Exablox is a offered as a high performance scale-out file storage appliance which was acquired by disaster recovery solution company StorageCraft in January 2017 to boost that company's product line.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/i9/Ya/IEXSMRULLTP7.jpegStorageCraftInexpensive Storage2018-10-29T21:05:23.877ZWe are using Exablox in two ways. First, as a SMB file share for departments in the college, and second as a datastore for our VMware ESXi environment.,Exablox is simple to setup and relatively easy to use. Exablox is priced very competitively and is a good value for the cost. Exablox has good customer service.,Exablox is still in its infancy as a company and in some respects the product feels like a version 1.0. Integration with VMware ESXi has some bugs that need to be figured out.,8,We purchased Exablox specifically for our ESXi environment, so we are hoping to get the wrinkles worked out to see a greater return on our investment.,NetApp FAS series, Backblaze and HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube),VMware ESXi, Veeam Backup & Replication, HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube),50,3,Esxi datastore for running College websites, databases, DevOps, and internal IT tools. SMB file share for department files and faculty data.,Not really anything innovative, Exablox was purpose built for certain things, and that is how we use it.,We have been experimenting with product called OneXafe from StorageCraft that uses Exablox as a primary target for backups, which includes dedup and replication. Exablox makes a perfect platform for those backups and for replication of those backups to their cloud.,7,Yes,Price Product Features Existing Relationship with the Vendor,I think we would have made the same decision. Exablox was the perfect fit for us.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,We did not have any issues during implementation.,10,Self-taught,Exablox was very easy to learn. I would definitely recommend others to train themselves. No need to pay for training.,9,Spend some time getting familiar with the configuration pages in the browser to see where things are. Once you know where to go to configure the storage it is very simple.,No - we have not done any customization to the interface,No - we have not done any custom code,We did not do any customization.,Yes,9,Yes,We had a file share issue, which was more of a user training issue, connecting Exablox to our Active Directory domain. StorageCraft sent someone to our office to work through the issue with me.,The initial configuration was simple. Upon powering on the Exablox you get an IP address. The remainder of the config is done in a browser using a setup wizard. Setting up SMB shares and NFS share was a simple matter of going to the Shares webpage and filling in a few settings.,None.,No,10,,10,10,The only "integration" we attempted was using Exablox with ESXi.,Not at this time.,Single Signon,10,No advice.,10,10,We negotiated pricing. With a limited budget we were able to find funding, and StorageCraft worked with us to get the product at the right price.,Be honest and straightforward and you can expect StorageCraft to do the same.,Yes,The biggest benefit for us was the tighter integration with ESXi.,We are not looking for anything specific, but we are excited to see where StorageCraft can improve in the future.,No,NoVerified User
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October 29, 2018
Score 8 out of 10
- Exablox is simple to setup and relatively easy to use.
- Exablox is priced very competitively and is a good value for the cost.
- Exablox has good customer service.
- Exablox is still in its infancy as a company and in some respects the product feels like a version 1.0.
- Integration with VMware ESXi has some bugs that need to be figured out.
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For SMB file storage Exablox is great, but as an ESXi datastore it still needs work.
Exablox Scorecard Summary
Exablox is a offered as a high performance scale-out file storage appliance which was acquired by disaster recovery solution company StorageCraft in January 2017 to boost that company's product line.
Categories: Scale-Out Storage
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