"The way you're able to manage all your PowerStores as one solution is very good for us. PowerStore enables you to federate or cluster multiple appliances with automated load balancing. In terms of management, it's helpful that we can do it from a single interface where we're able to manage multiple PowerStores. When you have multiple PowerStores it works intelligently by running the workloads based on the needs of the infrastructure."
"You can add compute and capacity independently. We have sized the solution based on our current needs, but in the future we can choose to increase capacity if we grow our activity in the market. And if we have more business in our monetary system, we can increase compute. The ability to choose what we increase is a good feature."
"Gives us flexibility, performance, and ease of use. It also has some very good compression capabilities. We were looking for a solution that was easy to install in our VMware environment, that was flexible. PowerStore X is a type of a VMware cluster that you install inside your environment. If you have a VMware environment, like we have in production, it's easy to install and use."
"For access from virtual machines, iSCSI, and NFS, it is very good. It helps increase performance."
"Overall, we're quite happy with the product because we can move the data that is stored on more than 10 of our current storage devices to a single PowerStore."
"The simplicity and ease of use have been very valuable features. I have a very small team, and only half of the team is well versed in the HP product. Whereas if I bring PowerStore in, everyone can learn it because it will be new on the floor."
"Pricing is very good. It's very competitive against those of all the others that I looked at in the marketplace, such as Hitachi, IBM, HP, and Pure. Dell is right there in the mix as far as providing the best price point as well as meeting the performance requirements that we have."
"The administration tools take advantage of machine learning and make recommendations to the admins, and that makes the administration easier."
"Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"The solution is scalable."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes."
"It was very new when we first deployed it a year ago. Even the upgrade processes and knowing what to expect, as well as documentation, could be more robust."
"The only area I can highlight for improvement is that the 4:1 data reduction target has not been reached. This may be due to an issue with Dell EMC's initial analysis of data compression. As a result, we have had to add new physical disks to reach our goal of total available disk space."
"Reporting is an area that could be improved. It's very simplistic sometimes, and some of the very technical guys on my team want to see more of the details and be able to massage the report a little bit better."
"It's also only supported with a limited amount of switches."
"The price is on the higher side."
"Where the system needs to improve is by adding more enterprise features like replication on other sites. We would also like it to be much more aligned with the VMware version. For example, today we have two different versions of VMware ESXi running to keep the PowerStore online. It would be better if the software cycling was faster."
"I do not like having to use VPLEX for synchronous replication, as opposed to having the store software built-in."
"The setup process could be improved. We had some issues regarding configuration and the time it took to do things. It wasn't specifically the people we worked with, but more the process and how it's done. They can work on that."
"The product could always be faster."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"It should have easy connectivity with the AIX, however, I've found that with AIX, it has some issues and due to this, we need to remove the exact fiber card sometimes and then plug it in again so that it can connect with the AIX systems."
"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."
"The data compression and deduplication ratio of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is not as good as other solutions, such as EMC and Pure Storage. It is important when looking at capacity effectiveness."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
Dell EMC PowerStore is a midrange next-generation data storage solution. It is designed with a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure and helps consolidate storage and virtual server environments. The Dell EMC PowerStore platform includes two major configurations, including PowerStore T and PowerStore X. Dell EMC PowerStore enables you to deploy the appliance and consolidate data and applications and supports both flash and SCM Optane devices.
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Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Dell EMC PowerStore users who are currently using the solution.
PeerSpot user Maurizio D., who is a CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa, says it "Gives us flexibility, performance, and ease of use. It also has some very good compression capabilities. We were looking for a solution that was easy to install in our VMware environment, that was flexible. PowerStore X is a type of a VMware cluster that you install inside your environment. If you have a VMware environment, like we have in production, it's easy to install and use."
Another PeerSpot user, Jorg L., who is an IT Administrator at a construction company, mentions "For access from virtual machines, iSCSI, and NFS, it is very good. It helps increase performance."
"The administration tools take advantage of machine learning and make recommendations to the admins, and that makes the administration easier," says a Chief Information Officer at a computer software company. He also comments that “Overall, we've benefited from the dedupe, compression, and replication, the advanced technology, of this frame. It's all better than what we had in the previous generation of XtremIO appliances, and above what we were getting in the Dell EMC Unitys.”
Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.
Dell PowerStore is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 15 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. Dell PowerStore is rated 8.8, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell PowerStore writes "Saves us power and floor space, and we can quickly assign new data stores for our developers' VMs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". Dell PowerStore is most compared with Dell Unity XT, Dell PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, IBM FlashSystem and Dell XtremIO, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell PowerMax NVMe and IBM FlashSystem. See our Dell PowerStore vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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