We performed a comparison between Dell PowerStore and Tintri VMstore based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Migrations are very easy and fast."
"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."
"Dell EMC PowerStore is scalable."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Currently, the features of replication and deduplication have been very important to us."
"I have found the most valuable part of Dell PowerStore is the price."
"We have been able to scale up to ten VM storages and 500 VMs through a single pane of glass."
"The data encryption feature adds a valuable security enhancement with no impact on performance."
"Many customers are looking for a cyber recovery feature included in PowerStore. We would like to see this added in a future release."
"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."
"I would like to see a Snapshot feature. Currently, it is unable to occupy the capacity."
"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."
"We are looking for the Dell PowerStore to become more mature to maximize our use cases."
"The price is on the higher side."
"It's also only supported with a limited amount of switches."
"I do not like having to use VPLEX for synchronous replication, as opposed to having the store software built-in."
"Detailed reporting is missing in the current version. We would like to see this feature added in a new release."
"We need more options to integrate with cloud storage options other than the current AWS and IBM that it currently supports."
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.”
For over 10 years, Tintri has been unburdening IT teams of tedious, manual data management with the most advanced, AI-enabled solution on the market. With a commitment to ongoing R&D, Tintri delivers an infrastructure solution built for today’s future-ready, integrated operations from the ground up. We are redefining what data management and analytics look like for today’s dynamic workloads.
The Tintri VMstore T7000 Series is the latest addition to the storage industry’s only true Intelligent Infrastructure portfolio. The T7000 delivers NVMe driven performance and efficiencies, supporting up to 7,500 virtualized applications in just two rack units. It offers the kind of scalability, availability and security that you’d expect from an enterprise-grade system that powers numerous Fortune 100 firms. Our customers love the outstanding AI-driven efficiency and optimizations that set VMstore apart from traditional approaches. VMstore systems deploy in minutes, self-optimize and dynamically adapt to accommodate the most demanding workloads in the data center maintaining quality of service (Auto-QoS) for each Virtual Machine (VM). Autonomous operations and advanced real-time and predictive analytics consistently drive down storage management activities and costs – by as much as 95%.
Tintri VMstore simplifies and automates storage management, delivering real-time analytics, and maximizing performance so you can refocus your efforts on high-impact projects and business innovation.
Dell PowerStore is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 20 reviews while Tintri VMstore is ranked 24th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Dell PowerStore is rated 8.6, while Tintri VMstore is rated 8.6. 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 Tintri VMstore writes "Easy to use, good automation, and a fast performance". Dell PowerStore is most compared with Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas Tintri VMstore is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), DDN IntelliFlash, VMware vSAN and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Dell PowerStore vs. Tintri VMstore report.
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