Dell EMC explains why CIOs opt for XtremIO storage

Dell EMC today said the XtremIO All-Flash Array (AFA), an enterprise storage product, is the All-Flash market leader with 40 percent revenue share, nearly 2.5x its nearest competitor.

XtremIO, which was launched in November 2013, has more than 3,000 customers and $3 billion in total sales in less than three years.

CNA, Vestas and The Boston Red Sox are some of the customers of XtremIO.

Dell EMC says these customers are making investment in XtremIO as a key component in their modern data center strategies because it delivers predictable performance with sub-millisecond latencies.

Enterprise CIOs are opting for XtremIO enterprise storage product for accelerating and consolidating mixed block storage workloads such as databases, analytics, server virtual machines and virtual desktop infrastructures.

Dell EMC’s XtremIO enterprise storage product offers scale-out architecture with always-on, always-inline data services with inline data compression and de-duplication capabilities. It features integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) to help customers accelerate and improve productivity for the business and in their IT organization.

“As a jewel in the Dell EMC All-Flash storage portfolio, we’re excited to continue developing XtremIO to address an even broader set of enterprise workloads and use cases that can benefit from the product’s unique All-Flash architecture,” said Dan Inbar, SVP and GM, XtremIO, Dell EMC.

Dell EMC’s XtremIO customers

CNA, eighth largest US commercial insurance writer, has selected XtremIO storage to manage its production and pre-production storage.

Ray Oral, CIO, CNA Financial Corporation, said: “We need to make sure that information is secure, can be rapidly accessed and scaled to meet our increasing needs. Working in a highly regulated industry, we can’t afford to have anything go wrong which is one of the reasons we selected XtremIO.”

Vestas Wind Systems, a wind turbine company, had expanded its data solution with Dell EMC and replaced a legacy infrastructure with XtremIO to ensure they continue to help deliver wind energy solutions.

“The wind systems data that we collect, store, and analyze is mission-critical to the success of our business so we chose Dell EMC’s XtremIO All-Flash arrays as our storage platform,” said Lars Chr. Christensen, vice president plant solutions, Vestas Technology & Service Solutions.

Boston Red Sox, an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, selected XtremIO All-Flash arrays to manage both its business and baseball environments.

“Our XtremIO All-Flash arrays store data from our front office systems, including everything from Customer Warehousing Data, CRM, sales systems and finance applications to Business Intelligence and Analytics. This gives us a more complete picture of our fans and ensures that we can offer them the best experience possible,” said Brian Shield, vice president, information technology, Boston Red Sox.

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