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Cisco MDS Series vs. Dell PowerVault
July 2022
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Pros
"The most valuable features of this solution are the devices, databases, and zoning.""The features I found most valuable are the ease of deployment, it's easy to upgrade, easy to configure and easy to administer. There is no need for vendor professional services which saves project cost. The usage of WebUI for all primary features like hostname, IP address, SNMP traps, zone sets, addition and deletion of zone members or zone sets, backup of switch DB is very simple.""The issues with these switches are extremely rare, and the whole product line is very predictable and stable."

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"This product has good performance."

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Cons
"It is quite a stable product. It should be shipped with the latest firmware to avoid download and upload schema at the beginning of the initial setup. There should also be the possibility of downgrading the firmware when required. WebUI needs DCNM instead a web-based GUI should be made available like Brocade san switch.""The licensing model could be less complicated.""The GUI client is Java-based and we know that Java is not secure, so everyone disables it."

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"The response time for read requests can be improved."

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  • "It's perpetual licensing and maintenance is a recurrent cost."
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  • "The best features come included without any additional cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of this solution are the devices, databases, and zoning.
    Top Answer:It's perpetual licensing and maintenance is a recurrent cost.
    Top Answer:The GUI client is Java-based and we know that Java is not secure, so everyone disables it. It would be nice to have an HTML-based client. The initial setup could be simplified.
    Top Answer:This product has good performance.
    Top Answer:The best features come included without any additional cost.
    Top Answer:The response time for read requests can be improved. It is not as good as the solution from Pure Storage. I have proposed an all-flash version of this product. If that were implemented then it would… more »
    Ranking
    3rd
    out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
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    508
    Comparisons
    288
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    563
    Rating
    9.3
    2nd
    out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
    Views
    1,402
    Comparisons
    999
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    412
    Rating
    7.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco MDS 9222i, Cisco MDS 9700
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    Overview

    Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches have met and often exceeded the demanding requirements for storage area networks for more than a decade. They offer a combination of performance, non-stop operations, and multiprotocol flexibility.

    InfiniBox, high performance enterprise data storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications. Based upon a fully abstracted set of software driven storage functions layered on top of industry standard hardware, INFINIDAT delivers a fast, highly available, and easy-to-deploy storage system.

    Unmatched reliability and performance (99.99999% uptime) is delivered through an innovative self-healing architecture, high performance double-parity RAID, and comprehensive end-to-end data verification capability. In addition, an efficient data distribution architecture that uses all drives all the time, and a very large flash cache, deliver ultra-high performance with up to 1M IOPS, and over 12GB/s throughput along with our InfiniMetrics detailed performance monitoring.

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    Sample Customers
    National Rugby League
    TriCore Solutions
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Retailer5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%

    Cisco MDS Series is ranked 3rd in Enterprise SAN with 3 reviews while INFINIDAT InfiniBox is ranked 2nd in Enterprise SAN with 1 review. Cisco MDS Series is rated 9.4, while INFINIDAT InfiniBox is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco MDS Series writes "Easy to upgrade, easy to configure and easy to administer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniBox writes "Good performance, suitable for big data, but the response time could be improved". Cisco MDS Series is most compared with Dell Connectrix SAN, HPE SN6000, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell PowerVault, whereas INFINIDAT InfiniBox is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell XtremIO, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell Unity XT and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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