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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM POWER8 Servers

Do you run Windows loads? Are those loads exclusive to Windows? If yes, that's the only case where you cannot take advantage of POWER8 Systems.For all the other cases, workloads run better on POWER8. It doesn't matter if they are OLTP or web servers, in AIX, IBM i or Linux (Big Endian OR Little Endian), POWER8 Systems can run it. For HPC or AI cases where you need powerful GPU-CPU communication, POWER8 Machines have you covered as well, boasting better training times for AI models.
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StorageCraft OneXafe

For SMB file storage Exablox is great, but as an ESXi datastore it still needs work.
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Pros

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • Each CPU core is more powerful than x86, which lowers licensing costs.
  • RAS features of the platform surpass any commodity server, even in the lowest models.
  • The HMC allows easy management of LPARs, and even migration between machines.
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StorageCraft OneXafe

  • Exablox is simple to setup and relatively easy to use.
  • Exablox is priced very competitively and is a good value for the cost.
  • Exablox has good customer service.
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Cons

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • The noise levels for the scale-out machines are too much for small offices.
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StorageCraft OneXafe

  • Exablox is still in its infancy as a company and in some respects the product feels like a version 1.0.
  • Integration with VMware ESXi has some bugs that need to be figured out.
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Likelihood to Renew

IBM POWER8 Servers

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StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 7.0
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The price for Exablox was very appealing. If we can resolve the NFS datastore issues we are seeing in VMware, this is a perfect solution for a ESXi datastore. Once that issue is resolved, I will give Exablox a higher rating.
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Usability

IBM POWER8 Servers

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StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
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Again, the initial install, setup and config was simple through a web browser.
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Reliability and Availability

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StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
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Since the day we installed Exablox we have not had any down-time. The storage resources have been available 100% of the time.
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Performance

IBM POWER8 Servers

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StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
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SMB file access has been very responsive. We have not seen any slowness. Also, in using Exablox as tier 1 storage in our VMware environment, the VMs performed great. No slowness issues.
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Support

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StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 9.0
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Exablox has been very responsive to our requests. They communicate very well and are extremely knowledgable
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Implementation

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StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
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Straightforward and simple implementation. We completed the implementation in less than 2 hours.
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Alternatives Considered

IBM POWER8 Servers

When deciding on servers to run our critical applications IBM Power systems are always at the top of our list. The tradition of reliability, performance and security is unmatched in the industry. We have a large VMware environment running x86 servers but they mainly support windows based applications like exchange
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StorageCraft OneXafe

Exablox was much less expensive than other storage arrays and I think there are a lot of reasons to purchase them. I believe that as the product matures, it will be a great option for storage.
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Scalability

IBM POWER8 Servers

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StorageCraft OneXafe

We have not tried to scale Exablox so we are not familiar with this.
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Return on Investment

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • POWER8 Machines have allowed our customers to stay current on hardware and software, and to comply with the security standards required for communication.
  • Newer and faster machines have solved bottlenecks in our customers' workflows, meeting their growing demands.
  • POWER8 Introduces support for little endian Linux, which solves a problem some customers had when migrating to POWER8 Systems (the specific code that had endian-ness dependencies).
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StorageCraft OneXafe

  • We purchased Exablox specifically for our ESXi environment, so we are hoping to get the wrinkles worked out to see a greater return on our investment.
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Pricing Details

IBM POWER8 Servers

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StorageCraft OneXafe

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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