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Likelihood to Recommend

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

TrueNAS

TrueNAS completely changed how I purchase storage, it will be difficult for me to recommend a different vendor in the future. TrueNAS allows you to purchase storage however you want and will assist you with creating the right type of ZFS configuration for your environment. ZFS is flexible and allows you to add storage in large bundles or one drive at a time. You can mix storage types and sizes in your pool based on what your needs are. This is the perfect storage solution for small to mid sized data centers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
7.3
TrueNAS
Flash Array Performance
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
TrueNAS
Flash Array Integration
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
5.0
TrueNAS
Data Compression
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
6.0
TrueNAS
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
TrueNAS
Simplicity
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
TrueNAS
Power Savings
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
6.0
TrueNAS

Pros

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

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

TrueNAS

  • Blazing Fast Storage
  • Exceptional Support
  • Flexible purchasing options
  • Flexible configuration options
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TrueNAS

  • Veeam Storage Integration
  • More reporting/logging integrated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

TrueNAS

We purchased StoreVirtual appliances 6 months before they announced end of life - we were unable to expand our volumes due to product availability. We used this opportunity to look at different vendors since we needed to configure a new product anyway. Not only did TrueNAS match the performance offered by Pure Storage and Nimble, it did it at a fraction of the cost. We had concerns over using a relatively unknown (to us) product but decided it was worth the risk. The level of support I have received from TrueNAS is beyond what I have received from any other vendor. 24 hours support. Experts available to assist, not only with support issues, but with analysis of logs and configuration changes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

TrueNAS

  • TrueNAS has allowed me to reduce calculation time on all of our BI applications
  • Allowed us to replace a full rack of storage with one appliance and expansion array.
  • Eliminated our reliance on support for an EOL product from HPE.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

General

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

TrueNAS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
8.0
TrueNAS
10.0

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