Compare Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe vs. E8 Storage [EOL]

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is ranked 1st in NVMe with 31 reviews while E8 Storage [EOL] is ranked unranked in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is rated 8.8, while E8 Storage [EOL] is rated 0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe writes "The compression and deduplication are the most valuable features because of the cost savings". On the other hand, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure FlashArray X NVMe, Dell EMC XtremIO, IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas E8 Storage [EOL] is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, IBM FlashSystem and NexGen Storage.
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It's expensive. it's in the hundreds of thousands. It's beneficial, but at times, I feel compared to other vendors, we are paying a premium for the licensing that other vendors include.The price to performance ratio with NetApp is unmatched by any other vendor right now.The pricing is not a lot considering what you get and it bundles hardware and licensing.Comparing this solution to others it may seem expensive, but the price to performance for NetApp is greater.We would like it to be free.One of the reasons we like this solution is that all of the features are included with the one license.We don't like the cost. We would like to buy more.It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers.

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We hope that with the combination of both NVMe and SCM the next PowerMax will be much cheaper that the one which we acquired.The cost is expensive. While VMAX now has good pricing, PowerMax is a little expensive.From a general capital investment, it's one of the higher price points in the market. It depends on the size and software features that you would include in a system. So, the cost varies dramatically.The cost has room for improvement.It scales enormously, but it's expensive to do so.Our costs are on a yearly basis.Our costs for the product are three million.From reclaiming data center space which is so tightly constrained these days, it will pay for itself in a short amount of time, which is fantastic. Anything we can do to get more out of our current physical data center space helps us a ton, and PowerMax has helped enable that.

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASDell EMC PowerMax, PowerMaxE8 Storage Appliances
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NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

Dell EMC PowerMax is the world’s fastest storage array. It delivers new levels of performance and efficiency with a future-proof architecture that features end-to-end non-volatile memory express (NVMe) and a built-in machine learning engine. PowerMax is built on the comprehensive functionality and proven resiliency of Dell EMC’s flagship storage platform. It is designed for six-nines of availability and offers data-at-rest encryption (D@RE), massive scalability, and best-in-class data protection with Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), the gold standard in remote replication.

E8 Storage is a pioneer in shared accelerated storage for data-intensive, high-performance applications that drive business revenue. E8 Storage’s affordable, reliable and scalable solution is ideally suited for the most demanding low-latency workloads, including real-time analytics, financial and trading applications, transactional processing and large-scale file systems. Driven by the company’s patented architecture, E8 Storage’s high-performance shared NVMe storage solution delivers 10 times the performance at half the cost of existing storage products. With E8 Storage, enterprise data centers can enjoy unprecedented storage performance density and scale, delivering NVMe performance without compromising on reliability and availability. 

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupRackspace, Open Line
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Software R&D Company34%
Manufacturing Company19%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government4%
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Healthcare Company26%
Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer17%
Manufacturing Company13%
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Software R&D Company54%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise78%
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