Hitachi Universal Storage VM Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Kelvin Foo
Real User
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

We like that there isn't a steep learning curve and it is easy to learn how to navigate. It's also quite scalable and easy to implement.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization in the way that in the past we had reports that were taking up to two hours and after switching to SSD storage the overall processing power… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them develop the ability to integrate with more AWS services. There are increasingly more and more services coming out from AWS but there are also certain… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight because it is very reliable in the way that it fulfills its key objective of being performance driven. If you're considering this or a similar… more»
JohnBowling
Real User
IT Manager - Storage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Speed and reliability: This system hosts several mission-critical, latency-sensitive workloads and XtremIO has delivered… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Several processes that used to take several hours to complete are now taking minutes to complete. There are advanced… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like hardware capacity additions to be a little more flexible. The upgrade path for the existing XTremIO units… more»

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

At first glance, this solution is pretty expensive. However, when you factor in inline deduplication, inline compression… more»

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

We were using several other technologies prior to introducing XtremIO. We switched because PoC testing proved the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Download and utilize a free deduplication\compression tool to identify effective rates to determine effective capacity… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
VMware and Storage Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
May 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I really value deduplication and compression to save space.

How has it helped my organization?

It is our Tier-2 storage which is easy to provision from and has decent performance.

What needs improvement?

The CLI could be better documented, like with VMAX.

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

Look at other newer options. Unisphere is slow and Java based. This is not the easiest array to manage.

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

We were moving to IBM v7000 for price. However, it doesn't support NAS

What other advice do I have?

To me, the mid-tier storage arrays are getting displaced by lesser expensive All-flash options. EMC has been selling XIO… more»
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