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