EMC VNX [EOL] Review

Multi-tiering helps use storage efficiently


How has it helped my organization?

We have all the information residing on the same hardware, the same storage. So if the servers go down, we have already secured the data in the storage.

What is most valuable?

Multi-tiering, because it positively affects the efficiency of the storage space.

What needs improvement?

The next release is the Unity storage. That is the new family. Many of the features that are included in the Unity have improved over the VNX features. The VNX is a little bit old. What would help would be if the VNX had embedded encryption. That would be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's really stable. We haven't had any issue such as data unavailability or data loss.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is average because the storage has some hardware limitations and, obviously, operating system limitations. So the scalability is a little bit limited. But that has been improved in the new storage family called Unity.

How is customer service and technical support?

We do use technical support and it is always good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple and really fast.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we compared it with other products, the performance and the security were the advantages that this storage gives us.

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor there are many criteria we look at but those that come to mind are scalability, security, resilience.

I think it's a good solution. It has many benefits, features that are of interest for many customers. 

With the new system, the Unity, many of the deficiencies of the VNX were solved. But the VNX offers features and stability that other products don't. It's really reliable.

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