Compare Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. IBM Storwize

Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 6th in Modular SAN with 4 reviews while IBM Storwize is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 8 reviews. Dell EqualLogic PS series is rated 7.0, while IBM Storwize is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "High-availability, a lot of redundancy, good management software but it's entry-level SAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with Compellent, HPE StorageWorks MSA and NetApp FAS Series, whereas IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series. See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. IBM Storwize report.
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Pros
Its high availability. It has a lot of redundancy and good management software as well as good alerting.We were attracted by the flexibility of being able to put in a new shelf whenever we needed to, to expand.​It has contributed to the implementation of virtualization and all its benefits.​

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They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware acceleration; Advanced copy services features are all in this product.The GUI is very easy and performance is also good.Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage.

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Cons
The searchable online documentation is missing.​Why is it not possible for both controllers to be simultaneously active (load balancing)?

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I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services.Replication features need improvement. Currently, they are there in the product, but I'm not sure as to how it works exactly.Events/log analysis tools.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is pretty straightforward.​It is a fair price.

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The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most.Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this.

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6th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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Reviews
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6.0
4th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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12,176
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9,528
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
410
Avg. Rating
7.5
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EqualLogic PS seriesStorwize V7000
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Overview
EqualLogic PS Series arrays bring a new level of performance to service more of your most demanding applications and virtualization requirements, while delivering the simplicity of the EqualLogic management experience. Featuring six array configurations, including 2U/2.5" drive options with All Flash and Hybrid Arrays, it is ideal for companies and organizations with growing data and performance needs.Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.
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Sample Customers
FAW Foundry, AW Engineering, Unimat, eLongNet Information Technology, BDO Brasil, Odyssey Space ResearchIP-Only AB, Start Quimica, Informatica El Corte Ingles, Fujikura, Royal Carribean Cruises, Agence France-Presse, University of Pittsburgh, Pelephone
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company8%
Logistics Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Software R&D Company16%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise73%
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