EMC Isilon Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Geoffrey Riddle
Real User
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is definitely the way they've taken into consideration the tiered storage aspect of it. They've added a newer gen now; they were adding the faster A6 and whatnot to accommodate more workloads. That's been really great for us. The tiered storage solution they used was a lot more beneficial for our company. We have a lot of data storage… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With 3PAR, we got more insights. We could see where data is going; overall better performance as well from that standpoint. For the ProLiant servers, I don't know what to say about the series. I rack them and throw them in there. Once you put them on a rack, as long as you don't mess with it, they just run.
WebOpsManager15
Real User
Web Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
May 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The hardware is the best feature of the product. We have not seen many drive failures. The V9000 all-flash is constructed… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has not made us more efficient from a deployment standpoint. That is why we have been migrating to a hyper-converged… more»

What needs improvement?

* The overall code. * The ability to have built-in reporting to understand the health of the array. * Stability within the… more»

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

Not worth the money.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used EMC. We switched based on cost.

What other advice do I have?

There are far better products with better support for less cost. The hardware itself is good, but the code that runs on it… more»
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