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Matt Walty
Real User
Senior Account Executive at Nordisk systems
Sep 13 2017

What is most valuable?

* Scale out: Scale out is a differentiator for them, especially in the enterprise market. It's key for a lot of customers. * There's no forced forklift upgrades. The customer that has… more»

What needs improvement?

They might not like me saying this, but I would love to see capacity on its DRAM. I know it's not cost effective for them to do it, but I think that it could be a big differentiator… more»

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

We do sell multiple products. But when Kaminario was brought to our attention, it became the core focus for most of our customers. There are some mid-market SMB customers that it may… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think that the latest government reports are pretty telling. If you look at the latest government reports on how they're ranked in all the different categories, they pretty much… more»
Boaz Refaeli
Real User
Director of Engineering at Telefonica
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

* Inline deduplication * Inline compression * Scale in and out * Easy operation * Extremity low latency * Stability I can… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used to be work with EMC solutions VNX and VMAX, which were very costly, hard to maintain, and no matter how many… more»

What needs improvement?

The change resolved many coding issues that we had which required a long development process to resolve performance which… more»

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

The Kaminario setup is simple and there are no hidden licensing fees so this area is a relief.

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

We used to be an EMC end-to-end solution utilizing VNXs and VMAX. The solutions were very expensive, hard to maintain (not… more»

What other advice do I have?

I started with Kaminario searching for one solution for all our services from the perspective of looking forward to the… more»
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IT-3922
Real User
IT and Facilities Lead at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Standard-based monitoring means we aren't locked in to using platform-specific or proprietary tooling to track and monitor… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We no longer have to consider the performance penalties associated with different application profiles in our cloud stack… more»

What needs improvement?

The front panel of the drive shelf doesn't always seat firmly. Aside from that, we haven't found any shortcomings in their… more»

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

Consider the total investment in each suite being considered. The "extra" costs associated with features and options that… more»

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

I didn't use a different solution in this installation, but did previous deployments with NetApp, EMC, EquaLogic and the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make use of the team Kaminario provides in the sales and post-sales processes. They're an invaluable resource in… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
IT Manager at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jun 19 2017

What do you think of Kaminario K2?

What is most valuable?

The speed is the most valuable feature; the speed and, for us in particular in what we're doing, the data de-duplication. We're using this for our continuous-build system. We just have a lot of the same systems that have the same information on them; while they get built, de-dup's huge.

For how long have I used the solution?

We trialed POCs starting in November of last year (2015). We purchased in January of this year. We've been going now for nine months in production, and three months prior to that as a trial of the hardware.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been absolutely and consistently stable. I don't believe we've had any down time since installing it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It will meet…
Rob Richardson
Real User
IT Manager,DBA at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The primary benefit is they actually guarantee performance and capacity. I don’t know of any other firm that backs this up… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Image backups of our production servers that used to take hours now take minutes. This has greatly increased performance… more»

What needs improvement?

They are continuing to improve the product and support new features in virtualization, including Vmware.

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

As with any hardware purchase, be clear with the vendors on what your expectations are and get their commitments in… more»

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

Yes, our legacy storage array was a traditional (hard drive) array that needed to be replaced due to age and lack of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Be sure to make a real cost comparison based on performance and ability; don’t just buy from someone because they’re the… more»
GeneThomas
Real User
Vice President / Chief Information Officer at a healthcare company
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* Solid-state storage drives * Price per gigabyte * Logic/software management

How has it helped my organization?

* Ability to deploy large numbers of virtual desktops * Enables quick updates to virtual desktops We thought we could only… more»

What needs improvement?

The interface look and feel could be improved.

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

The licensing is all-inclusive.

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

We used both EMC Clarion and Dell Compellent. We wanted a solid-state solution, better software management capabilities… more»

What other advice do I have?

Spend time with the engineering staff to understand current and future offerings. I was impressed.

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Kaminario K2 is the world’s only storage solution that delivers the predictability needed to handle the highly unpredictable world of modern businesses. This highly flexible all flash storage platform allows customers to cost-effectively scale capacity and performance to support their ever-changing business –seamlessly, on-demand and with no disruptions.

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