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Dell PowerStore Primary Use Case

JD
Technical Team Leader for Servers and Storage at Orange

We use the PowerStore for our development environment. The frame is a repository for all our VMware infrastructure data stores and the applications that live on those data stores are mainly real-time voice applications in call centers.

We use it with Cisco switches and it's pure block only.

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MJ
Technical Support Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use it to host all the VMware workloads in production. It has all the types of workloads that any data center would have, from AD to file servers as well as SQL, Exchange, and BI. It holds all our high-tier VMs.

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Maurizio Davini - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa

The use case for this solution is based on VMware and that is why we chose PowerStore X. During the first period of the pandemic, we decided to use our VMware infrastructure for HPC workloads. We were looking for high-performance storage that could be inserted inside our VMware environment in an easy way. PowerStore, which had just been announced, seemed like the right solution and so we decided to buy. We have this storage environment inside the virtual HPC.

In our environment we are doing medical analysis related to genomic workloads. The data are acquired remotely from experiments and stored on the PowerStore. The PowerStore is exposed to the user through virtual machines, and the data are analyzed in this environment.

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IB
Sales Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees

I use it to solve a problem for a customer when he has a big VMware ESX environment with virtualization. You can solve a big problem with money or a lot of hardware since you can take the virtualization from PowerStore. Inside PowerStore, on the operating system level, you can use virtualization with VMware ESX or something like it. So, you don't need any hardware.

My company does backups and security. We use a lot of OEMs. We use Dell because they have the strongest product, especially in Israel.

Hybrid environments are very important for our disaster recovery issues. By default, we have 50% to the public cloud, with either Azure or AWS, and 50% on-prem. If it is on-prem, then it is a PowerStore. In Israel, 90% is deployed on-premises.

PowerStore is used in Israeli universities since they have big environments with a lot of vendors. They take all the versions from the 500 to the 3000. It is also used in IT companies with 1,000 or 2,000 employees that have a lot of traffic with heavy loads. There are a lot of people in Israel who love to work with Dell.

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JL
IT Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees

We use it for machines from VMware vCenter which we keep separate from the PowerStore. It is only the storage. They are connected with iSCSI and NFS. We have no virtual machines directly on the PowerStore.

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BC
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We do a lot of cloning of databases for either troubleshooting or to stage and prepare implementation. We are a SaaS provider in the real estate industry and we're either using the PowerStore to help expedite things in our development environment, or we're using it to help troubleshoot any problems that we have.

We have north of 13 petabytes of storage in our environment.

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Peter Kidiavai - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have two appliances — a primary and a secondary — and they are synchronized, so all the volumes are replicated. If the primary appliance goes down, we can get functions on the other side. When it's writing on one side, writing is disabled on the other side. In the event of disaster recovery, we can enable writing, and then we can do anything from there.

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Ken Boyer - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Global Storage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

We use the very first one we added for a very pinpointed solution for a high-performance Oracle database. We've added four more, and they're going to be used primarily to migrate away from HP systems.

Our environment is 80% to 90% virtualized VMware. We have some pretty heavy workloads, whether it be SQL databases or Oracle databases working on the PowerStores right now. It's about three petabytes in size.

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Bill McKee - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Owner, Platform Services at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We're addressing performance issues in our data center as well as the data duplication features to make sure we can be efficient in how we're storing data.

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Duco Rob - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder and CEO at Desktoptowork

We were in need of a new enterprise storage solution for our virtual machines. We use it for primary systems and processes, so for us it's very important.

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CZ
Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

PowerStore is joined to four application servers in a cluster. We're running an application that we use to monitor our activity in the financial markets. We collect all the data from the market—books, trades, orders—that we send to the market. In terms of volume, we are collecting about 100 million rows a day for the books, 10 million a day for the orders, and about 500 rows for public trades.

It is a mission-critical application because of compliance and the regulators. We have to maintain this kind of monitoring because it's a direct link to our activity in the regulated market.

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NS
Solutions Architect/ Consultant at IVT

Most of our PowerStore units are used for VMware VMs and vSphere. We migrated the VMs from our Unity storage.

We have two sites; the data center site (DC) and the disaster recovery (DR) site. We only use the PowerStore on the DC site. The project was put on hold due to COVID but we plan to continue with it this year.

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HE
Sr. Manager, Data Center Practice at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are a reseller, and we use them to demonstrate to our customers the PowerStore interface as well as to power our own lab demos, running vCenter, NSX, and other software utilities.

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DB
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We use this solution for VM and some AI storage. It's mostly an internal use server. We use it for the lab, and customers can access it. We use iSCSI on it. 

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RS
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

We use this solution for customers who are looking for NFS and SMB file shares with faster access, migrating from the existing Unity and VNX onto PowerStore. We use this solution for consolidation. 

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BK
Sales Manager at Yottatech

They use Dell PowerStore to build virtualization.

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SO
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a cloud service provider and we use Dell EMC PowerStore for the storage.

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Pawel Augustyn - PeerSpot reviewer
System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Our primary use case for this solution is virtual machines and file server databases.

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