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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/z5/nc/Z4BS8NBP4S25.pngEMC Celerra is fast, reliable, and easyWe use the EMC Celerra as our NAS for user network storage. It is the main NAS component of our EMC VNX storage array. It is used across the entire organization and has been extremely reliable vs. our old Windows-based storage.,The downtime has been zero since implementing the solution 6 years ago. It provides a safe effective way to provide network storage for all users with an easy interface to provide user rights. The read/write speeds are much faster than Windows. It does not rely on a separate server for performance. This is due to the fact that it is not subject to Windows updates or memory/processor constraints of a Windows based OS.,Reporting is not very easy to figure out. It requires some training of admins to figure out the best way to manage the shares, quotas, and permissions. It's difficult to migrate to/from when implementing. Short of using copy based tools and scripting there is no other way to move on old file server to the NAS or to move files out of the NAS onto a Windows based server share.,9,NO WINDOWS UPDATES! This has been a huge positive impact for our environment. The administration is very simple, once you have properly learned how to use it. The backups and user file auditing have made things difficult. The fact that we still use it with these two difficulties speaks to how much we still prefer it to a Windows based file system.,Windows File,Citrix User Profile Management, Veeam Backup & Replication, Networker
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March 26, 2018

Review: "EMC Celerra is fast, reliable, and easy"

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We use the EMC Celerra as our NAS for user network storage. It is the main NAS component of our EMC VNX storage array. It is used across the entire organization and has been extremely reliable vs. our old Windows-based storage.
  • The downtime has been zero since implementing the solution 6 years ago.
  • It provides a safe effective way to provide network storage for all users with an easy interface to provide user rights.
  • The read/write speeds are much faster than Windows.
  • It does not rely on a separate server for performance. This is due to the fact that it is not subject to Windows updates or memory/processor constraints of a Windows based OS.
  • Reporting is not very easy to figure out.
  • It requires some training of admins to figure out the best way to manage the shares, quotas, and permissions.
  • It's difficult to migrate to/from when implementing. Short of using copy based tools and scripting there is no other way to move on old file server to the NAS or to move files out of the NAS onto a Windows based server share.
It's perfect for a large environment with a small IT Staff. It is a great solution that is already built into the VNX product and provides the best way, in my opinion, to quickly create a network file share environment. I hesitate to say that many negative things about it but it can be difficult to back up. In an all virtual environment with virtual backup software, it is near impossible to back up without a separate solution. We are a Veeam customer and cannot use Veeam to backup the NAS files in a fast reliable way so we rely on a separate backup software just to back up the NAS files.
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