If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC XtremIO, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate it an eight out of ten. I would recommend this solution to someone considering it.
Overall, including the format, support, and technical performance, I would rate it as seven of ten.
We've used multiple versions of the solution. We started with a legacy version from the VMAX 40K and then we went to the VMAX All-Flash 450FX. Currently, we are planning also to use PowerMax 8000. We use the on-premises deployment model. We don't deal with any cloud models. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I'm talking from the banking sector point of view. The banking sector is a more critical system. You have to keep your system up all day, all week, and you can not lose even a bit of transaction even for a millisecond or microsecond because you'll lose money. From my point of view, it's great, it's not like any other solution.
We are using the on-premises deployment model. My advice to those who plan on implementing the solution is to make sure you are doing accurate sizing. Don't just size for your current use only. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
I am a partner for Dell EMC. My complaints are not about the features of this solution, it's more about the pricing and the support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
The performance of some of the features of the solution is very powerful. XtremIO was powerful enough to allow us to disable features of other items. If I didn't have to think about the cost, I would rate the solution ten out of ten. This solution is geared toward enterprise-level companies. Small and medium-sized businesses would find it extremely expensive.
My advice to others would be to test it first to see the expected ratios. Do a check to see if they deliver what they promise. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. To make it a perfect ten, I would like to see better scalability.