The world’s most best AFA, with the most consistent performance envelope, the only dependable inline dedupe – and only truly scale-out design just got better :-)
- Free snapshots. no performance impact, no limits. The OLTP use cases with XtremIO just got more Xtreme.
- AIX support!
- ViPR Controller support is coming shortly.
Here’s a demonstration of one of the use cases, OLTP snapshot for accelerating test and dev cycles. Note how simple it is to do everything, and how the performance of the system is so linear! Also note how the benefit of having a scale-out architecture means the whole workload just keeps singing as it tripled…
It’s very notable what this demo shows:
- Snapshots work easily.
- Snapshots have no performance impact (same metadata advantage used for inline dedupe).
- As customer have workloads that “strain” a single X-Brick, when they have multiple test/dev instances, all being hammered – the fact that XtremIO scales out (truly unique in AFA land – scaling out front end, metadata all distributed and in memory, and also a distributed persistence pool) means that total cluster load (you might be ok with 80K IOps with a non-scale out solution, but as you use rich test/dev cycles – if the load exceeds that of a “non-scale out” approach, you are kinda hosed).
This area (the AFA battleground) is one of the hardest ones to maintain my “never go negative on the other guy” mantra (as our competitors – even their CEOs – slag us publicly, mostly erroneously – and not a little, but a lot). I’m going to keep trying, but well – it’s starting to get to “drop the gauntlet” point. I’m sure others feel the same about us – so maybe it’s quid pro quo.
Customers are LOVING XtremIO, and it has rapidly become the market share leader in the AFA space. Customers use it– for all sorts of use cases: VDI, Virtual Servers, OLTP – and more!
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise (and as we vaulted into the lead, people started to really come out swinging). XtremIO has the full support of EMC behind it, and as you can see, the roadmap is strong and accelerating. Is there room for improvement? Yes – there always is!
If you want to know where we ARE having issues, or want to see my personal view on the “inline” vs “not inline” debate, most recent back and forth in the interwebs and the $1M guarantee read on…