Kaminario K2 [EOL] Alternatives and Competitors

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Whitney Gray
Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database

What is our primary use case?

We use it for multiple databases. We use it for Oracle and for SQL. We also use it for file systems — Oracle, SQL, file system storage. Most of our use cases involve Oracle, SQL, VMware, and large file systems. I am a storage architect. have a state administrator that works with me as well. Internally, within our company, there are a few dozen employees using this solution. Externally, we literally have millions of people that hit that storage system every day. As far as our database administrators, they're always looking at the storage performance. Some of them actually have read-only log-ins… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."
  • "There's always room for improvement in the operating code."

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to look at the succeeding product, the replacement product that replaces it. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Dell EMC SC Series a rating of nine. Just looking back at it over time, the initial setup was a little more difficult back in the 2008, 2009 timeframe. If that wasn't so difficult back then, I would give them a ten. As I said, that did get better. They got much better over time, but that's why I said nine out of ten.
JR
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Good performance and managability, but technical support needs a lot of improvement

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and SolidFire is one of the products that we implement for our customers. It is used for virtualization.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system."
  • "The technical support is really bad and has to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

Rating this solution is difficult because I would rate SolidFire very high and NetApp very low. I have no trouble with features but we need the proper support. Whether I would recommend this solution depends on the requirements, although without knowing more, I would recommend something else. Overall, I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
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