Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) Questions

Giovanni Golinelli
Presales Manager, Hybrid IT Architect at Netmind
Jul 06 2021

Hi,

I'm looking for a piece of advice. Does anyone have experience on how to "backup" Isilon (Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)) content with Veeam Backup & Replication or an alternative tool?

Thanks!

SimonClarkThere are a number of alternative cloud solutions available e.g. Druva… more »
JohnBowlingAssuming you want to keep the data within the datacenter, there are a few… more »
CvanderHI have no experience with Dell EMC PowerScale though I do know that it is… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon).

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

NAS Questions
Darold Charpia
Virtualization Engineer at Core4ce, LLC
Jun 21 2021

Hi, 

I'm doing market research for H/W replacements in preparation for an RFI.  

Peers, what are the top 8 NAS solutions? Thanks.

Shivanand Hadapad
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Dear All,

Any use cases where dfs and non-dfs shares are migrated to Cohesity Data Platform with near zero downtime?

I feel below solutions are feasible:

1. Use Robocopy, pl

2. dfs replication provided windows OS supports the functionality

3. Backup and Restore.

4. Build a VM out of Cohesity and use VMware native tool to migrate everything.

If you any other methods, please share your views.

Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

Can you share some advice for people who are looking at purchasing NAS storage? What potential challenges should they be aware of before going ahead? 

Ananth VinnakotaFirstly, you need to check how to connect the existing infra with storage… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

What does a storage engineer take into account when deciding between NAS or SAN storage?

Richard ArtesNAS: cheaper, slower to access, easier to manage SAN: more expensive, fast… more »
Jeff CaffeyThere can be MANY things to be considered here, but it can also be simple. As… more »
CelaDepending on Requirements & what workload defined for NAS vs SAN NAS - Fabric… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Jul 20 2021

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

reviewer1549887Most people purchasing a cloud NAS are not aware they are being charged twice… more »
MemphisGuyHow will it integrate into your network? Is the management intuitive? When was… more »