EMC VMAX Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The most significant feature of this product is the FAST and FAST VP. FAST VP allows the array to intelligently manage the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has enabled dynamic allocation of disk resources, and at the same time, improved the data access speed and… more»

What needs improvement?

Manageability is a bit of a challenge, as the user interface to access the array is not very user-friendly. Many important… more»

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

This part is taken care by another team, so I can't comment on it.

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

Yes. Previously, we had an EMC VNX solution. It was good, but was not suitable for large scale enterprise solutions, hence… more»

What other advice do I have?

Planning is very important, as this is a product with great capability. If not used effectively, most of it would be… more»
Richard Kelly
User
‎Chief Catalyst with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Storage * Unisphere * RecoverPoint * Reporting * Creating LUNs * Reliability * Dependability * Resilience

How has it helped my organization?

Since using the VMAX that we have had in our organization for many years, after moving from CX4 and prior to that EVA, we have been able to present storage from the VMAX to hosts without any problems. It works with our replication technology… more»

What needs improvement?

* Ease of use * Reporting * Performance management * Performance * Dependability * Resilience replication * Power
Find out what your peers are saying about EMC VMAX vs. IBM System Storage DS8000 Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
318,001 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Anonymous User
Reseller
Principal Infrastructure Architect
Feb 20 2018

What is most valuable?

Stability: Every environment struggles with something that can cause a disruption to application uptime. VMAX is a rock solid foundation to deploy applications which cannot incur a disruption of service.

How has it helped my organization?

We have stabilized many environments with VMAX. We have helped people consolidate numerous applications to provide better uptime and performance.

What needs improvement?

Better speed to release new features that have become industry standards. EMC created so many standards in the past. Now, it seems they are playing a me-too game and lagging behind in some areas, specifically data reduction.
Anonymous User
Real User
Head of Microinformatics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 09 2019

What do you think of EMC VMAX?

What is most valuable?

I like the many new features, especially the all-flash solution. 

What needs improvement?

I would like this solution to integrate the solution that Dell EMC vPlex offers. In addition, I think they should have a better means to test the equipment.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no issues with the stability of this solution.

What was our ROI?

There is ROI for this product. It is always something I look at when choosing a solution. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at HP and Hitachi as other potential solutions. We have two Hitachi subsystems and one Dell EMC subsystem right now. 

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About EMC VMAX

Find out what your peers are saying about EMC VMAX vs. IBM System Storage DS8000 Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
318,001 professionals have used our research since 2012.

EMC VMAX Questions

EMC VMAX Projects By Members

What is EMC VMAX?

Symmetrix VMAX accelerate your transformation to the software-defined data center with the world's most powerful, trusted, and smart family of storage products.
Also known as
Symmetrix VMAX
EMC VMAX customers
Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, Cosentry, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, Shriners, BZWBK

Sign Up with Email