2019-05-16 13:05:00 UTC

Any advice re Dell PowerMax? We are looking at Unity and PowerMax, and also HPE.


We are looking at various vendors including HPE and Dell, looking at both the Unity and the PowerMax options.

What can you share with me about PowerMax and how it compares with Unity and/or HPE?

I am a Storage Architect at a global financial services company with tens of thousands of employees worldwide.

Thank you,

Robert

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TOP 5User

The PowerMax NVMe is the high-end storage fromDellEMC it can provide up to 10M IOPS, however, if you need less, you can go with the new Unity XT which is going to have NVMe as well.

The new Unity XT is going to be ready for order in June 2019.

2019-05-23 10:45:59 UTC
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Consultant

I have used all, EMC, and HPE 3Par, VNX, Unity, etc. All are OK. But for long term Flash Storage, I would take a look at Hitachi F Series. Best reliability hands down and they provide non-disruptive migrations, no server downtime, no scheduling with users, etc. NDM makes Hitachi a no brainer.

2019-05-22 20:38:37 UTC
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Vendor

Thank you for posting your question. I would definitely take a look at HPR Primera which is designed from the ground up for NVMe and SCM. HPE Primera is the follow-on from HPE 3PAR although advancements in it's design architecture and capabilities make it actually a new product with HPE 3PAR DNA. With a 100% Availability Guarantee and InfoSight and the Primera Architecture, you'll have the capacity, performance and availability you need moving forward. You'll also have deep insight into what is happening with your storage, what will or might happen with your storage and what could have happened with your storage with InfoSight. InfoSight takes telemetry data from across the entire stack to predict, detect and resolve issues before they affect your storage. https://www.hpe.com/us/en/storage/hpe-primera.html?chatsrc=ot-en&jumpid=ps_6bzx8wvt7c_aid-510455007&gclid=CjwKCAjwtuLrBRAlEiwAPVcZBiwzjNSc9sGU2vMnpnKApnAWoIgvY_RMkGRlewgB0T3p59aBhiLHuRoCWy8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

2019-09-11 14:16:38 UTC
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Vendor

On the NDM front, Dell EMC has provided simplified non-disruptive migrations to PowerMax and VMAX for some time. Customers have migrated over 100PB of capacity from older arrays at this point.

2019-05-30 13:06:30 UTC
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Does PowerMax have storage virtualization for external storage as part of the package?

2019-06-19 05:59:19 UTC
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