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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We struck a great deal with Dell EMC, so for us, VPLEX was not very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The capacity to migrate machines onto VPLEX is great — it's very clean. We can migrate machines and add arrays easily.
Top Answer: The main problem with VPLEX is that we need to increase the HC ports to fully migrate it to the cloud — we need at least 10 HC ports. We need to decrease our SAN in order to put the machine… more »
Top Answer: We use VPLEX on all of our net production machines — integration, migration, development. VPLEX is our main storage solution for our architecture. We have a lot of machines on it. We also use VPLEX on… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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. I want IBM to add a feature… more »
Top Answer: We use IBM Spectrum Control for performance analytics and reporting.
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1st
out of 26 in Storage Management
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8.3
3rd
out of 26 in Storage Management
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8.5
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Overview
Wth EMC VPLEX you can deploy next-generation virtualization architecture to enable simultaneous information access within, between, and across data centers, move applications, virtual machines, and data in and between data centers without impacting users and deliver application and data availability within the data center and over distance with full infrastructure utilization and zero downtime.

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.

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Sample Customers
Kindred Healthcare, Regis Aged Care, WeBank SpA, Panduit, Munson Healthcare
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company29%
Comms Service Provider29%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Healthcare Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise67%
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Dell EMC VPLEX is ranked 1st in Storage Management with 3 reviews while IBM Spectrum Control is ranked 3rd 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, NetApp OnCommand and Huawei OceanStor DJ, whereas IBM Spectrum Control is most compared with IBM Storage Insights, Dell EMC DataIQ, Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor and CA 1 Tape Management.

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