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Top Answer: Isilon is Scale-out storage, while NetApp is Active-Standby storage. Regarding the performance issue based on the field engineer’s experience, Isilon is better than NetApp in case of a huge amount… more »
Top Answer: The solution is extremely easy to manage. This is its most valuable feature.
Top Answer: The solution isn't suitable for small environments or small customers. The price point would be too high for companies that don't need a very large amount of storage space. The redundancy is a little… more »
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Dell EMC Isilon scale-out storage solutions are designed for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Our storage systems are simple to install, manage, and scale to virtually any size. Isilon storage includes a choice of all-flash, hybrid or archive nodes. Isilon solutions stay simple no matter how much storage capacity is added, how much performance is required, or how business needs change in the future.

Panasas ActiveStor is a scale-out NAS platform that drives industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows while simplifying data management. Based on an advanced bladed architecture, ActiveStor is a fully integrated clustered appliance solution that incorporates flash and SATA storage nodes with Intel compute, a distributed file system, and client protocols.

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OMRF, University of Utah, Translational Genetics Research Institute, Arcis, Geofizyka Torumn, Cyprus E&P Corporation, Colburn School, Columbia Sportswear, Harvard Medical School, University of Michigan, National Library of France,Garvan Institute of Medical Research
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Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, NetApp and others in NAS. Updated: September 2020.
438,725 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is ranked 4th in NAS with 2 reviews while Panasas ActiveStor is ranked 17th in NAS. Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is rated 9.0, while Panasas ActiveStor is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) writes "Good stability and performance with the capability to scale". On the other hand, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is most compared with Qumulo, NetApp FAS Series, Huawei OceanStor 9000, HPE StoreEasy and Nasuni, whereas Panasas ActiveStor is most compared with Sonexion Scale-out Lustre Storage System, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp FAS Series.

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