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Dell EMC XtremIO is the #20 ranked solution in our list of best All-Flash Storage Arrays. It is most often compared to Dell EMC PowerStore: Dell EMC XtremIO vs Dell EMC PowerStore

What is Dell EMC XtremIO?
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.

Dell EMC XtremIO is also known as Dell EMC XtremIO Flash, Dell EMC XtremIO X2, XtremIO, XtremIO X2.

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Dell EMC XtremIO Customers
Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Dell EMC XtremIO pricing:
  • "This solution is a little bit pricey."

Dell EMC XtremIO Reviews

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G. Manager- Technical Services with 51-200 employees
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Performs well and it is space-efficient with good data compression and inline deduplication features

Pros and Cons

  • "The performance is good, which is important."
  • "Scalability is something that can be improved because there is an issue when it comes to mixing versions."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and we use Dell EMC products for our customers. The XtremIO is one of the all-flash storage arrays that we use.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are data compression and in-line deduplication. 

The performance is good, which is important.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Dell EMC XtremIO for the past three or four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

XtremIO is quite a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scaling this product is not easy.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have been in contact with technical support and the experience was good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. The deployment is not complex and not much time is required. The stop that takes time is data migration.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is a little bit pricey.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When this product was launched and we procured it, it was good. Now that there are new products coming in, I don't know if they will continue with this one or not.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I think that this is a good product.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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