Really easy to use and well built software defined storage system
March 11, 2021

Really easy to use and well built software defined storage system

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dell EMC PowerFlex (formerly VxFlex or VxRack)

Dell EMC Powerflex [(formerly VxFlex or VxRAck)] has been rolled out throughout the business as a means of dealing with disparate SAN units with differing abilities and technologies. We have switched over to PowerFlex as a way to have a smart, software defined storage unit that gives us so many options in how we carve out storage in our data center. Previously we had a hard time doing these functions with so many [different] types of storage.
  • Dell hardware is built solid and works well
  • The interface is smooth and easy to use, also updates are easy
  • Much flexibility due to being a Software defined SAN
  • Costs are high, especially when having to replace multiple old SAN's with the one type
  • There is alot of down time when you have to push updates out to the units
  • Not sure we still have the full hang of all the functions as there's some pretty deep functions that are not explained well
  • Budget restraints caused us to have to wait a few years to do this project
  • Licensing is complex and confusing, and you may need help from support
  • Professional services are recommended as the roll out can be tough

Do you think Dell EMC PowerFlex (formerly VxFlex or VxRack) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Dell EMC PowerFlex (formerly VxFlex or VxRack)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Dell EMC PowerFlex (formerly VxFlex or VxRack) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Dell EMC PowerFlex (formerly VxFlex or VxRack) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Dell EMC PowerFlex (formerly VxFlex or VxRack) again?

Yes

Definitely would recommend this unit or this family of units into most peoples organizations. Especially if you're starting fresh with a whole dedicated SAN and dont have to move a ton of data over to these (though that is possible, it is very messy). If you're moving from existing storage, then you will have to be prepared for some sore spots!