9 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

This really depends on how you want to use it. If you are a large-scale corporation that needs to have a highly scalable and high I/O usage this is a fantastic array. If you do not have static storage admin that centralizes on EMC storage than this could be a difficult array to manage.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

Some of the scenarios where IBM Storwize V7000 is well suited are:
  • Virtualized environments
  • Disaster recovery sites
  • All bock storage scenarios
  • Low rack footprint
Some of the scenarios where IBM Storwize V7000 is less appropriate are:
  • One solution for both file access and block access
  • High-performance scenarios
  • A hybrid solution to scale to cloud
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.7
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
Data Compression
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
Simplicity
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
4.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
Power Savings
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

Pros

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • 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.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

  • Cluster capacity of 4 controllers with up to 128 GB Cache each
  • Storage synchronous and asynchronous replication.
  • Streched cluster
Thiago Pinheiro de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • The configuration portion is really difficult. If you are not a fully trained Dell storage admin you won't be able to setup this array.
  • The GUI is stuck in the 90's and has very little user-friendliness.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

  • Only block storage box.
  • Many incidents over a few years.
  • If easy tier not planned well, the performance might be impacted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

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Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

The EMC array is a lot more robust, but the PURE array does almost the same with about a tenth of ease from the configuration. It really depends on the type of backend servers that you need to support as to whether you need a EMC array or a PURE array.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

Thiago Pinheiro de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • This storage array is great because it is an always on even during updates.
  • The negative is the time spent on configuring and the need for a dedicated storage admin.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

  • Storage admin reduction of costs.
  • Not an expensive solution.
  • Maintain low operative costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

General

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)
8.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

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