2019-05-08T23:27:00Z

What is your primary use case for Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe?


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The primary use case is data storage consolidation for mission-critical applications, like billing, the charging system, mobile payment, and intelligent network. Virtualization and cloud infrastructure are where the customer is using many solutions for virtualization, like Hyper-V, Oracle Virtual Machine, OpenStack, VMware, Solaris, Linux, Kubernetes, and Docker. Disaster recovery was also the main focus of the customer to guarantee RPO and RTO. The last use case was a NAS solution through the eNAS provided by PowerMax. The previous eNAS hosted by VMAX 10K has its limits in term of size limit for a file system.

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

Our primary use case is data storage, compression, encryption, all in one device. So we need all those things.

2019-05-09T00:25:00Z
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We acquired PowerMax for virtualization with PowerVC, which is the IBM product for virtualization. We're still in the PoC phase. While we initially acquired it for the PowerVC solution, we hope to deploy everything on it once we finish the PoC.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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We use it for all entitled storage on back-end hospital systems, VMware, and Citrix. We will be putting the hospital HR system on it, because we need it to be fast, efficient, and always up. PowerMax will provide this solution for us.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Mainframe and open system storage that replicates consistently. We are a financial services organization, so we are data and investments. It is what our company uses to run. However, I don't know that PowerMax, or VMAX, is anything special compared to other products that we have our data on.

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

We use PowerMax to provide storage for our clients. The service level is important for the different service classes we propose to our clients.

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

Typically, when we are doing PowerMax, it is for applications that we need maximum performance, but also maximum reliability. So, Dell EMC has a lot of other products that can do very high performance, but there are not a lot of other products in the market that can reach the reliability and the availability that PowerMax can. The use case goes back to when you need that ultimate uptime, where you can't ever have an application go down. We see this a lot in healthcare applications. We also see a lot of miscellaneous other database applications that need to be up all the time for running web services and service providers.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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Our primary use case for Power Max is customer data. We host hundreds, if not thousands of applications, large and small, for hundreds of thousands of customers. It's the storage platform for our customers' online presence. What's not on PowerMax? Because we have hundreds of thousands of customers running thousands and thousands of applications. From the small mom and pop shops running their mission-critical eCommerce site to the major Fortune 500 companies running every major database: Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Postgres, etc. We're running the big database engines, and the database is the holy grail for all online businesses. Therefore, major database applications are very important. Big eCommerce applications for very large brands are running on top of it, as well. We are running everything on it. The role that data plays in Rackspace is two-fold because we are both a customer and a partner. As a service provider, we are monitoring millions of data points every hour for our customers. We are monitoring the health of their systems: the traditional IT monitoring, CPU, networking, storage, uptime, security, etc. We are gathering all that data and need systems where we can dump that data, then analyze it without fail, knowing that it will be there. PowerMax gives us the latency and capacity that we need at any scale for all the data that we can throw at it. On the customer side, they are using us and our underlying PowerMax infrastructure for their mission-critical applications to do things with big data, dedupe, and other applications. Our customers are using us for the foundation of their big analytics applications.

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

From a storage point of view, our primary uses are as our primary storage which provides all of the capacity for our databases, applications, and most of our mission-critical work at the moment. We're planning on moving our most critical databases onto the PowerMax to take advantage of all the new features and functions, as well as the ability for it to grow into the future to continue to provide that top level of performance. Data plays a very important role in our business. It allows us to make good decisions and react to our customers' needs. The PowerMax is going to be where we put the most critical data so we can get the fastest results from that investment.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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We run a Medicaid data warehouse on a massive enterprise Oracle shop. Therefore, we have a lot of Oracle on PowerMax. We run a big analytics for the New York State Department of Health using Oracle Big Data. Because of the Big Data analytics, we require immense IOPS, which the PowerMax handles quite well. Our sole purpose in life is to provide endpoint analytics.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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We use it for virtualization and consolidation of our data lakes. We are using PowerMax for SAP and Exchange to run the company.

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

We work in robotics and we need better response times. Our primary reasons for buying this solution are our SQL and Oracle databases, to improve the performance in running queries and their response times.

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

We used it for Oracle Databases. The customer for which we did the PoC of PowerMax is planning on deploying mission-critical applications on this solution: Oracle workloads such as their quoting system and their data warehouse.

2019-05-08T23:27:00Z
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The primary use case is for Tier 0 applications. It is meant for applications which are absolutely mission-critical, when you can't compromise your system performance. We have customers who use it across the board for just mission-critical applications, high availability, and guaranteed performance.

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

We are a partner installer.

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

We have used it for a long time and we have recently been upgrading it. Last month we acquired a PowerMax 2000 and we have just finished the migration. We hope it will help us with performance and through the additional features which are part of the software.

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

The primary use case is for Tier 0 applications.

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

The primary use case is block storage. We are planning on deploying mission-critical applications on this solution for redundancy and performance.

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

Our primary use case is blocked storage.

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

It is for our corporate ERP systems and databases.

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

We use it for our testing and development environments.

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

This would be for leveraging the purchase of PowerMax storage system through a service provider, who would deliver the capacity of PowerMax on a service catalog basis. The storage capacity would be offered as a block service and the utilization of the PowerMax would be delivered on a revised written basis. This will certainly be leveraged to deploy non-critical and mission-critical applications in our environment, in which we have plenty of both at this point in time.

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

The primary use case is for SQL database, as it's our primary data tier. We are deploying the main SQL databases for our cloud application on the solution.

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

We are using it for VMware, virtual infrastructures, and our physical host. All of our virtual infrastructure is pretty much mission-critical, and we have all of our virtual infrastructure migrating into the PowerMax family.

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

We use it for tying in high-end analytics services. PowerMax has some tiers which a make difference between the use of the data for our customers. All Dell technologies Solutions have tiers with faster hard disks. This one has special tiers to grant another level of data. That's why we use PowerMax and NVMe technology. It is best for block storage.

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

Our mission-critical environment is on the PowerMax.

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

The primary use case is the database and high transactional use for block storage.

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