EMC VMAX Competitors and Alternatives

The top EMC VMAX competitors are
  • HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
  • Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series
  • IBM System Storage DS8000 Series
  • Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series
  • Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage System
Read reviews of EMC VMAX competitors and alternatives
HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Logo
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Consultid025
Real User
Consulting Manager
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The solution allows us to provide solid capacity.

How has it helped my organization?

The team provisions and it has been wonderful for our environment. We manage hundreds of terabytes. It allows us to deliver more storage than... more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, we don't use a solid-state disk. We use a historical monitoring platform for a Telco. For the long-term storage, we don't need so... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using another solution before. We were spread over different locations so it was the most affordable solution we found. We needed a new... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend this solution. The trends in storage solutions have been going through a lot of changes. They are not as centered on... more»
SeniorStd2e7
Real User
Senior Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are the box itself, the controller, and the DS 8800s. You are able to store more data on them. They have the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

You have fewer boxes to maintain. The throughput increases, and the features are the same, just better.

What needs improvement?

When it comes to the 8800s, other than capacity and speed and then, of course, continuing to use the same features that they have today. It's... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't have a previous solution. It's like anything, in that hardware gets improved. We were using 8800s and the 8870s. Now we just went into... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise them to look into it. See if it matches what they want to do. Most vendors provide these features. If they want to sell their... more»
Dwane Johnson
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... 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... more»

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.

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

The pricing we get is very competitive when compared to other vendors. Hitachi is working on their licensing model and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The previous solution was Hitachi but it had spinning disks. We went to all Flash for the performance.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely check it out. Talk to other customers and look into the stability and reliability of Hitachi products. They... more»

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