EMC VMAX Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of EMC VMAX competitors and alternatives
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

In a word, performance. It was primarily brought in to replace our EVA with something that was more capable from a performance perspective. We did not order solid state in our original configuration and we were looking for something which could grow with us, that could handle unpredictable VMware workloads better, and that didn't have the bottlenecks of a... more»

What needs improvement?

My 3PAR array is too old to support File Persona, and I would love to be able to do that, but that's something that we would need more powerful controllers. We've got the first generation, so at some point we will get it, but we've got to wait for a refresh cycle.
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant for Storage with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of valuable features, but the primary one is that it gave us an end-to-end solution for high availability and disaster recovery. Performance was a big factor, but the reliability of HyperSwap for disaster recovery, using... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The high availability and having HyperSwap has taken us beyond five nines for reliability. Our CTO said that we have now reached 100%. We have had no outages now for literally six years and that's really impressive. We are a very large... more»

What needs improvement?

I think things are going in a great direction right now. It's been very, very reliable. I think everybody in customer service tries to do more with less. It comes down to the number of people you have and everything else. It’s difficult to... more»
Real User
Storage Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The first thing that attracted this model to us was the non-disruptive migration. We had a very large database application that was on older gear and needed to be migrated to these arrays. We had experience with virtualizing behind an array... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This gave a big boost to the performance of the application because of the Flash. It also introduced compression which makes the storage more efficient.

What needs improvement?

The software has always been lagging a bit compared to the newer features. It usually takes a cycle for it to catch up.

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