IBM Storwize Competitors and Alternatives

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Brad Eley
Real User
Network Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the best features of the VNX is the ability to combine drives of different types into a virtual Storage Pool. By combining small but fast... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By utilizing the Storage Pools feature of the VNX, our organization can provide the required performance without having to over-invest in... more»

What needs improvement?

The management software used for the VNX is Unicenter. While it is an improvement over Navicenter, used in older EMC SANs, it still feels... more»

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

While EMC tends to be on the expensive side, the stability and support of their products are top-notch and I feel are worth the cost.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previous to the VNX, we were using an EMC CX-80 SAN. The reason for switching was to stay on a supported platform.
Anonymous User
Real User
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Dec 31 2018

How has it helped my organization?

We have seen savings in our storage. The speed of deployment has gone from several days to a few minutes. E.g., our database team used to spend 93 days backing up and restoring databases. This product has reduced that time into minutes,... more»

What needs improvement?

Part of our company works on Dell EMC because Pure Storage did not have synchronous applications when we were purchasing our products. If Pure Storage had its features at parity with its competitors, it could move ahead.

What other advice do I have?

Pure Storage is now our de facto standard product to use. The analytics were gathered for this environment, and the environment is big. Production-wise, it is running Oracle, and performance-wise, it is running enterprise applications.

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