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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM POWER8 Servers

Do you run Windows loads? Are those loads exclusive to Windows? If yes, that's the only case where you cannot take advantage of POWER8 Systems.For all the other cases, workloads run better on POWER8. It doesn't matter if they are OLTP or web servers, in AIX, IBM i or Linux (Big Endian OR Little Endian), POWER8 Systems can run it. For HPC or AI cases where you need powerful GPU-CPU communication, POWER8 Machines have you covered as well, boasting better training times for AI models.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS is well suited for larger files (greater the 128 Kb) and where you need to have everything in one common name space. Where it is less appropriate is for many small files (millions of files less than 128 Kb in size) - this causes the protection level to becoming mirroring, which will cost more space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • Performance
  • Flexibility
  • Security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • NAS Storage
  • Capacity and Performance details of the array
  • Alert and Operations details
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • The noise levels for the scale-out machines are too much for small offices.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • Some upgrades require the entire cluster to be rebooted simultaneously. In this day and age, that should not be necessary. This is my biggest disappointment with Isilon to date.
  • When using multiple storage pools you have to be very careful with your capacity management. Filling up one pool can cause an overflow of data to a pool that is less performance driven. Do not underestimate your capacities or you will find yourself in a tight spot.
  • Block size is almost always an issue with Isilon. It does not handle all types of data well. In many cases PACS and VNA data is best to be stored on a different storage platform that will utilize the capacity more efficiently that Isilon is capable of.
  • Deduplication seems to be less efficient on Isilon than on other platforms for similar types of data.
Kevin Blackburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM POWER8 Servers

When deciding on servers to run our critical applications IBM Power systems are always at the top of our list. The tradition of reliability, performance and security is unmatched in the industry. We have a large VMware environment running x86 servers but they mainly support windows based applications like exchange
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Raw disk space vs. logical disk space ratio was significantly better on the Isilon. Fast cache using SSD drives for faster searching is available on the Isilon but not available on the Overland solution. Isilon solution included faster backend switching between nodes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • POWER8 Machines have allowed our customers to stay current on hardware and software, and to comply with the security standards required for communication.
  • Newer and faster machines have solved bottlenecks in our customers' workflows, meeting their growing demands.
  • POWER8 Introduces support for little endian Linux, which solves a problem some customers had when migrating to POWER8 Systems (the specific code that had endian-ness dependencies).
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • Isilon provides very high value for money
  • Matches the performance and storage requirements of the arrays
  • EMC provides very skillful and high response team in case of any issues in isilon
Vishal Ranjan Srivastav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM POWER8 Servers

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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