2020-08-16T08:00:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC PowerPath?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC PowerPath, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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RJ
Availability Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
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2021-11-25T14:34:36Z
Nov 25, 2021

We have a partnership with Dell EMC. We have a Titanium partnership with Dell EMC and a Gold partnership with VMware. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten overall. I have no experience with any other third-party multipathing software to compare it to, however, my experience with this product has been very good.

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VM
Vice President - Digital Technology at MSPL Limited
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2021-05-25T17:10:26Z
May 25, 2021

I rate Dell EMC PowerPath a seven out of ten.

SL
Manager, Storage and Virtualization Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2020-08-16T08:00:00Z
Aug 16, 2020

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Dell EMC PowerPath a seven out of 10. I would definitely recommend EMC PowerPath, there's no doubt. But what I would suggest is if you're going with EMC hardware, then definitely go with EMC PowerPath. If not, then I would definitely suggest to go with the native.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell EMC PowerPath. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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SL
Manager, Storage and Virtualization Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 16, 2020
Although PowerPath is very mature and has been on the market for more than 15 years there are still a lot of bugs that have been profiled with PowerPath, specifically during any OS upgrade. In certain cases PowerPath doesn't have the capability to do an automatic scanning of discs. Also PowerPath is very specific to EMC portfolios and very few other products on the market. It is not wide open for the other vendors in the market. And EMC has competitors like HP, Hitachi, IBM, and Pure Storage. There are a lot of other competitors for EMC storages, but PowerPath doesn't have the capability to support a wide variety of storages in the market, it only works with specific products. I felt that being in the market for more than 15 years it should the capability and have matured enough to support the various products in the market. This is what I feel needs improvement. Specifically, they have to open their compatibility with other products in the market. That is what I would see improved first. Additionally, let's say a customer is moving towards a private cloud. How is PowerPath going to play a role? They need to educate the customers with what the product can do.
RJ
Availability Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Nov 25, 2021
While I utilize it for data migration, I would love to do that data migration in a GUI from an ease of use perspective. I would love to have this feature in the future. I would love to work in host-based migration instead of the native operating system tools. If there is an operating system that is discontinued, PowerPath will now also stop the support for that operating system; for example, in the case of Solaris. I would prefer them to keep supporting that system, however, at the same time, I can understand why they have discontinued services.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 25, 2021
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerPath? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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SL
Manager, Storage and Virtualization Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 16, 2020
It provides a high availability and will increase the performance of any server or operating system.
VM
Vice President - Digital Technology at MSPL Limited
May 25, 2021
The user interface is good.