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

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerVault

For small to medium sided environments, it's great, or for low demand but being able to hit higher IOPS on demand.It's still entry-level compared to EqualLogic hardware but a great contender in the field.
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 PowerVault

  • Tape Solution
  • Small Business Solution
  • Good for direct attached storage purposes like video security.
Joe Wilker | 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 PowerVault

  • Maintenance is tough. Dell recommends bringing the unit down for any kind of maintenance of upgrades.
  • Internal IOPS monitoring could be greatly improved.
  • Arrays are locked down to Dell licensed disks.
Ezra Owen | 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 PowerVault

couple vendors but nothing to write home about....
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200 (formerly Storwize V7000)

Thiago Pinheiro de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell PowerVault

  • If you need a lot of disks attached to a system, PowerVault is the way to go.
  • The cost of the unit is reasonable, and you can extend the life of the unit pretty far.
Joe Wilker | 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 PowerVault

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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