EMC VPLEX Review

RecoverPoint allows us to replicate non-EMC vendor storage arrays.


What is most valuable?

  • For non-disruptive migrations
  • For replicating non-EMC vendor storage arrays using RecoverPoint
  • High availability using VPLEX Metro
  • Used as additional read cache for storage arrays

How has it helped my organization?

We have see performance improvement in our databases. We can use older arrays for archiving.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used VPLEX for over five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

While scaling VPLEX from 2-engine to 4-engine, you need to be careful with the design connecting to VMAX. In our environment, we encountered an imbalance on VPLEX BE ports. But, we resolved that issue with the help of EMC.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is exceptional.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was a little bit complex when connecting to VMAX.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated IBM SVC.

What other advice do I have?

Initial architecture is important. It will help you to scale-out the solution easily.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a partner to EMC.
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