NetApp NVMe AFF A800 Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe vs. Pure FlashArray//X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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John Lyons
Real User
Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The SRDF replication piece is probably the best feature. It's useful for maintaining recoverability in the event of a disaster.

How has it helped my organization?

As a partner, we don't have PowerMax in-house but for my customers the SRDF replication is an advantage. The ability to have a scalable, all-flash array is pretty impressive. That's important for our customers. In terms of helping to… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more cache because we are limited to two terabytes of cache now. More cache would potentially help drive better improvements in performance. Also, when it comes to Oracle and database workloads, data reduction could be a… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give PowerMax a nine out of ten, only because we had that single issue with the compression module failing. Otherwise, it did exactly what we wanted it to. It wasn't as fast as the XtremIO, but we didn't think it was going to be as… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were initially doing a PoC and comparing PowerMax against other arrays: NetApp, XtremIO X2, and Pure. We were doing a performance benchmark and it came in second compared to XtremIO X2, so it did a good job.
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