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Score 7.2 out of 100
21 Ratings
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Score 8.1 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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

The hardware itself is great, apart from few issues I had with it recognising disks from the officially supported lists. Another disadvantage is that you cannot really mix and match disks, at least in my experience. The support can be a bit nicer, however, once you get to an escalation point, things start getting better and my issue was resolved quickly. Performance is stellar, ease of use is great - very intuitive. All in all - very good product, marginally let down by not great support at the first line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.7
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Data Compression
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Simplicity
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
4.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
Power Savings
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

  • Data processing and IO. The Storwize devices are very resilient in how they process data and do not have a drop in IO when errors occur (common errors such as disk failures and lost paths).
  • Storage efficiency management. We are able to use multiple efficiency techniques such as thin provisioning and data reduction to reduce our budget footprint.
  • Easy to use interfaces. Creating a volume and mapping to a host has proven to be a very easy process and makes onboarding less stressful for our team.
Anonymous | 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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

  • As a business partner looking to provide services to keep the uptime of the Storwize, I would like to have the capability to pull reports from IBM Storage Insights to assist my clients in managing their system through it's lifecycle.
  • More knowledge out there for partners to best integrate IBM Storwize with IBM Power i. This seems to be lacking in communication from IBM.
Bill Raines | 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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

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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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

IBM Storwize is a part of a family that is complemented by the products listed. In many negotiations, involving storage is our workhorse to ensure several businesses thanks to its balanced cost and all the benefits that we offer.
fredy garcia | 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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

  • I would like to highlight the most positive aspect I have seen in the products of the IBM Storwize family, and it is the ROI that we can choose when we offer real-time compression with the IBM V7000 family. In truth, this feature is excellent, and we have seen how customers save storage resources, rack space, power and management.
fredy garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

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 Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)
8.1

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

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