EMC VNX [EOL] Review

FAST Cache & FAST ​Pool are key components for us


What is most valuable?

FAST Cache & FAST Pool are very useful and similar to the SDS solution on a single storage system.

What needs improvement?

Source deduplication and compression will improve the TCO of these storage systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

About five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is rather stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, we have had issues. The system is limited by the number of enclosures.

How is customer service and technical support?

The best tech support we've had has been from EMC.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We've moved from the EMC CLARiiON CX4 series to EMC VNX.

How was the initial setup?

Not very complicated, mostly straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

IBM, NetApp.

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