EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued) vs. StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

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
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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StarWind SA helps organizations with fixed compute platforms meet storage performance and capacity growth requirements by providing them with high-performance and scalable storage covered by 24/7 support. StarWind Storage Appliance is designed to handle high-performance or unpredictable data growth. It serves storage as a single namespace to different environments via multiple uplink protocols: iSCSI, SMB3, NFS, including RDMA-capable iSER and SMB Direct. As an all-flash hyperconvergence…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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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
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.6
2 Ratings
Flash Array Performance10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Flash Array Integration8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Compression10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades8.01 Ratings9.72 Ratings
Simplicity5.01 Ratings9.72 Ratings
Power Savings7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Ratings
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
Likelihood to Recommend
6.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
2.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
EMC XtremIO Flash Storage (discontinued)StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
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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StarWind
It is well suited in data transfer and storage of files under secure environment. It has contributed to immediate Return on Investment with low cost performance. I totally recommend it to any company for its high speed performance under secure data channels. It does reliable reporting on data integration and analysis on daily basis pointing out areas that have challenging operations.
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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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StarWind
  • Very cost-effective. You choose the hardware.
  • Very reliable and performant.
  • Excellent proactive support. They call us when there is an issue.
  • Very flexible. Can mix and match spinning disk and SSD depending on capacity and performance needs.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Its expensive but worth it
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StarWind
  • Not sure what improvements are needed. The UI could possibly be more intuitive.
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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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StarWind
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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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StarWind
I have not been able to work with same featured product in our organization, however the performance of this platform has been excellent. The support center has been reliable and trustworthy giving us 100% support on daily basis when we deach them. It is affordable to any business enterprise that is ready to implement data storage and transfer programs. The maintenance and scalable cost is reasonable and and the services has been great.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Using XtremIO has made our VDI much more palatable for users.
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StarWind
  • It enabled us to upgrade our storage and switch from FC to iSCSI at a reasonable cost.
  • iSCSi is so much less expensive to maintain.
  • StarWind is upgradable and you never lose your investment.
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