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Dell EMC leads the All-Flash array race

IDC puts XtremIO ahead of competitors NetApp and HPE

Dell EMC leads the All-Flash array race
XtremIO arrays designed to accelerate and consolidate mixed block storage workloads.

Dell EMC has solidified its leading position in the All-Flash storage market, with a 40% revenue share, and nearly 2.5x its nearest competitor, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker for September 2016.

Dell EMC XtremIO All-Flash Array (AFA) has garnered more than 3,000 customers and US$3 billion in total sales since its November 2013 debut, according to EMC.

XtremIO arrays are designed to accelerate and consolidate mixed block storage workloads such as databases, analytics, server virtual machines and virtual desktop infrastructures. It offers a scale-out architecture with always-on, always-inline data services with some of the industry’s best inline data compression and de-duplication capabilities. It also features integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) to help customers accelerate and improve productivity for the business and in their IT organisation.

Dell EMC also recently announced software updates that extend XtremIO application integration and management features for both VMware and Microsoft virtualised environments.

“XtremIO’s market momentum is validation from customers of the product’s capabilities for accelerating and consolidating mixed block storage workloads in modern data centres,” said Dan Inbar, SVP and GM, XtremIO, Dell EMC. “Our customers tell us they deploy XtremIO because ‘it just works’ to deliver consistent and predictable sub-millisecond performance for their IOPS-hungry application workloads. 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.”

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