EMC VPLEX Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Technical Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The review concerns EMC VPLEX product, which can be purchased/used in two different ways : 1) VPLEX Local 2) VPLEX Metro. VPLEX Local is used to virtualize the storage locally, within the same data center. With VPLEX Local, one possible use... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I’ll give four examples: * VPLEX Local configuration: We did experience a serious issue where a storage array needed to be rebooted on a production environment. Fortunately this array was encapsulated under VPLEX, and so we were able to... more»

What needs improvement?

Much room for improvement exists. For example: * Storage tiering cannot be handled by VPLEX, as it is performed by back end arrays. It would be great if we can configure tiering between arrays! * When configuring a mirror (RAID1) device on... more»
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Real User
Senior Infrastructure Architect - Storage at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Cross datacenter automated failover.

How has it helped my organization?

My organization uses two data centers. In the past, we would have to manually failover between those data centers. This timing would be unpredictable since it required human interaction. With VPLEX, we are able to automate this process where... more»

What needs improvement?

The licensing model for enterprise storage (EMC VMAX) and integrating the solution into the actual storage frames instead of a separate product. I do believe Dell EMC is addressing both of these concerns in current and future product offerings.
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Real User
Lead Engineer - Enterprise Infrastructure Services (Core Engineering) at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 13 2017

What do you think of EMC VPLEX ?

Valuable Features: Based on our requirements, we bought this product for doing online data migrations without data disruption, but we realized that there is a limit to backend storage that can be encapsulate to it. Hence, we ended up spending more money of buying additional VPLEXs to support more backend storage, which in turn came out as an expensive solution for us. • Improvements to My Organization: We don't see any improvement in the organizational functions. • Room for Improvement: If it can support more backend storage per VPLEX. • Use of Solution: I have used EMC VPLEX for three years. • Stability Issues: We have had stability issues. It adds another layer of connectivity and hence another layer of single point of failure. • Scalability Issues: We never...
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Consultant
Systems Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Clustering (Metro or Geo). It helps organizations to instantly replicate their data to the backup site, while making this totally transparent to the end users.

How has it helped my organization?

It enables our customers to instantly distribute their block data across two different sites.

What needs improvement?

Maybe setup a one-to-many cluster, instead of just a 1-to-1. If EMC could come up with a way to establish a cluster from one VPLEX to many VPLEX(s), that would allow organizations to be able to have more than one copy of their data, and... more»
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Real User
Senior Systems Engineer - Storage Resource Management at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 08 2017

What do you think of EMC VPLEX ?

Valuable Features To move LUNs non-disruptively between arrays and there is a mirrored LUN between data centers, that is to read/write on both sides which are very helpful features. • Improvements to My Organization The business continuity is sorted, as the data is in two data centers, i.e., readable and writable. If one side goes done, there is no downtime and the other side continues non-disruptively. • Room for Improvement It needs to improve the thin reclaim on certain arrays. • Use of Solution I have used this solution for three years. • Stability Issues I have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues I have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support is very good. •...
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What is EMC VPLEX ?

Wth EMC VPLEX you can deploy next-generation virtualization architecture to enable simultaneous information access within, between, and across data centers, move applications, virtual machines, and data in and between data centers without impacting users and deliver application and data availability within the data center and over distance with full infrastructure utilization and zero downtime.
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Kindred Healthcare, Regis Aged Care, WeBank SpA, Panduit, Munson Healthcare
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