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2018-05-17T07:35:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Dell EqualLogic PS series?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EqualLogic PS series, what would you say?

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

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VK
Sr. System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2022-05-13T19:26:39Z
13 May 22

Dell EqualLogic PS series was at its end of life and was replaced by Compellent, and Compellent will be at its end-of-life soon. I would recommend others to choose Compellent because it is much better than the Dell EqualLogic PS series and is the next step in evolution. I rate the Dell EqualLogic PS series a ten out of ten.

RI
IT Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-01-05T07:15:03Z
05 January 22

Dell EqualLogic PS series that we have is at its end of life and we are replacing it soon. My advice to others is this is a good product. I rate the Dell EqualLogic PS series an eight out of ten.

HT
System technician at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-08T12:28:56Z
08 November 21

I am satisfied with it. It works very fine for our purpose, and its performance is enough for our needs. It is not very fast. It is not delivering the best performance, but it is okay for us. I would rate it a nine out of 10.

Jigar Acharya - PeerSpot reviewer
VP - Engineering Operations at WPG Consulting
Reseller
Top 5
2021-09-03T15:38:44Z
03 September 21

We are resellers. If a company is looking for any hard workload or anything like that, for example, if they want to run only specific amounts and things like that, then they can go with EqualLogic. However, if they want to put some heavy load on the system, then they should go with Nimble. I'd rate the solution at a five out of ten, as it's not as powerful as I would like it to be.

NJ
Ops Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-07T21:41:45Z
07 March 21

We are customers and end-users of Dell products. We just have an account that we've used and we've done business with them for years. The solution has been discontinued by Dell for four, five years. Therefore, it's not exactly up-to-date. We couldn't update it if we wanted to. They don't make it anymore. It's not something a company can just buy. In general, we have been very happy with the product. I would rate it at an eight out of ten.

Abdullah Mahmood - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and System Administrator at TWD Technologies Ltd.
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-21T22:35:28Z
21 January 21

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with Dell. We're working with model PS 4100. While this is an older model, and technically no longer available, Dell does have other great models that are very useful. I'd definitely recommend this solution is the environment was the right fit. In general, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

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RP
Assistant Circuit Executive for Information Technology at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-04T06:40:15Z
04 October 20

The advice that I would you give to others looking into implementing the Dell EqualLogic PS Series is a bit dependent on whether or not I ignore the end-of-life of the product. If it were still a current product line, I would maybe give it C-rating only because of what is currently available and how the current capabilities of other products have surpassed EqualLogic in technological advancement. EqualLogic is really not going to be relevant in the marketplace too much longer. Having something with onboard deduplication is extremely valuable and also getting the latency down makes a difference for this kind of solution. Knowing what you need as far as features to take care of your situation is important before making decisions as to what to go with. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate the Dell EqualLogic PS Series as probably a seven-out-of-ten. This would be based on current utility and ignoring that it is being phased out.

PS
Senior Network Engineer at Zebra Technologies Corporation
Vendor
Top 20
2020-10-01T09:57:49Z
01 October 20

For people considering EqualLogic, the most useful thing I could tell them was that they should implement a demo using a piece of equipment in a proof-of-concept environment and have the vendor help with that. It is the most ideal way to test the product. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate the EqualLogic PS Series overall as definitely a nine-out-of-ten. I would give it that rating because it does what it says it is supposed to do. It has been extremely reliable and very easy to upgrade and expand. In the past when Dell announced they were going to pull the line, all the customers called up and objected. They actually wanted to buy more boxes. Because of the response from the customers, Dell postponed the end-of-life of the product a few times. A lot of people use the product and it is a workhorse. Reliability is key, especially in my particular usage for them. The performance is there, and they probably are over-specced. By that I mean the capacity of the product exceeds what we need it to do. As to reliability, having just four drives failing in the span of six or seven years is phenomenal. It is closer to being unheard of. If they were to fix a few of those minor issues that could possibly bring my rating of the product up closer to a 10, but I do not want to give somebody a ten because they just can not possibly do everything right. If you give them that impression they will just stop improving it.

it_user531267 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Manager with 11-50 employees
Vendor
2018-05-17T07:35:00Z
17 May 18

It's now end-of-life, end of support, so we're shopping around for a replacement. With all this technology, they only have a lifespan of three to five years and then new features and new functionality come along. New speed. The new ones perform at much faster speed, so you have to change everything often. I'd give the EqualLogic solution a seven out of 10. It is an entry-level SAN for the enterprise. We're a small business. The price point was good for us and it's scalable; we could buy as many modules as we need, as we grow. They work together. The management of it is good but it can't go higher than a seven because, like I say, it's entry-level. It doesn't have all the functionality and features of some of the more expensive ones. But again, based on the budgets we have to work with, it was the best we could afford.

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