Compare Dell EMC XtremIO Flash vs. IBM FlashSystem

Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is rated 8.6, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC XtremIO Flash writes "It can handle big workloads and has good performance ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "A scalable, stable solution that offers very good performance". Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and INFINIDAT InfiniBox, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC XtremIO Flash.
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The solution's most valuable feature is its high performance.The solution's most valuable features are the inline data reduction and deduplication.The program is very stable.The most valuable features are: complete performance and ease of use.It was very easy and straightforward to setup.

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We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.Stability-wise, this solution is fine.The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.The FS900 uses custom built flash modules offering with better latency, and is also denser packed then most modular all-flash arrays using commodity SSDs.An easy interface to set up, good build quality, and easily accessible parts for hot swapping combined with sub 500 us latency under heavy load.The initial customer technical support was efficient and effective.

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The implementation isn't exactly complex, but the solution should have some enhancements in it to make the process more centralized.This solution is geared toward enterprise-level companies. Small and medium-sized businesses would find it extremely expensive.I would like to see more scalability.It is very expensive to scale. You have to buy an additional system to extend from one disc, for instance. It is scalable, but extremely expensive to do so.I am not too impressed with XtremeIO because we had a major failure.

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I think the only thing the developers can look at, is that it is limited to 25 gigabytes currently. In the next release they might want to increase that.This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method.I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights.The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general.The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.When we performed some HW fault tests under heavy load, we found that some of the parts (fan units and PSUs) should only be removed from the airflow for a short time (less than a minute) when replacing.Include an option to upload the support package to the IBM ECuRep when opening an IBM PMR.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is expensive if you need to increase scalability.

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For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included.

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Overview
Bring all-flash, scale-out storage to your enterprise applications with EMC XtremIO. Purpose-built for flash, XtremIO storage arrays are amazingly fast. Delivering high IOPS at less than 1 millisecond latency is just the start. EMC XtremIO helps you harness the power of flash storage by building in innovations like content-based data placement and dual-stage metadata.IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.
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