ErezShachafStorage Manager at Mekorot water company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It provides a high availability and will increase the performance of any server or operating system."
"The user interface is good."
"The product is stable, easy to deploy and it just works."
"The product allowsfor the centralization of large environments."
"The solution is very easy to configure."
"The performance of the hardware is good."
"Although PowerPath is very mature and has been on the market for more than 15 years there are still a lot of bugs that have been profiled with PowerPath, specifically, during any OS upgrade."
"The technical support is good but they are not available all the time."
"We had a few small issues with setup, but once everything was done it just worked."
"Technical support is good but they can take some time on critical problems."
"The back-up side of the solution could be improved, as could the archive. We still have to rely on third-party backup programs and other archiving solutions. If it was offered by NetApp itself, it would be much better."
"The setup can be a bit complex, depending on the environment."
EMC PowerPath: Host-based software for automated data path management, failover and recovery, and optimized load balancing. PowerPath automates, standardizes, and optimizes data paths in physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments to deliver high availability and performance.
PowerPath automates data path failover and recovery to ensure applications are always available and remain operational.
OPTIMIZE LOAD BALANCING
Adjust I/O paths constantly to leverage all available data paths and to monitor and rebalance the dynamic environment for the best application performance.
STANDARDIZE PATH MANAGEMENT
Simplify and standardize data path management across heterogeneous physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments.
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.
Dell EMC PowerPath is ranked 3rd in Storage Software with 2 reviews while NetApp ONTAP is ranked 2nd in Storage Software with 4 reviews. Dell EMC PowerPath is rated 7.0, while NetApp ONTAP is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerPath writes "Powerful and mature but still has bugs to work out". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp ONTAP writes "Has high availability and enables us to centralize mission-critical applications on the MetroClusters". Dell EMC PowerPath is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas NetApp ONTAP is most compared with Cloudian HyperStore and DataCore SANsymphony SDS.
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