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2019-11-13T05:28:00Z

What is your primary use case for Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)?

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Top 20Real User

We are using it for storage of video files, with casual access to them. We needed as much storage as we could get for the best price. If you are looking for a hybrid type of situation, when you want low latency for transactional things, and higher-latency storage for archival things, you can get the hybrid nodes. Each of our two clusters has the same disk sizes, etc. We did that for interchangeability, in case we wanted to move shelves between the clusters. They act independently, but they replicate between the two. We love the system. That's why we continue to upgrade and buy it.

2020-12-30T06:29:00Z
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We are using Dell EMC PowerScale as a central storage for our virtual HPC infrastructure based on VMware. We have several silos today, as our HPC infrastructure is typically divided between bare-metal and virtual configurations. The storage that we use on various infrastructures is different, as we are typically using a storage style that is different from any production facility. Until now the request from our internal users was to keep the data separated in different storage silos, and converging in central storage facility while on the virtual HPC is the new request. Therefore, we are experimenting how it works. We have five nodes of F200s.

2020-11-18T06:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We’re the world-leaders in webcam technology, content, and services. We do high-resolution imaging from cameras. We have millions of camera images a month coming into our network from our systems in the field. We store all of that image data, and then we edit those images into time-lapse movies.

2020-11-01T09:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it for storage in a scale-out data processing system. It is a physical storage platform. We have several different nodes that all act as one large storage cluster.

2020-10-29T10:12:00Z
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Top 20Real User

* Research data * Departmental file shares * Data centre storage: NFS We have two data centres in our university. We have Cisco UCS, Pure Storage, and are heavily virtualised with VMware. PowerScale is our unstructured data storage platform. It provides scaled-out storage and our high-level NFS across applications. It also provides all the storage for our researchers and business areas, as well as students, on the network. With the exception of block workloads, which is primarily VMware, Oracle Databases, etc., everything else it is on PowerScale. It definitely has allowed us to consolidate the ease of management.

2020-10-22T05:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We used it originally for archiving our video storage, and then we expanded it to include user shares. All of our unstructured data has been moved to PowerScale.

2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
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The solution is primarily used by companies with extremely large file systems to manage. They typically have one or two petabytes of files and usually a lot of videos as well.

2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
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