2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Dell EMC XtremIO?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell EMC XtremIO.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Ahmed Essa - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Share Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-24T18:35:00Z
Jun 24, 2022

Dell XtremIO needs to provide better performance to keep up with new products.

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

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.

RahulRukhaiyar - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at Fidelity International
Consultant
Top 10
2021-11-16T14:49:24Z
Nov 16, 2021

The replication of Dell EMC XtremIO could improve. In the newer versions they have improved, however, the replication can be improved further where we can include concurrent or cascaded methodologies. 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.

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

The cost of this solution could be reduced. Scalability is something that can be improved because there is an issue when it comes to mixing versions. We cannot mix version one and version two. This is something that may have been improved but earlier, it is something that was a challenge in terms of scalability.

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

The management should be improved and the GUI interface could be better and easier. In the next release, they should improve the replication. There should be high availability. You can't do replication from one EMC to another, you would need to use another tool with the way it is now.

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

The most important thing for the system engineer is to check if there is latency in the IOPS for any run. You cannot measure the number of IOPS or whether or not it is overloaded. You cannot measure anything in EMC about this. Most solutions, especially HP, improved our fall-over performance, with our database and servers. Most servers are HP, but we use EMC now only for backup. One thing that should be improved is the reporting and monitoring tools. It should use real-time monitoring for storage, IOPS, latency, etc.

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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
Sep 22, 2019

The solution needs to be simplified. When you integrate your storage with other systems, it could use a little bit of automation.

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

The deployment of the solution could be simplified. The solution should be integrated into the system by default and not separately.

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

The product could be improved by reducing the pricing and having better organization in their technical support team.

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
Sep 15, 2019

It's not an improvement so much as a query. What I'm curious about is whether or not the feature has the ability to do inline data reduction between two physical storage solutions. If we have one storage solution in the UK and the other in Australia, will the system be able to tell us what we have already, so we aren't sending 95% of our data across the world unnecessarily? I know that the feature works locally on the source solution. What I'm curious about is, would that data reduction feature work between two instances of XtremIO in two different places.

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

What needs to improve is that the end compression uses a lot of CPU, which makes it difficult or impossible to upgrade. I believe that it has improved in the upgraded versions, which we don't have yet. Also, the price and interface should be simplified too.

it_user351513 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, EMEA Datacenter and Database Operations at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Sep 25, 2018

The stability of the product needs improvement.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 13, 2022
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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it_user1175643 - PeerSpot reviewer
Snr. Build Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 15, 2019
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
Sep 15, 2019
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.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 24, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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it_user351513 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, EMEA Datacenter and Database Operations at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 25, 2018
It is expensive if you need to increase scalability.
HassanZaki - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Center Manager at overit
Sep 19, 2019
The pricing is okay. It tends to offer some of the best pricing, but I still think it could be better.
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