EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued) vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)
Score 6.4 out of 10
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XtremIO was a flash storage from EMC that is now discontinued. Dell Technologies instead offers the PowerStore series.N/A
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
Score 9.3 out of 10
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The NetApp® EF-Series is a family of entry-level and midrange all-flash storage arrays that accelerate organizations' access to data and help derive value from it. These systems offer NVMe flash storage and provide more affordable to extreme IOPS, boasting response times under 100 microseconds and bandwidth up to 44GBps.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Enterprise Flash Array Storage
Comparison of Enterprise Flash Array Storage features of Product A and Product B
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
8.9
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Flash Array Performance10.01 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Flash Array Integration8.01 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Data Compression10.01 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades8.01 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Simplicity5.01 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Power Savings7.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Best Alternatives
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.4 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
Likelihood to Recommend
6.2
(3 ratings)
9.2
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
2.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
XtremIO would be useful for any production storage environment, or even any staging or development environment where performance mattered. It would not be ideal to use for backup storage.
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NetApp
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is useful for the application that required high badwidth , IOP's like Video surveillance, analytics (hadoop), online transaction processing applications, fast data backup and restore. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is less appropriate for the application that required low/medium IOP's . i.e log collection application server, snapshot collection ... etc.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • The deduplication and compression is very good. This especially helps for VDI applications.
  • It is easy to setup and map hosts to volumes.
  • The new HTML5 console is much better than the older Java.
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NetApp
  • Storage pooling with thin provisioning
  • Solution of MetroCluster in Cluster-Mode known as MCC
  • very good solution for more than 500 users per cluster
  • impressive IOPS, microsecond response times
  • Faster database application
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Its expensive but worth it
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NetApp
  • NetApp EF-Series All Flash Array need to perform the additional configuration for multipathing
  • Experienced are required to manage this storage
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Usability
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NetApp
HW and SW of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays are easy to use, with very good support.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
This was one area of real disappointment. EMC support was very slow to schedule work like installations and upgrades. Break/fix support was fairly standard. After the Dell merger, things have started improving but there is a lot left to be desired here.
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NetApp
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I/O delievered by XtremIO can't be compared with any other flash storage. Existing relationship with vendor and pressure to improve I/O bottleneck was the key objective
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NetApp
I have not been able to work with such a great platform in my career experience. Data storage and networking of all databases have been a great achievement of this platform. The user interface is simple and the dashboard shows clear trends in data infrastructure. There are backup storage systems on our cloud servers in case we lose any data. It has an automated update system that keeps our applications up to date.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Using XtremIO has made our VDI much more palatable for users.
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NetApp
  • High dedupe ratio
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