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Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of either of the SRM tools, were the reporting and real-time ability to show management that additional storage was required or in regards to who was using what storage and… more »

What needs improvement?

By the time they rolled out its predecessor SMC and Unisphere, the old ECC was trying to do too much within a large enterprise environment. We were unhappy as no one from EMC heard our plea for… more »

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

The price was also about the same.

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

It is at this time that we switched to NetApp's OCI. It was somewhat reasonably priced and easy to install with VMs, instead of all the physical hosts that EMC wanted at that time. We were somewhat… more »

What other advice do I have?

I am now with yet another company and they have purchased EMC ViPR SRM. I think I will be happy with it, provided that EMC listens to its customers and fixes issues, as it has grown-up. Early on in… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Then I changed companies and we started looking at EMC's ViPR SRM. Upon examination, it looked very much under the covers like the NetApp OCI solution.
Vendor
Senior Infrstructure Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Managing multiple storage arrays under one console was a valuable feature of this product.

How has it helped my organization?

It made life easy by allowing us to manage multiple storage arrays under one console.

What needs improvement?

It needed improvement with its stability. Also, since it was agent-based communication, we always had to ensure that the agents were running on the servers all the time.

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

We only used ECC until I left that particular organization.

What other advice do I have?

To be frank, I believe there are many other applications that allow us to manage the array, along with in-depth analysis. Even EMC has developed better products than ECC.
Bharath Palli
Consultant
Senior Storage Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 20 2017

What do you think of Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager ?

What is most valuable?

Centralized administration Management of SAN environment in the organization

How has it helped my organization?

Ease of administration Fits in well with all the EMC SAN storage

What needs improvement?

I would like to see third-party storage management.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was pretty straightforward.

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

It boils down to how you negotiate with the vendor.

What other

Gianfranco Lanza
Real User
Responsabile Data Management DC Area Nord Ovest at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The alerting feature is valuable because it completes the gap of storage monitoring. Often the storage comes with a tele-diagnostic service. For security purposes, it’s very important for us to be aware of every single failure in order to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We use the SNMP gateway to aggregate hardware and performance events.

What needs improvement?

The use of agents is not easy. The architectural design of using every single agent for every type of storage can be reviewed with the use of general proxies. The general proxies also discover other vendors’ storage. This can be done with… more »

What other advice do I have?

It’s very important to plan the correct setup of agent servers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated these solutions: * NetApp OnCommand Insight * HPE * IBM Productivity Suite

What is Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager ?

ViPR SRM is a software solution that provides multi-vendor capacity, performance, and configuration dashboards and reports for traditional and software-defined storage resources.

Also known as
Dell EMC SRM, Dell EMC ViPR SRM, ViPR SRM, EMC ControlCenter, ECC, EMC ProSphere
Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager customers

HNTB Corporation