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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

It is well-suited for small and medium businesses and possibly niches in larger networks. It is iSCSI-based, so not suitable for FC environments. You don't have to have advanced knowledge to implement it, but a little bit of knowledge about how storage works can help. It is excellent for our VMware ESXi environment with three hosts.
Anonymous | 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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Simplicity
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
XtremIO Flash Storage
5.0
Flash Array Performance
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Flash Array Integration
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Data Compression
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Power Savings
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
XtremIO Flash Storage
7.0

Pros

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • 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.
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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • Not sure what improvements are needed. The UI could possibly be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • Its expensive but worth it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

We used FC-based EMC and Xiotech previously but they were end-of-support and too expensive to upgrade. We looked at several iSCSI solutions such a Dell, NetApp, and others and the cost performance of StarWind was way better.
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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XtremIO Flash Storage

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

Pricing Details

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
XtremIO Flash Storage
6.2

Support Rating

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
XtremIO Flash Storage
2.0

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