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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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"Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment."

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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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"This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""The interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end.""On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers."

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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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"The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses.""From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive.""The price to capacity ratio is good."

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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.

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HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

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Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is ranked 1st in NVMe with 31 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is rated 8.8, while HPE Primera is rated 9.0. 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, the top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "Easy to deploy, performs well, and the cost-per-capacity is good". Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC XtremIO, IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS).

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