Compare EMC VPLEX vs. IBM Spectrum Control

EMC VPLEX is ranked 3rd in Storage Management with 1 review while IBM Spectrum Control is ranked 4th in Storage Management with 2 reviews. EMC VPLEX is rated 10.0, while IBM Spectrum Control is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of EMC VPLEX writes "Corporate storage for databases and file servers supporting a multi-vendor structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Control writes "You can get a much broader spectrum of storage captures for 24 hours or longer". EMC VPLEX is most compared with EMC ViPR, NetApp OnCommand and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas IBM Spectrum Control is most compared with Dell EMC ViPR SRM, NetApp OnCommand Insight and EMC VPLEX .
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Pros
Storage virtualization and geographic resilience for Metro Sans, plus a great performance improvement.

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The benefits would be mostly the ability to diagnose a problem.The most valuable feature is the ease of use. The ability to get into a storage device and look at whatever you are trying to look at as far as performance, then obtain the reports that you need to do your analytical work.The installation was very easy. You just install an agent on a server, and you give that agent access to your storage device, then it just collects the data. It took five minutes to set up.

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Cons
VPLEX hardware migration to spare equipment in case of major disruption.Today, it needs a huge effort that is not acceptable during disaster recovery.

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If we were to add VM level performance being able to monitor VMs on a VM level, then that would be good.I would like to see is more information regarding the copy groups (the replication).

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We were already licensing Spectrum Control. This was one reasons why we went to Control rather than using the other product.It is pay for the amount of storage that you are monitoring. The more that we use the tool and like the tool, we may want to extend it to other storage platforms. This is just a matter of cost.

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3rd
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Reviews
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Avg. Rating
10.0
4th
out of 23 in Storage Management
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502
Comparisons
274
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
699
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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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