EMC VMAX Room for Improvement

JohnBowling
IT Manager - Storage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I'm looking for the day in which the VMAX platform can be considered 'web scale.' Web Scale to me means having a distributed cluster (scale out) architecture. It's true that you can scale out VMAX\PowerMax systems by adding Engines. I would like to expand on this by adding the capability to add cpu\disk\etc. and evict old cpu\disk in the system. This way all data migrations occurs automatically in the background. View full review »
Romulo Luis
Consultant at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Improvements for PowerMax might be tricky since what we already know that what we will receive is enough for us. All of our requirements are supported by the current version of PowerMax that we purchased. As far as improvements for VMAX3, it would have been great to have it across all systems. View full review »
JohnBowling
IT Manager - Storage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I'm always interested in ways we can scale out and avoid monolithic migrations from one array to another every four to five years. Yes, there are a ton of easy migration methods, but I'd like to see improvements where we can scale out an existing array and remove older controllers\drives\etc., within the same subsystem. View full review »
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Richard Kelly
‚ÄéChief Catalyst with 5,001-10,000 employees
* Ease of use * Reporting * Performance management * Performance * Dependability * Resilience replication * Power View full review »
reviewer814776
Principal Infrastructure Architect
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. View full review »
Reviewer588
Head of Microinformatics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
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