Dell EMC PowerPath Overview

Dell EMC PowerPath is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Storage Software tools. It is most often compared to Pure Storage FlashArray: Dell EMC PowerPath vs Pure Storage FlashArray

What is Dell EMC PowerPath?

EMC PowerPath: Host-based software for automated data path management, failover and recovery, and optimized load balancing. PowerPath automates, standardizes, and optimizes data paths in physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments to deliver high availability and performance.


PowerPath automates data path failover and recovery to ensure applications are always available and remain operational.


Adjust I/O paths constantly to leverage all available data paths and to monitor and rebalance the dynamic environment for the best application performance.


Simplify and standardize data path management across heterogeneous physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments.

Dell EMC PowerPath is also known as PowerPath.

Dell EMC PowerPath Buyer's Guide

Download the Dell EMC PowerPath Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: July 2021

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Dell EMC PowerPath pricing:
  • "The price of the solution is fair."

EMC PowerPath Software Reviews

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Manager, Storage and Virtualization Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Powerful and mature but still has bugs to work out

What is our primary use case?

Dell EMC PowerPath is a multipathing software which connects to the back-end storage. It provides a high availability and will increase the performance of any server or operating system.

Pros and Cons

  • "It provides a high availability and will increase the performance of any server or operating system."
  • "Although PowerPath is very mature and has been on the market for more than 15 years there are still a lot of bugs that have been profiled with PowerPath, specifically, during any OS upgrade."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Dell EMC PowerPath a seven out of 10. I would definitely recommend EMC PowerPath, there's no doubt. But what I would suggest is if you're going with EMC hardware, then definitely go with EMC PowerPath. If not, then I would definitely suggest to go with the native.
Vice President - Digital Technology at MSPL Limited
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Good interface, scalable, but lacking technical support availability

What is most valuable?

The user interface is good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good but they are not available all the time.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution is fair.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Dell EMC PowerPath a seven out of ten.