EMC VNX [EOL] Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
RESC
Real User
Storage Solutions Architect IV at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

The VNX 5700 provides a large number of features including the ability to work for both file and block as a unified array. The ability to run a unified array is a great… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our company saved money in maintaining the unified platform in most of our locations and has the ability to perform backups and replication of the unit with similar… more»

What needs improvement?

Once you establish a replication job, when the file system is synchronizing its data to the target file system, it tends to create a balloon effect where it creates a file… more»

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

EMC is a good company with which to negotiate pricing, especially if you are a new customer for them. In our experience, it is better to ask for End of Life (EOL) of a… more»

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

We have the Celerra NS480s, NS40s, NS20. We switched because the arrays were at the end of life by EMC support.

What other advice do I have?

The VNX is a good platform, but like any other storage unit, it has some limitations. If you are doing a migration from your current environment, make sure that you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other products in proof of concept, but we looked at EMC Isilon, NetApp, and Hitachi.
Nosgni
Real User
Senior Associate, Enterprise Systems, EMEA & APAC Technology Services
Oct 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* FAST auto-tiering is a great feature. * FAST cache is very good for performance. * The unified ability allows us to have a cost effective SAN and NAS storage combined on… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Unified VNX allows us to consolidate our storage for better efficiency.

What needs improvement?

It is not the easiest product to implement and manage, especially on the NAS side, but that is now fixed in its successor product from Dell EMC called Unity.

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

VNX is not the cheapest in the market for SAN. But for NAS and SAN, the product is cost effective. I recommend that new purchases look to the successor product of Dell EMC… more»

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

We have standardised on VNX, and now on the Unity successor product, having moved away from NetApp and EVA, which were not as reliable or as flexible.

What other advice do I have?

VNX remains a great product. However, it is being superseded by the Dell EMC Unity product, which offers better pricing, All-Flash offerings, and a true Unity storage pool… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

HPE Nimble is a good competing product, especially as it now has the backing of HPE. However, Nimble is a point solution as it is SAN only. If you wanted to add NAS to a… more»
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pure Storage and others in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Updated: September 2019.
365,533 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Hans Verduguez
Real User
IT Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
May 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Multi-tiering, because it positively affects the efficiency of the storage space.

How has it helped my organization?

We have all the information residing on the same hardware, the same storage. So if the servers go down, we have already secured the data in the storage.

What needs improvement?

The next release is the Unity storage. That is the new family. Many of the features that are included in the Unity have improved over the VNX features. The VNX is a little bit old. What would help would be if the VNX had embedded… more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor there are many criteria we look at but those that come to mind are scalability, security, resilience. I think it's a good solution. It has many benefits, features that are of interest for many customers. With the new… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we compared it with other products, the performance and the security were the advantages that this storage gives us.
Krishna Mohan Sharma
Consultant
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* Levels of performance * Protection * Compliance * Ease of management

How has it helped my organization?

In a banking environment, on which we required a very high throughput for our database, we have used this product and our desired response was received.

What needs improvement?

They may change the disks from NL-SAS to Flash, but it would be costlier for customers.

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

Pricing and licensing quotes can be requested by the vendor's sales team. There response rate is high.

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

In our previous solution, we were getting less performance from our DB. So, it was a better idea to change to EMC.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product and easy to deploy.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also had the option of NetApp and HP Storage, but from a pricing and support perspective, we preferred EMC.
Mohammad Ashfaqur Rahman
Real User
System Administrator at Dhaka Bank Limited
Feb 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The implementation of both block and file system storage in a single GUI provides is better situated than most other storages.

How has it helped my organization?

With respect to high I/O load during peak business hour and stable replication (remote site mirror), VNC has improved very well. The user is facing less "Administratively Fracture" or "System Fracture", as when using their previous system.

What needs improvement?

The device is nicely planned and user-friendly, but the administrative console (Navisphere/Unisphere) needs some improvement, especially on their Java-based GUI. The updated version of Java is not compatible. Also, the interface is delayed… more»

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

Reducing dependency on JavaServer Pages (JSP) could improve the administrative overhead.

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

Before using EMC VNX, EMC CLARiiON had been used.
Real User
Director of Exploitation at a security firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Tier configuration between SSD and SAS disks. The blocks with more access are moved to the SSD disk.

How has it helped my organization?

All the environments of the company are consolidated into only one storage. Physical end virtual systems are on the same cabinet.

What needs improvement?

I do not know, because all products function well.

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

With this product, the licensing software and capacity are very expensive.

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

Our old storage was HPE XP10000 and EVA5000. EMC storage has the best performance and functions.

What other advice do I have?

First look for many options and compare. I am sure that EMC will convince you.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, IBM XIV and HPE 3PAR.
Alireza Zabihi
Real User
User
Apr 08 2019

What is most valuable?

When we started the process of looking for a SAN vendor I had four primary criteria: reliability, performance, cost, and simplicity. We were really looking for a unicorn and were fully expected to have to make compromises in one of those areas. The Nimble CS-Series was recommended by our solutions provider, and we were blown away. Not only was it the most affordable option, but it was the easiest… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has very simple management with reliability and also security. We do not have any complexity with these products.

What needs improvement?

SDS (software-defined storage) is so required in next releases because we are going to the next generation of IT infrastructure environment.
Mat Che
Consultant
User
Feb 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The replicating of the entire storage unit to a different location was a very useful function. It made disaster recovery possible in hours instead of days.

How has it helped my organization?

It didn't perform as advertised because the instant snapshotting feature while working as advertised slowed down the performance of the entire storage solution.

What needs improvement?

The performance impact snapshotting had on the cluster was enormous. The entire cluster performance took a performance impact of about 30% as soon as we created one snapshot of all the volumes created on the cluster.
See 1 More EMC VNX [EOL] Reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About EMC VNX [EOL]

Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pure Storage and others in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Updated: September 2019.
365,533 professionals have used our research since 2012.

EMC VNX [EOL] Questions

What is EMC VNX [EOL]?

With EMC VNX you'll have the right blend of flash, capacity, and application-aware software. Scale up storage for midrange workloads, optimized for virtual applications and cloud environments.
Also known as
VNX
EMC VNX [EOL] customers
Samsonite, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Kindred Healthcare
BUYER'S GUIDE
Download our free All-Flash Storage Arrays Report and find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pure Storage, and more!
Sign Up with Email