PowerVault Review, the Good the Bad and the Ugly
August 19, 2016

PowerVault Review, the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Joe Wilker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dell PowerVault

We use Dell PowerVault at our college for our storage and tape in our backup and video security solutions.
  • Tape Solution
  • Small Business Solution
  • Good for direct attached storage purposes like video security.
  • The solution isn't really for large enterprise solutions except for direct attached solutions.
  • 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.
PowerVault was cheaper back in 2007 compared to these, but eventually the others won out for our enterprise needs.
PowerVault is good for direct attached solutions such as video security, backups and tape storage. We had it as our VMWare storage but dropped it about 5 years because of lack of compatibility with VMWare. I believe it is compatible now, but I still wouldn't recommend it for large enterprise environments.