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"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"Gives us flexibility, performance, and ease of use. It also has some very good compression capabilities. We were looking for a solution that was easy to install in our VMware environment, that was flexible. PowerStore X is a type of a VMware cluster that you install inside your environment. If you have a VMware environment, like we have in production, it's easy to install and use.""The administration tools take advantage of machine learning and make recommendations to the admins, and that makes the administration easier.""The way you're able to manage all your PowerStores as one solution is very good for us. PowerStore enables you to federate or cluster multiple appliances with automated load balancing. In terms of management, it's helpful that we can do it from a single interface where we're able to manage multiple PowerStores. When you have multiple PowerStores it works intelligently by running the workloads based on the needs of the infrastructure."

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"The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on.""Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""It's very easy-to-use.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The main feature I have found to be product replication."

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Cons
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""I would like to see the management layer improved."

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"Where the system needs to improve is by adding more enterprise features like replication on other sites. We would also like it to be much more aligned with the VMware version. For example, today we have two different versions of VMware ESXi running to keep the PowerStore online. It would be better if the software cycling was faster.""The setup process could be improved. We had some issues regarding configuration and the time it took to do things. It wasn't specifically the people we worked with, but more the process and how it's done. They can work on that."

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"In terms of scalability, it doesn't expand out quite as robustly as some of the others, but it covers 90% of the market in what it does.""I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.""I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.""It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration."

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"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"The price is not cheap, but it's worth it for the features you get from the storage. If you can afford it, you are probably buying the best solution that you can have for this virtual environment.""There's still a cap on the upgrade path, where you can consume all the engines within the frame before you have to go to another frame... Normally, we exceed the IOPS on the frames before we can ever exhaust the storage, so anything they can do to help us avoid stranded storage capacity, capacity that we couldn't get to, would be beneficial.""When we compared it with the other solutions, the pricing of PowerStore was equal. The pricing is good."

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"Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc.""The price is a little high.""In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little.""The price of this solution could be made more affordable.""Licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: PowerStore is flexible, scalable, simple, and performant with market-leading economics for a wide range of legacy and… more »
Top Answer: The way you're able to manage all your PowerStores as one solution is very good for us. PowerStore enables you to… more »
Top Answer: When we compared it with the other solutions, the pricing of PowerStore was equal. The pricing is good.
Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an… more »
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

PowerStore 1000T through 9000T models provide organizations with all the benefits of a unified storage platform for block, file and vVol data, while enabling flexible growth with the intelligent scale-up and scale-out capability of appliance clusters. In addition, automated management of resources across the cluster results in superior storage utilization and simplified administration. Designed for the modern data center, PowerStore’s data-centric design with NVMe and hardware-enabled Advanced Data Reduction and 4:1 DRR deliver critical performance and storage efficiency for both traditional and modern applications.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
University14%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company9%
Government6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business82%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise16%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC PowerStore vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Dell EMC PowerStore is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 12th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 9 reviews. Dell EMC PowerStore is rated 9.6, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerStore writes "Gives us performance and flexibility, and has completely changed our scientific computation environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". Dell EMC PowerStore is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera and Huawei OceanStor Dorado, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Qumulo. See our Dell EMC PowerStore vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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