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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Dell EqualLogic is well suited in a virtual environment where the ability to quickly create new volumes is important. Also, being able to back-up and restore data pools is a key factor, as well as automating your storage environment. Smaller businesses would be less suited in this scenario and would be better off with a less expensive NAS solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • 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.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Provides a hybrid mixture of SAS and SSD disks
  • Different raid levels allowed across shelves
  • Daisy chain SAN controllers
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • 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.
Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Be nice to use a hybrid of drives. Solid state and hard disk drives.
  • Configuration was easy, but the maintaining of it can be a little difficult. We are a small shop. The system runs great, but when it comes to increasing storage space, etc., it can be difficult because we aren't in it daily. Some options are buried pretty well, which makes it tough to find.
Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • It occupies a large floor space in the data center.
  • Unisphere management interface uses Java, which is problematic to run.
Sam Majam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Having used HP StorageWorks, I have found that the Dell EqualLogic works more smoothly in a VMware environment. There are plugins that work in vSphere that allow you to create volumes and provision new virtual servers with relative ease. The software and interface that the EqualLogic runs on is more straightforward as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • 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.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Easy deployment with assistance from Dell meant a quick turn around time
  • Dell after support very good. Disk failures are dealt with quickly
  • Management of the units and ease
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • 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.
Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

General

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

General

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

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