Dell Equallogic PS6000xv v.s. EMC VNX5300

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Has anyone compared the Dell Equallogic PS6000xv v.s. EMC VNX5300 that could shed some light on the pros/cons and what model they decided to go with and why?
Question by:bergquistcompany
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    I actually chose the EqualLogic 6100xv for a few reasons:

    No single point of failure - hot swappable components
    The ability to mix and match different/older SAN's the to same cluster (bought 4100's as well)
    I liked the GUI and how easy it was to setup and manage.

    Gave me the IOPS needed for virtualization project and scalability for future growth.

    Author Comment

    Regarding your reasons can you explain a bit more on the:

    - no single point of failure/hot swappable components?  The VNX is a single point of failure and can't be hot swapped?

    - Can you only add the same model EMC you go with?  

    This is true!

    You did look at EMC?  The big seller there though I have yet to see the quote for it, but I'm told adding a tray to extend the VNX is half the cost of adding another Equallogic

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