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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp SolidFire

Solidfire is a good, multi-purpose array for iSCSI environments. Grid architecture allows incremental, linear expansion of the array both in capacity and performance. The all-flash is a very high performance, low latency platform for a lot of applications. The way the company has architected the platform allows for continual upgrades and removes the lift-and-load replacements if you stay with Solidfire in the future. The Solidfire fiber channel implementation is workable, but largely there is a checkbox. I cannot imagine any fiber channel shop is going to look at a Solidfire seriously, unless they are looking to move towards Ethernet based transport. Write intensive workloads struggle on the array. The double-helix data protection combined with the architecture can make writes more latent than expected - well into the teens and 20's of ms within the array.
Philip Sellers | 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

NetApp SolidFire
7.9
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Flash Array Performance
NetApp SolidFire
9.6
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Flash Array Integration
NetApp SolidFire
8.4
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Data Compression
NetApp SolidFire
8.6
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
NetApp SolidFire
8.6
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Simplicity
NetApp SolidFire
6.2
XtremIO Flash Storage
5.0
Power Savings
NetApp SolidFire
6.2
XtremIO Flash Storage
7.0

Pros

NetApp SolidFire

  • Speed is incredible.
  • Ongoing maintenance is great.
  • Price point was quite good.
Anonymous | 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

NetApp SolidFire

  • API documentation could use some help
  • GUI can be slow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • Its expensive but worth it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetApp SolidFire

NetApp SolidFire 8.5
Based on 3 answers
When we have had problems, the response on the Solidfire side has been strong, but not perfect. As they scale and integrate into NetApp, support from regions outside of the USA are having a more difficult time diagnosing and addressing issues for complex problems. The Boulder, CO, and Raleigh, NC, support teams are both extremely strong and provide top-notch support. ActiveIQ is a great support tool both for NetApp/Solidfire and for the customer. The proactive support tickets opened have been helpful. The node-based support has been excellent - meaning when we had a DIMM fail, they sent a replacement node - no time consuming troubleshooting of internal components to fix the issue. Upgrades are handled by SF technicians, so it feels white-glove
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

XtremIO Flash Storage

XtremIO Flash Storage 2.0
Based on 1 answer
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

NetApp SolidFire

SolidFire was chosen over these other service providers because of relationships we have with the company, with our reps, and with the local Denver presence. We also are a partner, and we felt that the solution stacked up technologically very well against the competition and was more cost effective.
Anonymous | 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

NetApp SolidFire

  • The ROI was quick - under 1 year
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XtremIO Flash Storage

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

Pricing Details

NetApp SolidFire

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

NetApp SolidFire
8.4
XtremIO Flash Storage
7.1

Support Rating

NetApp SolidFire
8.5
XtremIO Flash Storage
2.0

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