Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) Primary Use Case

Ryan Parker-Hill
System Team Leader at Deakin University
* Research data * Departmental file shares * Data centre storage: NFS We have two data centres in our university. We have Cisco UCS, Pure Storage, and are heavily virtualised with VMware. PowerScale is our unstructured data storage platform. It provides scaled-out storage and our high-level NFS across applications. It also provides all the storage for our researchers and business areas, as well as students, on the network. With the exception of block workloads, which is primarily VMware, Oracle Databases, etc., everything else it is on PowerScale. It definitely has allowed us to consolidate the ease of management. View full review »
Jace Gregg
Information Systems Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for storage in a scale-out data processing system. It is a physical storage platform. We have several different nodes that all act as one large storage cluster. View full review »
Keith Bradley
Director of IT at NatureFresh™ Farms
We used it originally for archiving our video storage, and then we expanded it to include user shares. All of our unstructured data has been moved to PowerScale. View full review »
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Maurizio Davini
CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa
We are using Dell EMC PowerScale as a central storage for our virtual HPC infrastructure based on VMware. We have several silos today, as our HPC infrastructure is typically divided between bare-metal and virtual configurations. The storage that we use on various infrastructures is different, as we are typically using a storage style that is different from any production facility. Until now the request from our internal users was to keep the data separated in different storage silos, and converging in central storage facility while on the virtual HPC is the new request. Therefore, we are experimenting how it works. We have five nodes of F200s. View full review »
Bill Sharp
Senior Vice President, Product Development & Strategy at EarthCam, Inc.
We’re the world-leaders in webcam technology, content, and services. We do high-resolution imaging from cameras. We have millions of camera images a month coming into our network from our systems in the field. We store all of that image data, and then we edit those images into time-lapse movies. View full review »
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Solution Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The solution is primarily used by companies with extremely large file systems to manage. They typically have one or two petabytes of files and usually a lot of videos as well. View full review »
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