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Anonymous User
Real User
Head of Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The performance and simplicity are the most valuable features. We originally moved from NetApp, which in our opinion was an extremely... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the reasons why we had to move away from our old storage solutions was that we started to use virtual workstations. That's a solution... more»

What needs improvement?

They only use block-level storage and with NetApp, we were able to use file-level storage. That means we could leverage NFS or we could leverage... more»

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

I recommend the product because of the licensing and pricing. It seems like they are flexible regarding pricing in compared to other vendors.... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to use it. Just make sure whether you need to go with an all solid-state drive solution or whether you can use their hybrid... more»
Yossi Bensimon
Real User
CIO
Mar 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The BackDating feature which allows us to go back to any point in the past at one second granularity, is an amazing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our ability to respond to any data damage has improved dramatically. Performance has also improved substantially.

What needs improvement?

Scalability. Reduxio has only one product, they don’t have an option, for now, to expand the storage product.

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

Reduxio’s licensing model is quite attractive. All licenses are included in the product pricing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, we used a different product from one of the large storage vendors. We switched because the service contract ended.

What other advice do I have?

First impression was that "it's too good to be true" and we wanted to see if the product really does deliver all the... more»
BobWhitcombe
Reseller
Technical Sales Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the tight VMware integration, due to the migration from bare metal to virtualized... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We took a while to jump onto VNX – largely for file with our block storage handled by EMC Symmetrix. VNX turned out to... more»

What needs improvement?

Storage is undergoing a sea change in affordable cost per bit, solid-state drives and new latency requirements for... more»

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

Time your acquisitions and license discussions around year-end close.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using EMC Symmetrix and NetApp previously but moved our midrange file to VNX due to the commonality of the tool... more»

What other advice do I have?

Be clear on what your storage applications are and what level of scale you need. For the big Kahuna in the back end, we... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Global Head of Server and Storage Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ease of scaling. * It's ability to provide different endpoints with different amounts of scalable storage. * The way that it integrates... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The greatest benefit is its uptime. Also, performance and flexibility are very good. It runs both virtual workloads, as well as, native... more»

What needs improvement?

We rely on WORM, so some sort of WORM feature would be good. We have to use other platforms for that. It would be nice to have that on the table... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using a legacy EVA system. It was just a natural choice. We needed to maintain the CLX packages that were also available for the EVAs.... more»

What other advice do I have?

When picking a vendor, the ability to execute on time and deliver on time is most important.
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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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

Which solutions did we use previously?

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

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