Great array for its time, but not today's choice
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 28, 2019

Great array for its time, but not today's choice

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with XtremIO Flash Storage

XtremIO was originally purchased to provide a high-performance storage platform for our critical systems. It is being used across the entire organization as a storage option in our VMWare environment for high-performance datastores. We also use it for some FC attached storage for our physical servers which run AIX.
  • The storage array is very fast. The performance is great.
  • It integrates well into the other ancillary products EMC offers.
  • It takes up a large amount of room in the datacenter. A dedicated rack is required for even a minimal configuration.
  • The management interface is a bit slow and feels dated, but it gets the job done.
  • It has met our performance expectations.
At the time the EMC was selected due to the existing relationship with EMC and the maturity of their product compared to the other vendor's options. However now that the maturity gap has been closed and the storage wars have proven which companies will remain for the foreseeable future, we have decided to move away from the XtremIO and go with an alternate storage company due to the price and cost of ongoing support. The EMC product is still a great product, I just find it too expensive to purchase and maintain in today's competitive marketplace.
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.

Do you think XtremIO Flash Storage delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with XtremIO Flash Storage's feature set?

Yes

Did XtremIO Flash Storage live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of XtremIO Flash Storage go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy XtremIO Flash Storage again?

No

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.

XtremIO Flash Storage Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
10
Flash Array Integration
8
Data Compression
10
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
8
Simplicity
5
Power Savings
7