Dell EMC XtremIO Review

Valuable features include deduplication and cloning capability. Management and reporting need improvement.

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced the Oracle database refresh times (10TB) from 48 hours to 4 hours.

What is most valuable?

  • I/O performance and low latency
  • Deduplication and cloning capability

What needs improvement?

Management and reporting need improvement. Cloning could be easier.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used EMC VMAX. Latency was inconsistent and it lacked cloning and deduplication.

How was the initial setup?

Cloning was complicated due to necessary scripting.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Oracle Exadata, EMC VMAX (SSD), and EMC VMAX.

What other advice do I have?

  • Provide clear requirements
  • Test to verify that the results are as expected
  • Spend time to carefully integrate it into your support model, including reporting/dashboards and proactive monitoring.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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