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2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC XtremIO?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC XtremIO, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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11 Answers
Ahmed Essa - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Share Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-24T18:35:00Z
24 June 22

Dell XtremIO is an old product according to the current surge rate available in the market. I would rate the solution a seven out of 10.

DM
Infrastructure Systems Team Lead at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-22T19:08:00Z
22 December 21

As it has come to its end of life, you can't recommend it. It has been superseded by another Dell product. I would rate Dell EMC XtremIO a seven out of ten.

RahulRukhaiyar - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at Fidelity International
Consultant
Top 20
2021-11-16T14:49:24Z
16 November 21

I would recommend this solution to others, it will make their life easier. I rate Dell EMC XtremIO an eight out of ten.

SP
G. Manager- Technical Services with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-28T16:33:11Z
28 December 20

Overall, I think that this is a good product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

GD
IT Manager at a tech services company
Real User
2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
24 September 19

I would rate it an eight out of ten. I would recommend this solution to someone considering it.

MS
Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-09-23T06:33:00Z
23 September 19

Overall, including the format, support, and technical performance, I would rate it as seven of ten.

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it_user851880 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
22 September 19

We've used multiple versions of the solution. We started with a legacy version from the VMAX 40K and then we went to the VMAX All-Flash 450FX. Currently, we are planning also to use PowerMax 8000. We use the on-premises deployment model. We don't deal with any cloud models. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I'm talking from the banking sector point of view. The banking sector is a more critical system. You have to keep your system up all day, all week, and you can not lose even a bit of transaction even for a millisecond or microsecond because you'll lose money. From my point of view, it's great, it's not like any other solution.

HassanZaki - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Center Manager at overit
Real User
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
19 September 19

We are using the on-premises deployment model. My advice to those who plan on implementing the solution is to make sure you are doing accurate sizing. Don't just size for your current use only. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

MA
Regional Technical Manager CST at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
19 September 19

I am a partner for Dell EMC. My complaints are not about the features of this solution, it's more about the pricing and the support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user1175643 - PeerSpot reviewer
Snr. Build Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
15 September 19

The performance of some of the features of the solution is very powerful. XtremIO was powerful enough to allow us to disable features of other items. If I didn't have to think about the cost, I would rate the solution ten out of ten. This solution is geared toward enterprise-level companies. Small and medium-sized businesses would find it extremely expensive.

TB
IT Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
15 September 19

My advice to others would be to test it first to see the expected ratios. Do a check to see if they deliver what they promise. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. To make it a perfect ten, I would like to see better scalability.

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The best advice I can offer is to clearly define the business objectives for the POC. Just trialing AFA without a specific goal is the mistake to avoid. For instance if you required workload (if known) is 50,000 IOPS and 1MS response time for 1000 concurrent users... it is not very meaningful to evaluate systems that provide 2million IOPS and 0.5MS response time. If you can run real workload and inject predictable load would be great.
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The best way is to determine the following - 1. What will the AFA be used for - workload type, application, etc. 2. What is the workload required as noted previously as evaluating a rocket ship over a car is a big difference in pricing, IOPS, etc. 3. Test multiple vendors - as many as possible that offer the solution required for the PoC as it will help with pricing in the end. 4. Test, test, test - ensure to put the AFA solution through its paces when testing so you can ensure the one you purchase is the one you need. There are many vendors in the AFA space and not all are equal. Be sure to research while conducting testing.
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