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Dell EMC PowerStore Pros

MJ
Technical Support Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the performance of the PowerStore. When you talk about PowerStore, it's mainly about flash systems and high-end IOPS. The 1000T is a midsize box, in terms of the way the vendor positions it, but it is more than enough for our needs.
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CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa
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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JL
IT Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
For access from virtual machines, iSCSI, and NFS, it is very good. It helps increase performance.
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BC
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The administration tools take advantage of machine learning and make recommendations to the admins, and that makes the administration easier.
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Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Founder and CEO at Desktoptowork
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.
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CZ
Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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NS
Solutions Architect/ Consultant at IVT
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.
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SO
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dell EMC PowerStore is scalable.
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Dell EMC PowerStore Cons

MJ
Technical Support Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
During the installation phase, the licensing part was not straightforward. It was very difficult for the technicians, who are not trained Dell EMC technicians, to do the licensing because the information on their website is not straightforward... Eventually, I had to pass this task to our business partner and they did it for us.
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CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa
Where the system needs to improve is by adding more enterprise features like replication on other sites. We would also like it to be much more aligned with the VMware version. For example, today we have two different versions of VMware ESXi running to keep the PowerStore online. It would be better if the software cycling was faster.
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JL
IT Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
The upgrades themselves are running fine, but after the upgrade is when we have a problem. With the update to 1.4, we had a head crash. They told us, 'This is a known issue. Please upgrade to 2.' We upgraded to 2 and, one week later they told us, 'Yeah, there are some issues in 2.0.0. You can lose data. Please upgrade to 2.0.1.' Overall, they need to make the system stable.
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Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is on the higher side.
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Founder and CEO at Desktoptowork
The setup process could be improved. We had some issues regarding configuration and the time it took to do things. It wasn't specifically the people we worked with, but more the process and how it's done. They can work on that.
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CZ
Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The only area I can highlight for improvement is that the 4:1 data reduction target has not been reached. This may be due to an issue with Dell EMC's initial analysis of data compression. As a result, we have had to add new physical disks to reach our goal of total available disk space.
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NS
Solutions Architect/ Consultant at IVT
There is no Synchronize replication feature on the storage.
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Learn what your peers think about Dell EMC PowerStore. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.