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EMC offers VNX, flash storage options.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Mg/4h/765S3UIBPCXT.pngEMC VNX: Great while it lastedEMC VNX is one of the primary storage arrays that is used across the whole organization. It provides the storage platform that all corporate servers are running on.,Stable platform. Good support.,It occupies a large floor space in the data center. Unisphere management interface uses Java, which is problematic to run.,2,Due to its stability, it is very rare to have downtime—meaning business operations are not interrupted from an infrastructure level. Support and maintenance can be expensive.,Dell EMC Unity and EMC Symmetrix VMAX,VMware Horizon (formerly VMware View), VMware ESXi, Cisco UCS B-SeriesA reliable storage system for medium to large organizationsThe EMC VNX is the main storage system used by the whole organization but managed exclusively by the IT department. It mainly hosts the VMware servers and Unix Servers. The Unity feature allowed us to configure CIFS NAS storage for file sharing too. The EMC VNX has an auto-tiering feature which solved the delay problem we had in older storage systems. It has the ability to scale up and out.,Auto- tiering, for faster access on blocks used most frequently Has both NAS and SAN ( unified system) Scale up ability Optimal for VMware Integrates with vCenter Easy monitoring and useful dashboards Relatively easy configure and management interface with safe delete,Much slower compared to all-flash systems Navigation in the web interface is not smooth CIFS NAS is not easy to integrate with active directory,7,With 2 boxes located in different datacenters, configured as active-active, the reliability of our services increased. The 400+ vmware servers hosted on VNX had faster response time Our admins had less to non downtime on the storage level The negative impact was mainly draining the budget,NetApp All Flash FAS, HP StorageWorks MSA and Dell EMC Unity,SolarWinds IPAM, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, Dell EMC UnityMy take on EMC VNXOur VNX is our primary SAN storage. It has been a very reliable and solid storage solution.,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.,The UI is very clunky and uses Java, which I am not a big fan of. It is difficult to see performance metrics or utilization. Tegile or Nimble provide a superior window into your performance and IOPS on LUNs and VMs.,7,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.,Tegile and Nimble Storage,OnBase by Hyland, vSphere, Windows Server
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March 02, 2019

User Review: "EMC VNX: Great while it lasted"

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EMC VNX is one of the primary storage arrays that is used across the whole organization. It provides the storage platform that all corporate servers are running on.
  • Stable platform.
  • Good support.
  • It occupies a large floor space in the data center.
  • Unisphere management interface uses Java, which is problematic to run.
With the VNX being EOL and the emergence of EMC Unity, I would suggest using EMC Unity instead.
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November 02, 2018

EMC VNX Review: "A reliable storage system for medium to large organizations"

Score 7 out of 10
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The EMC VNX is the main storage system used by the whole organization but managed exclusively by the IT department. It mainly hosts the VMware servers and Unix Servers. The Unity feature allowed us to configure CIFS NAS storage for file sharing too. The EMC VNX has an auto-tiering feature which solved the delay problem we had in older storage systems. It has the ability to scale up and out.
  • Auto- tiering, for faster access on blocks used most frequently
  • Has both NAS and SAN ( unified system)
  • Scale up ability
  • Optimal for VMware
  • Integrates with vCenter
  • Easy monitoring and useful dashboards
  • Relatively easy configure and management interface with safe delete
  • Much slower compared to all-flash systems
  • Navigation in the web interface is not smooth
  • CIFS NAS is not easy to integrate with active directory
  • 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.
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Ryan Andrus profile photo
September 27, 2017

User Review: "My take on EMC VNX"

Score 7 out of 10
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Our VNX is our primary SAN storage. It has been a very reliable and solid storage solution.
  • 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.
  • The UI is very clunky and uses Java, which I am not a big fan of.
  • It is difficult to see performance metrics or utilization. Tegile or Nimble provide a superior window into your performance and IOPS on LUNs and VMs.
If you are looking for a solid storage array that needs to give you continuous uptime, then VNX is a great solution.
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