We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is deduplication, as we have no duplication in the snapshots."
"The capacity to migrate machines onto VPLEX is great — it's very clean. We can migrate machines and add arrays easily."
"The solution works well. It's very reliable."
"In my opinion, it's the best monitoring and report creation tool for IBM storage devices. You can do a lot of performance stats and reports with very nice tools for IBM storage devices."
"Technical support is quite responsive and helpful."
"I would like to have site-to-site replication capability for applications."
"With Dell VPLEX, there are some bugs with Broadcom."
"The price is a problem with EMC due to the fact that it's more expensive than the other vendors."
"The initial setup for IBM Spectrum Control is a bit complicated. They should also make it easier to integrate and use the Cosmos Analytics tool, which is very complicated."
"The pain points were, and may still continue to be, the fact that there are multiple components of the product which are installed, you might say, somewhat individually."
"We struck a great deal with Dell EMC, so for us, VPLEX was not very expensive."
IBM Spectrum Control is a comprehensive solution that can significantly improve monitoring, automation and analytics capabilities in multi-vendor storage environments. IBM Spectrum Control helps manage storage systems, software-defined storage, storage-area network (SAN) fabrics and devices. Storage can be seen from multiple perspectives, including departmental, application and server views. IBM Spectrum Control helps simplify provisioning, tier optimization, performance management and data replication processes.
Dell EMC VPLEX is ranked 1st in Storage Management with 3 reviews while IBM Spectrum Control is ranked 4th in Storage Management with 2 reviews. Dell EMC VPLEX is rated 8.4, while IBM Spectrum Control is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC VPLEX writes "A scalable storage solution for our architecture". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Control writes "Very granular with great technical support and good stability". Dell EMC VPLEX is most compared with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and NetApp OnCommand, whereas IBM Spectrum Control is most compared with IBM Storage Insights, Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager, Dell EMC DataIQ and SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor.
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