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"We're consolidating two to three arrays down to one which means that our data center footprint has decreased by like 90%. So we're saving 90% of our space, and it also is much better on power and everything else in our data center. And on top of that, the performance is much, much better than our older arrays.""The most valuable feature is the performance and compression. The most useful tool is CloudIQ.""The smaller footprint of the device has been really nice. We have gone from eight bays to one bay. Having one floor tile in our data center has been pretty awesome. A lot less power and HVAC cooling is being consumed.""Uptime by far is the most important thing, and also the replication ability (SRDF). Most of the customers who need this type of availability also want the protection of multiple data centers, and it is able to easily switchover workloads to their other data centers.""It significantly simplifies storage.""The compression and deduplication are the most valuable features because of the cost savings.""Enterprise Cloud Storage is the most valuable feature, along with the data services which come with it, plus the deduplication and compression.""My storage engineers are very happy with PowerMax. They are very pleased with the performance, decreased latency, and dependability. From the team, the RESTful API makes management so much easier for them versus the command line interface."

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"This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance.""The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through.""The solution’s deduplication functionality works great. We are getting about a 16:1 dedupe ratio on our VM workloads.""It has allowed us to set up a fully functioning disaster recovery site with replication, which we have been able to configure between our 3PAR systems.""If it runs, and you don't know about it, that is the best thing that you can have in IT infrastructure. This is what 3PAR does for us.""The all-flash positions our organization for growth. If somebody comes to us who needs an application with performance, we have that already formulated.""The remote copy group failover is very useful and has helped us.""It allows us to cohost as needed. We are able to put more systems on one data storage system and it is still able to deliver the availability and speed that we need it to deliver."

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"We've had a couple of little things come up, but for the most part, they've been pretty stable.""There are definitely some improvements that can be made to the CloudIQ.""I hear from people on my team that they would like improved reporting. While there are some decent tools for doing reporting, they would like to see a lot more built-in functionality. This way when they are logged into the interface everyday doing basic management tasks, they could also see some statistics on what is their storage pool usage and will be their projected usage with their current data growth. They want to be able to see more detailed stats on how they are using the system and have forecasting.""There is some room to grow, especially with some of the installation quirks.""Since the merging of EMC and Dell into Dell Technologies, there has been a hurdle that they've had to overcome, and they're not over it yet. It takes two to three times longer for things to get fixed than it did when they were separate companies. That is something that has to be fixed.""We are very interested in NVMe over Fibre Channel, which I understand is on the horizon. We would like to see that come to fruition.""I would like them to continue improving the management tools and continue moving towards a RESTful API versus CLI.""They should work with the storage engineers to better tweak the management tools to give them improved visibility into their data."

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"We would like to see dedupe and compression allowed on all drive types.""I would like to have more details on alerting. It is not real granular right now. What It gives you is sort of basic, and we can't do a lot of tweaking on our own. We would like to be able to tweak some of the alerts for our team.""The onsite techs have caused outages.""The GUI was a little hard to figure out how to use.""I want artificial intelligence. I don't want anybody from my team to touch it anymore. I want the AI to do everything.""I would like to have single click upgrades because the process is cumbersome right now.""We've started to see an issue with the older models that we have. We've had issues where facilities would have unscheduled power outages or scheduled power outages and the 3PARs weren't able to come up successfully. We actually had an incident recently where it wiped data that we didn't anticipate would be wiped.""Upgrades could be improved. We would like to see more upgrades."

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"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.""Our costs are on a yearly basis.""It scales enormously, but it's expensive to do so.""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.""The cost is expensive. While VMAX now has good pricing, PowerMax is a little expensive.""We hope that with the combination of both NVMe and SCM the next PowerMax will be much cheaper that the one which we acquired."

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"It makes for less administrative overhead.""We have seen ROI. While the costs were quite high at the time of purchase for our environment, the ease of use and the fact that it hasn't failed all the time, working fine, that makes it worth buying.""We went with 3PAR because we have HP-UX systems. Since we already knew HP-UX, they offered us a significantly cheaper solution than the one that we had for storage.""We have seen ROI. We are able to see more patients now, bringing more money into the practice.""For the entire six node cluster and the two 7200 units plus the Brocade Fibre switches, we financed it through HPE Financial. It was $850,000. We leased that and paid it off in October of 2018.""I have to renew support in October for the existing solution. That will cost me roughly $50,000 this year, which in the grand scheme of things, $50,000 is not that much compared to paying $850,000. However, it will be the last year that I'll be able to get direct support from HPE. Therefore, product has to be replaced in 2020.""Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.""I would like it to be cheaper."

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Robert MacDougall
author avatarMuhammad Khaled
User

The PowerMax NVMe is the high-end storage fromDellEMC it can provide up to 10M IOPS, however, if you need less, you can go with the new Unity XT which is going to have NVMe as well.

The new Unity XT is going to be ready for order in June 2019.

author avatarBrent Johnson (CenturyLink)
Consultant

I have used all, EMC, and HPE 3Par, VNX, Unity, etc. All are OK. But for long term Flash Storage, I would take a look at Hitachi F Series. Best reliability hands down and they provide non-disruptive migrations, no server downtime, no scheduling with users, etc. NDM makes Hitachi a no brainer.

author avatarChetan Woodun
Real User

Many insightful answers already provided.

I would just add the following based on my experience. With so many employees an located in different places, its important for you to list the issues being encountered with the present setup, in addition of the need to upgrade, of course :

- Latency -if being experienced generally or specifically to a location as this may indicate a network issue and this is better solved before the upgrade to new storage in order not to disappoint users

-Type of need : analytics/ Big data, classical operational transactions, archiving - in this case you may go for Tiering ( that is have NVMe as the top Tier and SSD as Tier 2). Users are normally demanding but given the costs in a time of budgetary cuts, better offer them different Tiers with front end ones data residing on the better Tier

- Finally, also make sure you have some well structured storage network as you don't want some big fat slow Database VMs located in one of your data centers impacting on the performance of your leaner VMs provisioned on NVMe.

author avatarAdminsys677 (Presales Engineer Information System and Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)
Real User

Hello Robert,
What you need to know is in the world of storage infrastructure all the constructor offers a portfolio group by categories like Entry Level Storage, Midrange Storage, Enterprise storage
PowerMax is an enterprise storage on the DELL EMC portfolio
Enterprise storage is usually used for Mission critical Application where the availability required is 99,9999%. With enterprise storage you can manage approximatively 15Millions of IOPS which are very important when you want to take decision to consolidation storage.
Personally, if you cannot expect to reach Millions of IOPS I recommend to go to DELL EMC Unity XT, otherwise move forward to Power Max
PowerMax offer many features like SLO for categories of Application (Diamond, Gold, Silver)
 Diamond latency < 1ms
 Gold Latency >1ms
 Silver Latency >10ms, <20ms
You have also FastVP to move Hot Data to the fastest TIER storage
Physically PowerMax use a Virtual matrix to interconnect all the Engine which can reach 8 depending of the model
Midrange storage use only two controller and provide you and availability of 99,999%
Unity XT is better than HPE MSA or 3PAR
If you want other informations you can contact me

author avatarPrasanthVa
User

Does PowerMax have storage virtualization for external storage as part of the package?

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Top Answer: Many insightful answers already provided. I would just add the following based on my experience. With so many employees an located in different places, its important for you to list the issues… more »
Top Answer: The optimization of the cache memory of each engine and the use of persistent memory.
Top Answer: We hope that with the combination of both NVMe and SCM the next PowerMax will be much cheaper that the one which we acquired. Grab performance I/O, and analyze it for better sizing and costing.
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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.

HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.

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Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is ranked 1st in NVMe with 31 reviews while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 32 reviews. Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is rated 8.8, while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.8. 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, the top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "The product's technical support is outstanding as I can reach someone right away". Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC XtremIO, Pure FlashArray X NVMe and Dell EMC PowerStore, whereas HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Huawei OceanStor.

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