2021-03-05T07:50:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerStore?

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Farhan Ashraf - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 10
2022-11-10T13:27:56Z
Nov 10, 2022

The most valuable feature of Dell PowerStore is the all-NVMe flash storage. This is the most powerful feature of this series. It supports compression and duplication leads.

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Pawel Augustyn - PeerSpot reviewer
System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-31T14:44:47Z
Aug 31, 2022

The initial setup was straightforward.

IB
Sales Engineer at Veritas Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-13T01:14:00Z
Jul 13, 2022

It provides a big benefit when upgrading a new VMware environment. For example, in a big environment with 10 to 30 ESXs, you can take everything and put that into PowerStore. So, it is cost-effective, which is very important and has been massive for us. You reduce almost 80% from the hardware and work directly from PowerStore. Building hardware, especially in a big VMware environment, is a big issue for my organization.

HE
Sr. Manager, Data Center Practice at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-04T20:11:51Z
May 4, 2022

The solution is extremely stable.

Bill McKee - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Owner, Platform Services at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-04T03:58:24Z
May 4, 2022

Currently, the features of replication and deduplication have been very important to us.

JD
Technical Team Leader for Servers and Storage at Orange
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-25T09:35:00Z
Apr 25, 2022

The most valuable feature is that it is easy to use this frame. I am a SAN administrator, but I was able to train my colleague, who had only been a VMware administrator, on the PowerStore in about half a day. Now he's autonomous in assigning volumes and creating data stores...

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Peter Kidiavai - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-10T03:41:00Z
Nov 10, 2021

PowerStore is easy to use. All the drives use soft encryption. To upgrade it, you download the app, and it runs by itself. It's very easy to deploy, share, and create volumes.

NS
Solutions Architect/ Consultant at IVT
Consultant
Top 20
2021-11-04T22:46:00Z
Nov 4, 2021

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.

JL
IT Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-10-28T15:27:00Z
Oct 28, 2021

For access from virtual machines, iSCSI, and NFS, it is very good. It helps increase performance.

SO
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-10-12T16:03:26Z
Oct 12, 2021

Dell EMC PowerStore is scalable.

CZ
Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-10T21:47:00Z
Mar 10, 2021

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.

Duco Rob - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder and CEO at Desktoptowork
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-10T10:26:00Z
Mar 10, 2021

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.

Maurizio Davini - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-05T07:50:00Z
Mar 5, 2021

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.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 9, 2021
Which is better?
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Nov 9, 2021
Dell PowerStore is an all-solid-state midrange storage system. It has many internal elements taken from other Dell offerings and integrated into the PowerStoreOS. The installation and setup have a learning curve and the configuration can be complex. PowerStore gives flexibility and ease of use. The compression capabilities are also great. One of the advantages of PowerStore is that it can be installed in a VMware environment. The administration is also easy. You can manage all your PowerStores as a single solution, cluster, or federate multiple appliances. It is also scalable. The system needs to improve by adding more enterprise features such as replication to other sites, though. Dell Powermax is a better solution. It is an end-to-end NVME with storage-class memory (SCM) for persistent storage and real-time machine learning. You can have up to 350GB per second for critical workloads. Powermax provides a very high-performance workload. It is also a great storage solution for virtualized workloads. Migration is relatively simple, as is deployment. The ease of use and management makes PowerMax a great alternative. Compared to other SAN alternatives, it is also much faster. While the best feature, in our opinion, is easy management and administration, it also makes provisioning a breeze. PowerMax’s snapshot and replication capabilities are very good. It also provides operational resilience with features like cache optimization and persistent memory. There are downsides to PowerMax, though. It is difficult to upgrade. Finally, the high price ticket is another downside. The power-saving capabilities are not the best either. We tried the support but it is very slow and cumbersome, without the option of self-maintenance. Conclusions: While PowerStore is very popular, we found PowerMax to be a more powerful solution. It is faster and offers better performance, with strong virtualization, replication, and resilience.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 7, 2022
Why pick one over the other?
2 out of 5 answers
Aug 19, 2021
Dell EMC PowerStore is a unified storage platform that has the added benefit of being scalable. The automated management of resources feature provides a more simple administration. I found the flexibility, performance, and ease of use very helpful. We were looking for a solution that has good compression and we found it in PowerStore. Also, the load balancing is automated so you can cluster more appliances without worrying about the load balance. It has a central interface, which makes it very user-friendly. The machine learning capabilities even give you recommendations to optimize administration, so for me, it is a winner. That being said, there is a learning curve involved for setup, and the process is quite long. It would also be nice to have more enterprise features such as replication on other sites. For organizations using VMWare, it is difficult to integrate with PowerStore. Dell EMC Unity XT is an All-Flash storage array solution that optimizes SSD performance. The goal of the solution is to streamline resource management from and to the cloud. With this product, small businesses that cannot afford other enterprise flash storage offerings can have enterprise-level flash storage that is cost-effective. It makes it easy to manage storage and scale up by provisioning new workloads. I like it is easy to integrate with other products. Still, Dell EMC Unity XT lacks some useful features like flexible raid volumes. It is also difficult to integrate it with enterprise backup solutions. We would like to use it, but the SNMP protocol is not supported. Tech support needs to improve their response time, too. Conclusions Overall, the Dell EMC PowerStore is a more complete solution if you are looking for automation and scalability. While the EMC Unity is easier to integrate, the PowerStore’s machine learning and central interface are better advantages.
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Aug 25, 2021
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