DDN IntelliFlash vs. EMC VNX (Discontinued)

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
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Score 6.9 out of 10
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The former EMC VNX series is EOL. The vendor invites users to instead try Dell EMC's Unity series family of midrange storage appliances.N/A
Pricing
DDN IntelliFlashEMC VNX (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DDN IntelliFlashEMC VNX (Discontinued)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DDN IntelliFlashEMC VNX (Discontinued)
Considered Both Products
DDN IntelliFlash

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EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Chose EMC VNX (Discontinued)
VNX is a good offering when you are wanting a lot of storage, and reliability. I think there are other offerings that can provide better performance, and come with better UI and tools to monitor your environment.
Top Pros
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User Ratings
DDN IntelliFlashEMC VNX (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
DDN IntelliFlashEMC VNX (Discontinued)
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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  • EMC VNX is suited for VMware environment as it integrates with vCenter.
  • Integrates well with SolarWinds storage monitoring software.
  • It is well suited for enterprise-level organizations with 100+ servers.
  • It is not suited for small businesses as it requires specialized administrators and has relatively high license cost.
  • It is not suited for businesses that host most of their servers on the cloud.
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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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  • VNX has had very solid uptime. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have had very little if any downtime.
  • We have also used it for our home directories, and with the data dedupe on the file side it has saved us a lot of space.
  • Adding additional drive space has also been really easy.
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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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  • It occupies a large floor space in the data center.
  • Unisphere management interface uses Java, which is problematic to run.
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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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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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Support Rating
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
WE always get an answer right away, and help is available 24/7/365.
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Implementation Rating
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
Be sure you have your networking right and you are golden.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Dell EMC Unity is the improved version of EMC VNX. It has all the features in VNX with better performance.
  • NetApp all flash is faster and more expensive. It performs better with Citrix systems and VDI solutions.
  • HP MSA storage system is less performant and less expensive. It works better for file and CCTV data storage.
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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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  • I think it has provided improved reliability and performance [compared to] our previous solutions.
  • The lack of performance metrics has led us to need a 3rd party tool that integrates into our Vsphere environment to give us feed back on performance.
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