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2021-03-05T07:50:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC PowerStore?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC PowerStore, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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I'll rate Dell EMC PowerStore 10 out of 10. I haven't had any issues with it since we've installed it. PowerStore is easy to adapt, and it's straightforward to use. You cannot even make a mistake on anything because it's going to make sure you confirm everything before you go to the next step. I haven't seen anything that needs to be improved yet. If I compare it with what we were using before, this one is genius.

2021-11-10T03:41:00Z
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The performance of PowerStore is good, but I don't feel the software is completely ready. We have upgraded the system and have had failures on the system. I have never seen as many head crashes on other systems as we have had on the PowerStore in the last year. The system is fast but not stable enough. I would not buy the system again. You should wait some years until the software is ready and doesn't have a new software release every two months.

2021-10-28T15:27:00Z
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I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Dell EMC PowerStore a nine out of ten.

2021-10-12T16:03:26Z
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The solution enables you to add compute and capacity independently, although in our environment we cannot add compute. We are able to add storage and that works, although we have not done so because we have only been working with PowerStore for three months and haven't needed any extra capacity yet. Only three people work with PowerStore in our company, and they are all system administrators. I'm happy with the choice we made. I can recommend PowerStore because the technical architecture is based on NVMe. They have a good USP. There are other vendors who also have NVME-only systems, but I still recommend PowerStore.

2021-03-10T10:26:00Z
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We weren't concerned that PowerStore is a relatively new platform. We were not inserting it in an enterprise environment. We were inserting it in a scientific computing environment, which is where we tend to install all the latest technologies. It was not a problem. If you have a production VMware environment, the platform is no longer new and is probably the most flexible performance storage system that you can buy today. We are not using the solution's load balancing at the moment but it's something that we are looking into. We use PowerStore's built-in VMware hypervisor to run VMs and virtualized applications, but we are not using it at the edge. We know that is one of the capabilities of this kind of solution, but we are using it in our central computing facility. We experienced some small issues, but the virtual machine was new. But our choice was a good one. The machine is easy to use, the performance is there, and we are happy.

2021-03-05T07:50:00Z
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