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Real User
ICT Network Administrator at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature for us is the converged infrastructure, which is all this tool is about. There is no need to manage separate storage areas in SAN/NAS environments. Storage management comes built-in with the vSAN tool. Storage is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provisioning virtual machines has been simplified, as there is no provisioning/management of the separate storage layer and it is no more in question.

What needs improvement?

The management client, i.e., the Flash-based client, is just not up to the mark. I’m really waiting for the HTML5 client to be fully ready and all the features are implemented to it. This, of course, is not a vSAN issue but a vSphere issue.... more»
Real User
Jefe de Infraestructura Tecnológica at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Mirroring is the most valuable feature because I can provide a high-level of service and optimize the use of obsolete storage.

How has it helped my organization?

I have a system that uses approximately 6TB as a file server and I use the thin provisioning to optimize the storage.

What needs improvement?

When I sometimes reboot for maintenance, the connectivity from the iSCSI initiator host could be improved. I think that SAN Symphony Data Core should improve the connectivity of iSCSI initiators on hosts, because sometimes when I do a... more»
Dell EMC
Consultant
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO - www.storageio.com
Apr 23 2017

What do you think of EMC ViPR?

PART I During the recent EMCworld event in Las Vegas among other things, EMC announced ViPR (read announcement here). Note that this ViPR is not the same EMC Viper project from a few years ago that was focused on data footprint reduction (DFR) including dedupe. ViPR has been in the works for a couple of years taking a step back rethinking how storage is can be used going forward. ViPR is not a technology creation developed in a vacuum instead includes customer feedback, wants and needs. Its core themes are extensible, open and scalable. On the other hand, ViPR addresses plenty of buzzword bingo themes including: Agility, flexibility, multi-tenancy, orchestration Virtual appliance and control plane Data services and storage management IT as a Service (ITaaS) and...

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