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Ramandeep Jagde
Real User
Technical Specialist Storage at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 30 2017

What is most valuable?

It has very good performance for an application which needs lower latency and a better response, for example, in microseconds. It's very easy to use in terms of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used the product for our internal customers (Banking). The performance really improved for the end users with reduced costs.

What needs improvement?

At times, it's difficult to track down allocated resources as compared to other solutions, like VMAX and VNX, because it's completely software-based. The GUI could be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Again, both the pricing and licensing were handled by another group. So, I can't comment on it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, we were using a VMAX solution before. This product was incorporated in order to get better performance at a reduced cost for our internal customers.

What other advice do I have?

It's very good in terms of performance and the ease of use of its GUI. However, we had issues at the data corruption level, which resulted in multiple X-Brick failures… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, there were multiple options evaluated and also incorporated for some percentage of the workload, like NetApp C-mode array. Specifically, XtremIO was considered for… more»
Real User
Manager, EMEA Datacenter and Database Operations at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 01 2018

What do you think of Dell EMC XtremIO Flash?

What is our primary use case?

The performance very good, and the use case is actually we decided to have all flash a couple years ago and Xtreme IO was one of the vendors that your EMC partner reccomended so there was no discussion of what kind of storage we would buy.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: Complete performance Ease of use

What needs improvement?

The stability of the product needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I am not too impressed with XtremeIO because we had a major failure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very expensive to scale. You have to buy an additional system to extend from one disc, for instance.…


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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.
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