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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

The Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is suited to very high performance workloads, often it would be used for a single workload where performance is key and 100% of the data is hot. It is not so well suited to mixed workloads such as virtualization, although it would perform brilliantly well it would be overkill and there are better solutions such as Powerstore for this purpose.
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

K2 works well in our mixed-use virtual environment. I would not hesitate to place any workload on K2, it has always performed well. We use fiber-channel connectivity as it replaced our large legacy storage array, replacing one rack of spinning disks with 4U of flash.
Eric Ellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
7.8
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
7.3
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
9.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
8.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
5.0
Data Compression
Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
8.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
6.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
7.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
Simplicity
Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
7.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
Power Savings
Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
8.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
6.0

Pros

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

  • Performance
  • Availability
  • Support
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

  • Great performance
  • Great support
  • Super-simple to use
Eric Ellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

  • High purchase cost
  • Difficult to upgrade
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

  • Not well known, so third-party support is lacking
  • Data reduction is good, but not as good as expected (actual 2.7:1)
Eric Ellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

The NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Array is a similar solution designed for maximum performance, however the Ell EMC PowerMax NVMe has been show to perform better in tests. I also like to use Dell hardware in a VMware environment because of the integration and ease of support you get between Dell and VMware as they are essentially the same company.
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

We performed a bake-off with K2 and one other vendor and they performed identically. K2 pricing was aggressive, performance was great, and it offered the features that we needed at a price that we could afford
Eric Ellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

  • High performance enables business to respond to demand
  • High cost does make the ROI more challenging
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

  • Installing K2 reduced runtime of one of our batch processes, freeing up one employee for other tasks.
  • Less time managing storage.
Eric Ellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

General

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

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe
8.0
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
8.0

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