Dell EMC XtremIO Flash vs. SolidFire

As of June 2019, Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is ranked 18th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews vs SolidFire which is ranked 7th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of Dell EMC XtremIO Flash writes "Very easy to use in terms of administrative tasks on the GUI". The top reviewer of SolidFire writes "Some of the valuable features are compression, deduplication, and thin provisioning". Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity and INFINIDAT InfiniBox. SolidFire is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and VMware vSAN. See our Dell EMC XtremIO Flash vs. SolidFire report.
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Pros
The most valuable features are: complete performance and ease of use.It was very easy and straightforward to setup.It has very good performance for an application which needs lower latency and a better response, for example, in microseconds.

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The quality of service for minimum iOS, to maximum iOS in a multi-terminal environment is very powerful. The SQL service feature is the best part of SolidFire.Overall performance of the solution.The scalability and being able to implement it quickly.Individual settings you can put on each individual volume, if you want to do that.We can add a node, we add compute, we add storage, and we've had really good luck with that.If we get complaints about any kind of performance metric issues, whether it's storage related or something on the virtual side, we use it to pinpoint what the actual issue is.SolidFire is one of the products that does have great APIs right out-of-the-box. It works great. The tools and the other stuff seem to work a little better right out-of-the-box than the ONTAP stuff does, C-Mode.Being able to provide quality of service as promised.

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Cons
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.The GUI could be modified more in terms of how the different components are linked to each other.

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I think there is room for improvement needed with its storage capability. A bigger node is needed.It's a very good Windows-type solution. But we do a lot of legacy systems and the like. So it's getting that incorporated into it that would help us.A little better segregation of the multi-tenancy. Right now, it's just VLAN-specific, that's all you can do.We had some false positives, power supplies failing, and that's really been about it. We had a couple of glitches during some upgrade processes but nothing that was really concerning to us.For example, the ease of use with the reporting. Right now it's not impossible, but you have to know Sequel. It's a little time consuming to get those customized reports in there.They could do a file-based NAS: SolidFire NAS-based. It's probably not its niche, but that is our direction, not to use block, and it's block. Solid state block is what it is.I would like to see integration with the cloud, number one. Being able to spin SolidFire in the cloud.So feature-wise, I would say more reporting tools that could be merged into it.

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

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We would probably use SolidFire more, except we're getting more bang for our buck with our purchases of ONTAP right now, and the deal we made with NetApp, so it's more of just a cost decision

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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.

SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

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Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company18%
Insurance Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
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Healthcare Company36%
Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Insurance Company7%
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Retailer33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Transportation Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
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Pharma/Biotech Company46%
Transportation Company17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Retailer8%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise48%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise69%
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