EMC PowerPath Software Reviews

Dell EMC PowerPath is the #4 ranked solution of our top Storage Software tools. It's rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Pure Storage FlashArray - Dell EMC PowerPath vs Pure Storage FlashArray

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Manager, Storage and Virtualization Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 17 2020

What is most valuable?

They are two different multipathing softwares which come with hypervisors or operating systems, which are native multipathing software. Apart from that, we have EMC PowerPath, which comes with Dell EMC storages, EMC, VMAX, Aternity or VNX. There are different varieties of storage in the market for… more »

What needs improvement?

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. In certain cases PowerPath doesn't have the capability to do an automatic scanning of discs. Also PowerPath is… more »

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

PowerPath doesn't play as a major role as in earlier times. Now, with a lot of competitors in the market PowerPath doesn't play a key role on costing because it comes along with the storages that customers buy. So it doesn't involve a huge amount of cost when the customer buys the software.

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… more »

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.

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