Dell EMC Software and Solutions

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
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EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication
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EMC Multi-Path File System

Dell EMC Reviews

Chris Childerhose
Real User
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

I would rate it at 5/5 as the deduplication and compression of the device for backups is outstanding. We have about 55TB total space on the Data Domain which we send Veeam… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This allows our organization to send more data to this device compared to others. It also allows us a fast recovery of files or Virtual Machines if needed being… more»

What needs improvement?

The processing capabilities I believe could be improved, however, we have an older unit DD670 and newer units may have already improved upon this.

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

What other advice do I have?

Review the newer versions of the device and evaluate them if possible. You will get great benefit for backups.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Abdelrahman Mohamed
Real User
Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company
Aug 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution offers good storage. Also, deduplication and completion are the best features, in my opinion.

What needs improvement?

The pricing should be adjusted. Customers continuously talk about the price. They know it is a good solution and they really need the type of storage the solution offers, but it costs somewhere around $100,000 and up for enterprises. It's not cheap, but it's very important for data vendors. My… more»

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

Pricing is related to size. A lower range solution might be about $33,000. My customers use higher range versions with a price of around $100,000. That's the price for both the hardware and the software.

What other advice do I have?

I'm using the solution as a technical case professional. I'm selling it to my customers. I sell the on-premises deployment model. It's the best solution for deduplication and compression of storage, but the pricing is a little high. The solution works with any backup software. You might use it as a… more»
Bolaji Olaloku
Real User
Enterprise Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

It has deduplication capabilities, where you have two similar data sets. This helps to speed up backup processes because it takes a shorter amount of time to do a backup because it has the deduplication feature already. Though, you have to buy this deduplication software separately from the license.

What needs improvement?

The security features need backup and encryption. It would be nice if they added this feature. I would also like to be able to decrypt when restoring the security features. Hackers can sense these vulnerabilities today, and we need to have our enterprise prepared. Overall, it isn't intuitive enough. It is a bit complex and not evolving with the technology.

What other advice do I have?

When choosing a solution, I always consider: * Support * Availability of parts * The technology of the solution.
PaulLemmons
Real User
Lead Systems Software Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 25 2018

What is most valuable?

File level, SQL Server and NDMP (NetApp) backups. Both backup and recovery work well for all three types of data.

How has it helped my organization?

The product works. It does, however, require a significant amount of handholding from support. The support is good, but we should not have to reach out to them so often.

What needs improvement?

* Stability has improved since we first started using it, but it still has a ways to go. The systems also collect metadata that builds over time. It will build until it cannot build anymore and fills up your nodes. I have plenty of space on my Data Domain, but I'm running out of space on the nodes due to metadata creep. * It could also benefit from a web-based UI. The Java UI is clunky at best.
Ralph Kuehn
Real User
Backup Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jan 17 2019

What is most valuable?

* Image level backups * Replication for DR * Almost instant access restores * The access to the logs for each backup allows for easy troubleshooting.

How has it helped my organization?

The simplicity of use and the ease of updating physical client software is one of the best features.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a truly native SQL backup solution. All of our DBAs are looking for a truly native solution. They are satisfied with the current solution but would really like a truly native… more»

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

The set up is really easy. They have a virtual edition for smaller environments, and the documentation for doing the install is really good. For larger environments, the PS group works directly with… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to have Veeam and NetBackup. We moved to Avamar as it had more features; it helped reduce the number of environments we had to support. It also reduced the amount of time we spend on upgrades… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at a variety of other products. One of the main reasons we selected Avamar was the fact that they have support for physical servers running Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, and AIX. We have a large… more»
Ghayur Abbas
Real User
Manager Networks & Messaging Systems at TCS
Apr 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the reliability of the backup service. The compressing mode or the number of the backups which are available on the device is also excellent.

How has it helped my organization?

As our organization functions, we have a total of 2500+ primary sites and 6300+ secondary sites. All of our backup systems are totally dependent on this product. Dell EMC… more»

What needs improvement?

Dell EMC Data Domain needs to have better compatibility between NetWorker and the hardware. NetWorker is not as good as the other products which are currently on the… more»

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

Licensing is available under per TB storage rates. Another level of licensing is available on technical support. There is a third licensing tier that includes more… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We only use Dell EMC products.

What other advice do I have?

If they have the budget, then I would advise any organization that the Dell EMC Data Domain product is very good. If they don't have the budget, then go with an alternate… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated local tape drives. We were using the tape drives from IBM (LTO 3) before the Dell EMC equipment and the product was good but not reliable. The backups… more»

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Dell EMC Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 01 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers vs HPE ProLiant DL Servers. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE… more»
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Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 09 2019
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NeilMistryThe biggest difference is Rubrik has native software and hardware on one… more»
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Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 22 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs VxRail. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VxRail? Which of these two… more»
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Muhammad Khaled- HyperFlex has encryption over expensive SED disks, however, VxRail has it… more»
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Robert MacDougall
Storage Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 11 2019
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… more»
Brent JohnsonI have used all, EMC, and HPE 3Par, VNX, Unity, etc. All are OK. But for long… more»
Muhammad KhaledThe PowerMax NVMe is the high-end storage fromDellEMC it can provide up to 10M… more»
reviewer1107468On the NDM front, Dell EMC has provided simplified non-disruptive migrations to… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Dell EMC Unity vs IBM FlashSystem. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? When it comes to performance and pricing, what is the biggest difference between Dell EMC Unity and IBM… more»
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Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is SimpliVity vs VxRail. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between SimpliVity and VxRail? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a… more»
DougColletteLast year we looked at VxRail, SimpliVity and several other HCI solutions. We… more»
Mark BolandVXrail is a HW and SW based solution EMC/Dell/VMware will try to sell you… more»
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Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
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Shu MookerjeeQuite simply, VxRail is a vSAN appliance. It's a Dell based server node fully… more»
MEHDI MASMOUDIVxRAIL is a pre buid HCI solution, with optimised configuration ready to deploy… more»
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Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 17 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nutanix vs VxRail. What is the biggest difference between Nutanix and VxRail? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating Hyper-Converged solutions and why?Thanks for helping your peers make the best… more»
Sami VentrigliaBoth products work but have their own characteristics, I wouldn't even call them… more»
SamuelMcKoyThe biggest difference between Nutanix and VxRail that I've noticed in my brief… more»
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