2019-05-08T23:27:00Z

What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe?


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What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The optimization of the cache memory of each engine and the use of persistent memory.

2020-04-24T16:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're consolidating two to three arrays down to one which means that our data center footprint has decreased by like 90%. So we're saving 90% of our space, and it also is much better on power and everything else in our data center. And on top of that, the performance is much, much better than our older arrays.

2019-05-09T00:25:00Z
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Real User

The stability is amazing. Zero downtime reported over the last years.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

We are able to provide storage at the right service levels without overmanaging it.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

We can consistently replicate mainframe and open system and have a single recovery point.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It's faster and more resilient.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

Uptime by far is the most important thing, and also the replication ability (SRDF). Most of the customers who need this type of availability also want the protection of multiple data centers, and it is able to easily switchover workloads to their other data centers.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

My storage engineers are very happy with PowerMax. They are very pleased with the performance, decreased latency, and dependability. From the team, the RESTful API makes management so much easier for them versus the command line interface.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

CloudIQ has become an optimal tool for us to get the full picture of all the different arrays, from mid-tier all the way up. It gives us that single view and the ability to launch the Unisphere. That is really is powerful in being able to manage the array.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Enterprise Cloud Storage is the most valuable feature, along with the data services which come with it, plus the deduplication and compression.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

The stability is great. It is five nines.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

The response time, compared to XtremIO, is far better.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

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

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Reseller

It offers a high level of availability, so pretty much near zero downtime.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

PowerMax, with version 9.02, which we installed recently, has some very good features, such as CloudIQ.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

We are happy with the monitoring that Dell EMC is doing for us. They have helped us to identify many issues during the routine checks, issues which we were not aware of.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

Key features include performance, replication time, and dedup and compression.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It was easy for teams to pick up the technology with very limited exposure and training, then implement and support it.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The smaller footprint of the device has been really nice. We have gone from eight bays to one bay. Having one floor tile in our data center has been pretty awesome. A lot less power and HVAC cooling is being consumed.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

We were able to move away from a middleware solution for high availability, going right to snapshots and data replication on arrays.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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It is easy to manage and upgrade.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It is very stable. We expect superior performance and reliability from this particular storage system.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It has dramatically cut down the footprint in our data center and reduced the amount of raw disk capacity that we needed to purchase.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

The PowerMax software and CloudIQ let us get an inside view of our compression and compaction, as well as our usage of the storage.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It has reduced our footprint in different physical locations.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

It is efficient and very simple for our administrators to use.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

For the migration process from the older VMAX arrays to PowerMax, we VMotioned everything. It was easy.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

The compression and deduplication are the most valuable features because of the cost savings.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It significantly simplifies storage.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

It is a true, stable product.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Real User

The number one most valuable feature is reliability. I want to go home at the end of the day and come in the next day knowing it works, especially since we have storage offshore.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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