Dell EMC PowerStore Competitors and Alternatives

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Solutions Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades

What is our primary use case?

I'm a pre-sales architect. I architect, and I sell them as a partner with Pure Storage on the VAR side. Our customers use it for storage, mainly block-based storage and virtualization storage. Some solutions have both block and file storage, and some solutions only have file storage from Pure.

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the features that my customers are really interested in is immutable snapshots. There are immutable snapshots to which your applications can be reverted back if you are hit by some kind of ransomware threat or malicious attack. That's kind of a key deal, and it is one of the selling points I use to point out to my customers the value and the features that Pure Storage brings to the table."
  • "I like what they're doing, but some of my customers complain that they do not have all the bells and whistles and knobs to fine-tune workloads that some of the competitors have. In my opinion, that's good. All customers don't have dedicated storage gurus, and they can get themselves into trouble if they fine-tune too many of those high-performance knobs, but they do get knocked down. Pure Storage takes a hit in the minds and opinions of some of the customers because they cannot customize things as much as compared to a legacy storage provider's appliance such as NetApp, Dell EMC, or even HPE. I personally think 95% of my customers are better off letting the system fine-tune itself. That was something that you needed to do 12 or 15 years ago, but now with all-flash, the technology can handle what it needs to handle. Customers just end up shooting themselves in the foot if they are tweaking too many default settings."

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to chose well. Prepare to have extra time on your hands to focus on your business's core needs and outcomes and not having to worry about the day-to-day maintenance of your storage appliance. All my customers are pretty happy with most Pure Storage solutions. They might ask for customization level, but I think Pure is doing the right thing by its set-it-and-forget-it approach. Most customers don't need to fine-tune and customize their all-flash storage appliances anymore. It is not a legacy spinning disk appliance. I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of 10…
Daniel Aramayo
Implementation and Support Engineer at PRACSO S.R.L.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Reasonably priced, scales well, and offers good stability

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for cluster applications and databases. We use the solution on the DBA and those that use double machines.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward."
  • "I'd like to see the product implement active replication for vehicles such as VMware."

What other advice do I have?

We are partners. While I would recommend the product to others, I would also advise that they try it out first via a proof of concept if they are not so sure about the solution. It's free and they can experiment with all the features in their own environments. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. We are very happy with the product overall.
Irfan Basharat
Solutions Architect (Huawei & Lenovo) at Computer Marketing Company Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 10
Plenty of features, priced well, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

Huawei OceanStor Dorado is a flash storage solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "There are plenty of features available in this solution."
  • "This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."

What other advice do I have?

I rate Huawei OceanStor Dorado a nine out of ten.
Amandeep Singh Hunjan
Team Lead at Adani Enterprises Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, good performance, and facilitates meeting requirements for compliance

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is video surveillance.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are stability and performance."
  • "The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product, it is serving our purpose well, I am satisfied with it, and I absolutely recommend it for others. At this point, I can't see any requirements that need to have functionality or capabilities added. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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