Dell EMC PowerPath Valuable Features

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

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 Dell products. This multipathing software has certain features which we normally don't have on native multipathing software, especially in terms of load balancing and the way it captures the IO metrics and boosts the performance of different operating systems. This is something very specific to it and it has the flexibility apart from this multipathing capability. 

PowerPath also acts as a PowerPath migration software. For example, if I want to migrate any OS that's currently running on a different EMC product, PowerPath has the capability to act as a centralized software to migrate the operating system from one storage to the another EMC storage, but remain in the EMC portfolio. EMC has different portfolios, like the VMAX, VNX, and Unity. So with this one single software I will be able to migrate data from one storage to another storage.

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Vice President - Digital Technology at MSPL Limited

The user interface is good.

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