Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe Valuable Features

StorageEb283
Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Storage Service Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The compression and deduplication are the most valuable features because of the cost savings. View full review »
Paul Croteau
Senior Solution Architect at Rackspace Hosting
PowerMax specifically is giving us incredible improvements in performance. Significantly decreased the latency, which is different than IOPS. I've been told by the team, "Don't focus on IOPS anymore, it's the latency. Not how fast is the data, but how quick is the data." So, we've seen great performance: Single millisecond type performance, which has been fantastic. Another huge benefit of the PowerMax has been the decreasing of our physical footprint. We recently did a consolidation where we went from 58 tiles down to 5. If we had used just the PowerMax, we could have gone from 58 tiles down to 2 tiles, which is huge space savings. If you have 56 newly available floor tiles on a raised floor data center, which you previously had to cool and provide power to, then now, not only are my costs going down, I now have more revenue opportunities because I have more space to put new customers. My storage engineers are very happy with PowerMax. They are very pleased with the performance, decreased latency, and dependability. From the team, the RESTful API makes management so much easier for them versus the command line interface. View full review »
Solutioncc77
Solution Architect at a tech services company
The most valuable feature is its global cache, which allows for uncompromised performance. It offers a high level of availability, so pretty much near zero downtime. It is the best platform for just seeing and getting visibility into performance and capacity utilization. It has very positive management. Through CloudIQ and others integrations that Dell EMC provides, visibility has excellent predictive health metrics that we can look at. View full review »
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Dave Stromberg
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We can consistently replicate mainframe and open system and have a single recovery point. View full review »
Saleh Al Harthy
Head of IT at National Bank Of Oman
* Availability * Reliability We are also happy with the monitoring that Dell EMC is doing for us. They have helped us to identify many issues during the routine checks, issues which we were not aware of. View full review »
John Lyons
Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The SRDF replication piece is probably the best feature. It's useful for maintaining recoverability in the event of a disaster. View full review »
Steve Lotthammer
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Uptime by far is the most important thing, and also the replication ability (SRDF). Most of the customers who need this type of availability also want the protection of multiple data centers, and it is able to easily switchover workloads to their other data centers. View full review »
StorageAdc47
Storage Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're using a combination of Unisphere and CloudIQ. CloudIQ has become an optimal tool for us to get the full picture of all the different arrays, from mid-tier all the way up. It gives us that single view and the ability to launch the Unisphere. That is really is powerful in being able to manage the array. View full review »
Managerbe82
Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* The interface * Unisphere * SRDF * Deduplication * Compression * Encryption * The general physical footprints are pretty small compared to previous systems. View full review »
Architec23dd
Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are compression, deduplication, and NVMe-based back-ends for flash technologies. View full review »
Tom Dennis
IT Applications Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
The data reduction has been very impressive. View full review »
James Hughes
Director of IT at CMA Consulting
Enterprise Cloud Storage is the most valuable feature, along with the data services which come with it, plus the deduplication and compression. View full review »
Darrel Schueneman
Manager Cloud Operations at a cloud provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Compression * Deduplication View full review »
Terry Passineau
Senior Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Its uptime * Dedupe * Compression * Reliability View full review »
Seniostoe09976
Senior Storage Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
* Compression * Compaction * A lot of storage in a small box. View full review »
StorageA5b73
Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Unisphere 9 has good functionality compared to version 8 or version 6. PowerMax, with version 9.02, which we installed recently, has some very good features, such as CloudIQ. The performance is really good. I also like that there is integration for automation. We are using the API for Unisphere with PowerMax and it's pretty amazing. The deduplication and the reduction of data are some of the keys we are looking for because our data is growing so fast. We need a solution to minimize the data. View full review »
Engineer14ea
Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The stability is the most valuable feature. It has a simple GUI, but still has a CLI-like interface for managing and monitoring. I find Unisphere and REST API valuable. View full review »
SeniorEnc9d7
Senior Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The response time, compared to XtremIO, is far better. View full review »
Instruct9a70
Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
As per performance, being able to consolidate down some of our older DMZ technologies into one platform. My team has found the Unisphere to be a valuable tool. View full review »
Elias Riveros Malky
Regional Alliance Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The analytics and transactional data are its most valuable features. With PowerMax, you don't have to buy new storage, like with the older VMAXs. It is efficient and very simple for our administrators to use. View full review »
StorageAcdff
Storage Architect at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The data services, especially SRDF, are its most valuable features. We are using Unisphere for monitoring. REST API is great for configuring the storage system. View full review »
Lei Wang
Manager of Storage Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It doesn't need shared storage. View full review »
MemberOfcf5c
Member of Technical Staff at Cisco Systems, Inc.
* The ease of install * The ease of maintenance * Expandability View full review »
StorageAa6c5
Storage Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The All-Flash array * Performance * Reliability View full review »
SystemEn3338
System Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The health checks and problem solving are its most valuable features. View full review »
SeniorIn0534
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The number one most valuable feature is reliability. I want to go home at the end of the day and come in the next day knowing it works, especially since we have storage offshore. View full review »
Robert Lopez-Portillo
Director of Enterprise Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It has the ability to consolidate storage. View full review »
Seniosolua8765
Senior Solutions Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
* Performance * Replication time * It's become easier to use * Dedup and compression View full review »
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