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Score 7.6 out of 100

Pure Storage FlashBlade

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Attribute Ratings

  • Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

90%
5 Ratings
8.8

Pure Storage FlashBlade

88%
35 Ratings

Usability

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashBlade

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Pure Storage FlashBlade

83%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

If data storage, access, and security [are] of the highest priority to your business then Pure Storage FlashBlade is an excellent tool that must be considered. Analytics or sharing that requires the fastest speeds available will benefit from the NVMe solid-state drives they use which are far superior to spinning rust. It is less ideal for those who do not require such time-critical work.
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Flexible on the pricing models.
  • Comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box.
  • It is all included in one price.
  • Satisfied the needs of low latency and high throughput.
  • Beautiful REST API, well-documented, and easy to use.
  • Provides the twice of the performance.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Immutable snapshots, to avoid possibly ransomware.
  • Very helpful Mobile app.
  • Support is extremely quick and responsive.
Stefano Monti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • When reporting out a user has exceeded there quote, it only references the UID. It would certainly be nice it calls out the UID name that is clearly present in the Dashboard.
  • The ability to determine a snapshot total size would be helpful.
  • Proactive reachout to discuss new versions and assist in planning the upgrade would be a key win.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

General

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

Starting Price

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
No answers yet
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
Edward Hammond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.3
Based on 19 answers
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

The primary difference was speed. Pure Storage Flash Blade worked up as a wonder while migrating, storing, recovering, and backing up data. Hitachi Content Platform was much more scalable but was occasionally flared up with some optimized performance and speed issues while handling large amounts of data across various platforms in the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Pure has greatly narrowed the performance gap between file storage and fiber channel block storage with FlashBlade. Exotic file systems and costly FC fabrics are no longer needed to run performant storage.
  • Training is not required for a storage admin who has never touched a Pure array. Everything is where you would expect to find it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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