Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) Reviews

Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is the #4 ranked solution of our top NAS tools. It's rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Qumulo - Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) vs Qumulo

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Senior Consultant at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Aug 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use. The product has global name recognition. The performance, overall, is quite impressive. The stability of the solution is good.

What needs improvement?

The solution lacks a cloud version. It would be useful if the solution could direct to AWS or Google Cloud effectively or have an AWS version. With the global lockdown conditions, you can't get to the site. It would be easier if it was… more »

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

While the initial setup isn't too expensive, it can end up being expensive depending on how many machines you have or how big you are.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution, however, we are looking to switch solutions now, simply due to the fact that we would like to migrate to the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

We're a reseller of Isilon products. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. It's one of the version seven releases. Right now, we are researching moving from on-premise to cloud, and want to know whether there is something… more »
Solution Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 13 2019

What do you think of Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)?

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

The solution is extremely easy to manage. This is its most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The solution isn't suitable for small environments or small customers. The price point would be too high for companies that don't need a very large amount of storage space. The redundancy is a little bit expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution…

What is Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)?

Dell EMC Isilon scale-out storage solutions are designed for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Our storage systems are simple to install, manage, and scale to virtually any size. Isilon storage includes a choice of all-flash, hybrid or archive nodes. Isilon solutions stay simple no matter how much storage capacity is added, how much performance is required, or how business needs change in the future.

Also known as
PowerScale, Dell EMC Isilon
Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) customers

OMRF, University of Utah, Translational Genetics Research Institute, Arcis, Geofizyka Torumn, Cyprus E&P Corporation, Colburn School, Columbia Sportswear, Harvard Medical School, University of Michigan, National Library of France,