Mfg. Part: X02-KIT02-FD | CDW Part: 3200461
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XTREMIO BRICK 2 CONFIG KIT (FIELD) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The deduplication and snapshot copies are valuable. Valuable Features:* Dedupe, because we achieve 3.5X space savings with XtremIO* Snapshot copies* Ease of use* Improvement in storage efficiency without compromising on performanceImprovements to My Organization:We have just used the product in a proof of concept test and we are yet to move it into production.Room for Improvement:Integration with other EMC SAN storage array ecosystems like VMAX3, Unity, etc., especially for consistency group protection: This will help to consistently recover applications which are spread across multiple product lines like VMAX3 and XtremIO for various reasons.Use of Solution:I have been using the product for one year.Stability Issues:We have not encountered any stability issues.Scalability Issues:We have not encountered any scalability issues.Technical Support:The technical support is good.Previous Solutions:We did not use any other solution beforehand.Initial Setup:The initial setup was straightforward with a very simple-to-use interface.Cost and Licensing Advice:All the software-inclusive licensing simplifies the cost model.Other Solutions Considered:We did not evaluate other options.Other Advice:Mileages vary, so please test the dedupe rate and performance metrics you are achieving for your workload, before implementing in production.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are a strategic business partner.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Flash array with deduplication and compression. I would like to see improvements in the database workloads. Valuable Features:Flash array with deduplication and compression.Improvements to My Organization:* Helps VDI users for business growth* Provides good performance* Cost effective* For the VDI environment, deduplication is effective. The OS deployed will have the same data again.* Flash provides good performanceRoom for Improvement:I would like to see improvements in the database workloads. During the testing of database workloads, we found it slow to process I/O requests. This may be due to the compression/deduplication feature available in the product which is still being taken care of by the same controllers.The product designer should provide a recommendation for which type of workload deduplication/compression will be effective.This is good to have for VDI, but not for high database workloads though its flash array.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution for the past two years.Stability Issues:There were some stability issues initially, but there aren’t many issues now.Scalability Issues:I did not encounter any issues with scalability.Technical Support:Technical support is good.Previous Solutions:We had multiple tier storage without deduplication/compression. We switched due to cost and performance.Initial Setup:The solution is easy to implement and administer.Other Advice:This solution is good for VDI environments, but not recommended for database workloads.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are partners.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Initial setup of this product following stacking and racking servers is straightforward. Valuable Features:Compression and de-duplication are the most valuable features, especially when compared to other All-flash arrays like Solidfire, Violin Memory or Pure Storage.Improvements to My Organization:Overall space usage has decreased, plus input/output operations per second (IOPS). Performance has increased exponentially.Room for Improvement:The replication and DR capabilities could be improved, since there is no native replication technique with XtremIO. EMC wants customers to rely on EMC RecoverPoint for those needs or VPLEX for DR sorts. Native replication is needed.Use of Solution:I have used it for 3 years.Stability Issues:I did not encounter any stability issues, it is very user friendly and easy to use.Scalability Issues:Scalability was non-hazardous and even online.Technical Support:Technical support was exemplary with a very fast response time by Dell EMC.Previous Solutions:We used to employ high-end and mid-range products from multiple vendors like EMC and NetApp before we switched to XtremIO for good performance and space economical-ability.Initial Setup:Initial setup of this product following stacking and racking servers is straightforward. The product is not complex in its modus-operandi and you have the bonus of sources and support availability.Cost and Licensing Advice:Pricing is definitely on the higher side and licensing plus maintenance can come as a package. I recommend this as a good negotiation technique with EMC.Other Solutions Considered:We first evaluated and selected VIMM (NVRAM chip) arrays which were faster than XtremIO but costlier. We then looked at new players like Nutanix, and even ScaleIO. But in the end, XtremIO turned out to be cost-effective and at the same time worth spending for the change.Other Advice:Be it XtremIO or anything else, you need to see that requirements are aligned with the following:- Data Centre space and cost.- Storage growth trend and capacity forecast.- Application performance and requirements.- Operational readiness and implementation timelines.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It provides good user experience and replication for DR purposes. It should have native replication. Valuable Features:Its consistent speed and replication features are most valuable to us. It provides a better user experience and replication for DR purposes.Improvements to My Organization:In the VDI arena, it helped speed up VDI sessions and also helped improve the amount of VDIs versus disks.Room for Improvement:Replication: EMC should have native replication ability, not something you have to take an outage for in order to install, i.e., if you did not purchase the replication when you rolled out the storage array.Native replication is important for a few reasons:* If something goes wrong, it gives you more of a "one throat to choke" scenario, meaning you only have to talk to one or two vendors.* Native replication is usually cheaper, especially IP replication (versus fiber-based replication).* When replication is native, you can usually have more insight at to what is replicated and what is not, instead of having to query various different things to get an answer.* Native replication is usually easier to set up and maintain. It also has little less administrative work and overhead costs.Use of Solution:I have used this solution for about two years.Technical Support:I would give the technical support a 8/10 rating.Previous Solutions:We had VDI running on another storage array. Thus, we switched to this solution so that we could utilize the speed and the inline deduplication.Other Advice:Make sure you understand and check how EMC’s replication and licensing policy for replication works.Also make sure you are at the latest code and fully understand how the grouping and clustering of hosts on the storage array works.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-02-27
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