Reduxio [EOL] Pros and Cons
Reduxio [EOL] Pros
It has a very intuitive interface, it integrates more smoothly with our steps. With a different product from a different manufacturer, there are a lot more steps required to set up a volume, to make it available in VMware and to utilize it there.
We like the way the Reduxio is designed, the way the managing/operating end is just so much easier; fewer steps, more intuitive steps. It has a number of features baked into it that, in other products, are additional licensed components, like compression and dedupe.
The biggest feature, and one of the reasons we use it with the file shares, is its continuous Snapshotting. We can go back to almost to any point in time, not only to last night at midnight or a week ago, but 10 minutes ago or three-hours-and-so-many-seconds, or whatever the case may be. We already had a brush with ransomware in the past, so it's good to know we can dial back to just before a mishap happens.
It's very intuitive, has a very modern interface. Instead of making the user set up a million parameters for things that the system knows better anyway, they put all the intelligence in the product and made the controls much easier.View full review »
It has improved our backup and recovery window, because you can have two Reduxio machines linked up, so every block that changes on the primary storage array gets replicated to the secondary storage array. If one side or the other goes bad, you just recover from the other side.
We were also pleased to learn that Reduxio also has, beside dedup and compression that actually works, the "time machine" built in, which allows you to go back a few seconds or a few minutes before a ransomware attack gets you.
Most storage arrays when you buy them, they call it a "forklift upgrade," where a forklift comes in there and pulls out the old storage, and brings in a new storage. But with Reduxio, it can use all your old storage arrays, whether they're NetApp, or IBM, or EMC, or HPE, as targets for doing backups.View full review »
By using the BackDating option we can restore volumes based on time. It also reduces volumes and maintenance time.
It needs integration with cloud vendors for remote storage, and to be able to restore a single machine from a specific volume.View full review »
The pre-processing dedupe engine they have instead of post-processing.View full review »
I have an every second undo button for all my applications. I call Reduxio "the ransomware killer".
Reduxio requires zero upfront setup for backups. I get backups every single second for as long as I want with zero impact to performance.
In the event of a deletion, corruption, or ransomware, I am never going to lose more than one second of changes.
Write latency is averaging way under a millisecond.
We are getting 4.4:1 data reduction, which means we will be able to squeeze over 120TB into 2U. This is more than enough capacity for us.View full review »
In terms of deployment and also data storage, the deduplication ability of it has reduced that footprint.
One of the beautiful parts about it is the whole user interface. It's almost too simple. As an IT professional, you think, "Where are the works, how am I assured that this is actually protecting my data?" The ease of use in terms of deployment, and also the metrics that it feeds back to you are also among the many attractive features of the whole platform.View full review »
Reduxio delivers a self-contained system with all of the features rolled in and functional.
We are enjoying a quantum leap in speed, reliability, and available space with this system.View full review »
The TimeOS support and I/O performance. For instance, recovery of data from any point in time, and the speed of the unit, are incredible compared to other devices we reviewed.
The support has been so responsive and great, they feel like one of our staff members.View full review »
I like the performance. I think it's what you call a hybrid SAN. It has solid state drives and, of course, regular optical drives, which would make performance a lot better, faster.
I like the Reduxio TimeOS, specifically. That feature's pretty good. I haven't seen it in any other product. They're the only ones who have it.View full review »
The Reduxio box has improved our resiliency and management overhead.
Reduxio offers a very simple, elegant user interface (design) to manage it.
Reduxio provides a means of backing up the data that you store in it down to one second granularity.View full review »
Reduxio [EOL] Cons
The only thing that I'd like to see, at some point in time, is having the storage array being able to detect a ransomware attack. When you get hit by a ransomware it rewrites every block in your guest's virtual machine. So there should be a way for them to be able to detect that: "Hey, this is unusual, to see every block of this guest being rewritten all at one time," and then flag that as potential malware or ransomware.
Scalability is a little unusual. We came from the NetApp world where, if you needed more disk space, you just added more drives into the chassis, whereas with Reduxio, if you need more disk space, you have to buy a new chassis.
the only thing I would say negative about Reduxio is the cabling was a little bit confusing at first, but now that we understand it, it's easy. It was just so different from what we've seen before. That was the only hard part to get used to. The storage array is fully redundant, so there are some cross-connect cables that you have to run, from the A side to the B side, and the B side back to the A side, and we've just never seen anything like that before. But now that I understand the design, it makes complete sense. But initially it was confusing.View full review »
Integration is needed with other virtual vendors like VMware, Veeam, Hyper-V; that integration needs to be deeper, not just the way that they're using it now. I know that it's under development, but I think this is one of the disadvantages, for now, as a young company. They have to work with the other players on the market.
They're trying to do this, but they need to show more what their growth plan is, the development, what the next steps are, the future.View full review »
I am waiting on a feature set in the new version which should allow me to replicate between Reduxio iSCSI SANs for disaster recovery and also to 3rd party iSCSI SANs which are cheaper for an archive or DR target.View full review »
I would love an iPhone app to monitor my system from outside the firewall.View full review »
We had a brief hiccup, a brief outage, during one upgrade process, but it wasn't too extreme.View full review »
I would love to see deeper integration with VMware vSphere/vCenter. Right now, I can edit existing Reduxio datastore sizes in the vSphere web client. Provisioning new datastores that way would be nice.View full review »
Needs some hooks into cloud storage for backup. Also they should update the system to use additional secondary storage as a resource.View full review »
Needs to be made easier to use with slightly older versions of VMware.
The ability to look at data at a file level would be useful, as well as the ability recover at that level. Right now, you can only recover whole volumes.View full review »
The latest release limits web access to the admin console via Chrome only, and that's a bit of a hassle. Would definitely prefer something less restrictive there.
We had a single failure of the device but believe that it was tied to the server losing contact with our NTP server due to DNS issues. As Reduxio is very time-dependent, losing sync made the entire array unstable.View full review »
If Reduxio could manage multiple Reduxio systems within the same dashboard, or manage them as a single mode, it be very, very helpful for us.View full review »