DDN IntelliFlash vs. Dell VMAX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DDN IntelliFlash
Score 6.2 out of 10
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DDN offers the IntelliFlash flash array storage option based on technology developed by Tegile. The solution was owned and supported by Western Digital since August 2017, and later acquired by DDN (DataDirect Networks) in 2019.N/A
Dell VMAX
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Dell VMAX All Flash is the latest iteration in the former Symmetrix series of enterprise flash array storage, available in the Dell VMAX 250F edition, or the Dell EMC VMAX 950F edition.N/A
Pricing
DDN IntelliFlashDell VMAX
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DDN IntelliFlashDell VMAX
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DDN IntelliFlashDell VMAX
Enterprise Flash Array Storage
Comparison of Enterprise Flash Array Storage features of Product A and Product B
DDN IntelliFlash
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Ratings
Dell VMAX
9.7
9 Ratings
Flash Array Performance00 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Flash Array Integration00 Ratings9.49 Ratings
Data Compression00 Ratings9.69 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades00 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Simplicity00 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Power Savings00 Ratings9.98 Ratings
User Ratings
DDN IntelliFlashDell VMAX
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DDN IntelliFlashDell VMAX
Likelihood to Recommend
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
SMB business Tegile pricing and performance is particularly well suited. BC/DR scenarios are also enhanced as they are extremely good at upgrading each side and failing over for upgrades. I don't know any situations where these would not be appropriate.
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Dell Technologies
Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash Storage is a very powerful storage that easily manages huge data transactions with high IO processing speed. This Storage is well suited for critical production environments because response times are much better. This storage enables direct data backup. It's always up and running during updates because it creates a redundant connection from the controller.
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Pros
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • Fast writes to and retrieves from the disks.
  • Fast ethernet communication and full support for Vmware.
  • NFS storage means no LUN rebuilding or painful LUN migrations.
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Dell Technologies
  • It creates a fully redundant connection from multiple controllers that are always up even during updates.
  • Once setup there is little to no adjustments that need to be made to the storage array. All that's needed is volume updates.
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Cons
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • I would like to see every update to be able to be reached via either partial or full updates. In the past we had progressed to one level of software and then found we could not get to a later version from that level, though they did address that.
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Dell Technologies
  • Initial configuration are bit difficult need some experience resource to manage it.
  • We faced issue with vendor support during major impact.
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Likelihood to Renew
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
Because when something works this well you don't change it
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Dell Technologies
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Usability
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
It just works, and works very well. The GUI is clean and easy to understand, and the dashboard gives vital information at a glance. It also gives a very comprehensive view of what all the moving parts are doing. It is so clear and matches the view in real life that I can have a non-technical person looking at it and talking to me on the phone and we both see the same things, instantly.
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Dell Technologies
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Support Rating
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
WE always get an answer right away, and help is available 24/7/365.
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Dell Technologies
The best part about this array is that once you have it configured it is pretty much done. There is little to no other configurations to be done other than normal volume adjustments. Support is great as they understand this array very well. The updates are very hands-off and are done solely by support. You contact them and then there are no other changes done on the end-user's side.
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Implementation Rating
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
Be sure you have your networking right and you are golden.
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Dell Technologies
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Alternatives Considered
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
We used to have both Nimble and Compellant in the past, and there is no comparison with the Tegile offerings. The Tegiles outperform them in every area and are easier to use.
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Dell Technologies
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Return on Investment
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • It has increased our productivity in our database users by about 40%
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Dell Technologies
  • Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage provides the hybrid cloud solution
  • Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage provides the great storage capacity with data security
  • Data Migration from other storage, data compression, stability
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