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 is your experience regarding pricing and costs for 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 price of Dell PowerStore could improve. The price should be managed more compared to Huawei Dorado or IBM All-Flash series.

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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

I rate the licensing costs a seven out of ten.

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

The big pricing issue is with capacity: * If we use the 500 or 1000, the licensing and pricing are reasonable. PowerStore can compete with any vendor and the price isn't that expensive. * It is very expensive though when you get to this point of using the 3000 with a client. They will start to think about using another vendor. There are a lot of solutions similar to PowerStore in regards to networking capacity and their prices are very cheap compared to PowerStore.

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

I don't really have any line of sight on the pricing. I heard it's comparable to the other Dell storage units.

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

The great thing was the guarantee that came with it of the four-to-one deduplication ratio. That really helped with the pricing as well as the anytime upgrades. From a TCO standpoint, we were really able to see some benefits there.

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

Licensing is very simple. Everything is included in the basic license. There are no concerns about having to pay to add a feature. Everything is there. Because we are a big partner, we get good prices from Dell EMC. They know we will resell their technology, so I'm not in a good position to discuss the pricing that applies to non-partners.

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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

The price is on the higher side. It's alright relative to what PowerStore does.

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

We are happy with the pricing that we get from Dell.

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

The price of Dell EMC PowerStore could be better, it is a bit expensive.

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

The pricing is in line with other vendors' pricing, more or less. There are no costs in addition to the standard fees.

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

When we compared it with the other solutions, the pricing of PowerStore was equal. The pricing is good.

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

The price is not cheap, but it's worth it for the features you get from the storage. If you can afford it, you are probably buying the best solution that you can have for this virtual environment.

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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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