EMC ControlCenter Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
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John montgomery li?1414333433
Real User
Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 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 bandwidth. All the attributes of the tool had real importance, when you needed time to create some reports for the management and to email those reports on a... 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 assistance and it became expensive in terms of the license and the amount of resources it took. Simply put, in the past the vendor support model was not broad enough to... more»
Gianfranco lanza li?1414333542
Real User
Responsabile Data Management DC Area Nord Ovest at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

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 be... 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»
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Real User
Senior Infrstructure Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What do you think of EMC ControlCenter?

Valuable Features Managing multiple storage arrays under one console was a valuable feature of this product. • Improvements to My Organization It made life easy by allowing us to manage multiple storage arrays under one console. • Room for 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. • Use of Solution I used this product for around three years. • Scalability Issues We had limited the usage to only managing the storage arrays, although we had switches discovered under it and were using the StorageScope application for capacity reporting. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support was good. • Previous...
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Consultant
Senior Storage Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What do you think of EMC ControlCenter?

Valuable Features: Centralized administration Management of SAN environment in the organization • Improvements to My Organization: Ease of administration Fits in well with all the EMC SAN storage • Room for Improvement: I would like to see third-party storage management. • Use of Solution: We have been using this solution for five years. • Stability Issues: I did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues: I did not encounter any issues with scalability. • Initial Setup: The installation was pretty straightforward. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: It boils down to how you negotiate with the vendor. • Other Advice: Go for it if your organization is EMC-centric storage.

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What is EMC ControlCenter?

ControlCenter enables enterprises to enhance performance and improve storage utilization as they adopt technologies and processes across a virtual infrastructure.
Also known as
EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager, EMC ControlCenter Performance Manager, ControlCenter StorageScope
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