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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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
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.
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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before using EMC VNX, EMC CLARiiON had been used.
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.

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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.
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EMC VNX [EOL] customers
Samsonite, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Kindred Healthcare
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