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Score 6.1 out of 100
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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

Thiago Pinheiro de Souza | 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

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 EqualLogic PS Series

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

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