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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
7.3
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Flash Array Performance
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Flash Array Integration
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
5.0
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Data Compression
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
6.0
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Simplicity
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
9.0
XtremIO Flash Storage
5.0
Power Savings
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
6.0
XtremIO Flash Storage
7.0

Pros

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • 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.
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

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • Its expensive but worth it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

XtremIO Flash Storage

XtremIO Flash Storage 2.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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
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

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • Using XtremIO has made our VDI much more palatable for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

General

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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
XtremIO Flash Storage
6.2

Support Rating

Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
XtremIO Flash Storage
2.0

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