EMC VPLEX vs. NetApp OnCommand Insight

As of June 2019, EMC VPLEX is ranked 3rd in Storage Management with 1 review vs NetApp OnCommand Insight which is ranked 1st in Storage Management with 35 reviews. The top reviewer of EMC VPLEX writes "Corporate storage for databases and file servers supporting a multi-vendor structure". The top reviewer of NetApp OnCommand Insight writes "The key is being able to get a visual overview of the environment, see if a node is being hammered or a storage is filling up". EMC VPLEX is most compared with NetApp OnCommand, EMC ViPR and NetApp OnCommand Insight. NetApp OnCommand Insight is most compared with Dell EMC ViPR SRM, EMC VPLEX and SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor.
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Pros
Storage virtualization and geographic resilience for Metro Sans, plus a great performance improvement.

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This gives me better performance numbers and gives me more information about where my loopholes are, where I need to target my customers, where I need to go back and retain storage.I am very happy with the stability. When your customers don't notice anything wrong, that's the biggest win for a product.The most valuable feature is the security. When we identify a vulnerability, it is easy to mitigate it. NetApp provides the solution. It's also easy to create and move volumes.The most valuable feature is definitely the reports, the complete analysis of the data. We also like the scalability, since it can work with Hitachi, Isilon, etc.It's stable and gives good feedback on performance.The machine learning features help me troubleshoot faster.Once we gathered and saw what we were doing with everything, we saved close to a petabyte worth of data by being able to delete old data and move stuff around. Thus, we became more efficient.It gives us the ability to look at our storage and figure out what we are doing with it. Without it, we are sort of blind.

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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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A little bit more from technical support would give us a little bit more insight.When we first went to Cluster Mode, we had a lot of problems. Setup took a few months. We had people onsite, including one of the top guys from NetApp for a while. Going from 7-Mode to Cluster Mode was rough.I would like them to develop voice commands so that I can say to the product, "Create a volume."From 7-Mode to C mode a migration happened and many features, like FTP and SFTP, were dropped. We have been using it, but there needs to be better communication when features are dropped because there are end users using it who might find it a shock: "Oh, why was that dropped?"I would like to see better graphics. We have seen regular graphs and pie graphs. I am sure that there are better ways to show this information.The initial setup is complex. There is a lot of stuff to set up. I had to teach my guys a lot of things, so there was a lot of learning.Enhance SNMP monitoring in order to broaden the number of storages that can be discovered.It's the interop matrix. And if there was a chance to orchestrate on a heterogeneous structure using OCI, that would be a great start; or at least a plugin to each one of them, that would be a great start too.

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We like that it is one license and everything is bundled in together.We just made a major investment back in May of this year, so we'll have it for another four and a half or five years easily. Thus, we have a five year bumper to bumper agreement.The company has saved money by narrowing down issues faster using servers and performance.For me, it is always too much. Licensing is on TBs, and I think, nowadays that is outmoded.Pricing by terabytes, not the end of the world, and that's okay. Stop if I want this, I have to buy that. Just release it as a single product.The cost: It is expensive as a solution. You need to be an expert to get anything out of it and we don't have that kind of expertise.

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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.

NetApp OnCommand Insight management software delivers consistent insight across your data center so you can monitor and manage your hybrid IT multivendor storage, compute, and switching infrastructures.

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Kindred Healthcare, Regis Aged Care, WeBank SpA, Panduit, Munson HealthcareSociété Générale, TechnologyOne
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