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Dell XtremIO vs. SolidFire
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell XtremIO vs. SolidFire and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The Metro clustering and solid-state performance, are the most valuable features of this solution.""A valuable feature of XtremIO is that, in terms of administration, it's simple and manageable.""Xtrem10's features are more simple to implement. The integration and interface are also good.""The performance is good, which is important.""The most valuable feature of Dell EMC XtremIO is the data protection (DP) group, it is one of the most advanced features in these types of arrays. The dedupe and compression that this array provides both do a superb job."

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"The system efficiency is excellent overall.""It's got full API functionality and the performance is pretty steady.""SolidFire provides seamless performance across your storage system when you need to scale up. Other storage systems do not do that.""I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good."

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Cons
"If you are looking at flash storage solutions, XtremIO doesn't offer any unique features. Most of my customers are migrating their workload from XtremIO to other formats because of this.""Scalability is something that can be improved because there is an issue when it comes to mixing versions.""XtremIO needs to be lower priced. It also needs better endpoints and scalability.""I would like to see the ease of deployment and built-in Metro clustering.""In the next release, the solution could have better integration and if we can host assets on the cloud, such as NetApp has the NetApp volumes, which we can host on the cloud directly called NetApp CVO (cloud volume ONTAP). Dell EMC should come up with something purely on the cloud rather than manage services."

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"SolidFire should start from two nodes instead of the four nodes. That's the only thing. In a lot of solutions, we have to use four nodes, that's the better thing. But as a starting point, two is better. That's why their starting point is expensive.""You don't have business continuity with SolidFire. I think it could be a nice feature to have in the future.""The user interface needs to be improved. Much of the client feedback involves comments such as "Oh, it's hard to navigate through."""The upgrade process could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This solution is a little bit pricey."
  • "The price of the solution should be reduced. The price matches the price of a VMAX service but it does not have the capability of a VMAX service. However, the prices of Dell EMC XtremIO can be reduceable."
  • "XtremIO is an all-flash array, which means it's a costly solution. When compared with general mid-range storage solutions, this is more expensive. As far as I know, there are no additional costs besides the license."
  • "Licensing is approximately $200,000 per year."
  • "Too high priced for the Brazil market."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The Metro clustering and solid-state performance, are the most valuable features of this solution.
    Top Answer:Licensing is approximately $200,000 per year. There are no additional costs other than the licensing fees.
    Top Answer:The evergreen factor, which is the ability to upgrade in-place upgrades to new hardware could be improved. I would like to see the ease of deployment and built-in Metro clustering.
    Top Answer:I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.
    Top Answer:Within HCI, the whole solution is considered to be quite extensive. As just a storage solution, however, SolidFire is at the same level of pricing as a full SSD solution like ASF. It really depends on… more »
    Top Answer:The only thing I would see as a drawback of SolidFire, is that it's a storage that we can address only with the iSCSI protocol and no other protocol such as FC, or things like that, unfortunately… more »
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    Also Known As
    Dell EMC XtremIO Flash, Dell EMC XtremIO X2, XtremIO, XtremIO X2
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    Overview
    Bring all-flash, scale-out storage to your enterprise applications with EMC XtremIO. Purpose-built for flash, XtremIO storage arrays are amazingly fast. Delivering high IOPS at less than 1 millisecond latency is just the start. EMC XtremIO helps you harness the power of flash storage by building in innovations like content-based data placement and dual-stage metadata.

    SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

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    Buyer's Guide
    Dell XtremIO vs. SolidFire
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell XtremIO vs. SolidFire and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell XtremIO is ranked 18th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Dell XtremIO is rated 7.4, while SolidFire is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell XtremIO writes "Useful data protection group, effective compression, and stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolidFire writes "Simple to deploy and has good stability ". Dell XtremIO is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell SC Series and Dell Unity XT, whereas SolidFire is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), VMware vSAN, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. See our Dell XtremIO vs. SolidFire report.

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