Datrium out-guns VMAX, XtremIO and FlashArray all-flash boxes

Hyper- or hybrid converged system supplier Datrium’s DVX storage and compute system out-performs Dell EMC’s VMAX and XtremIO all-flash arrays as well as Pure Storage’s FlashArrays.

Datrium wants to be seen as a converged enterprise storage and compute systems supplier, and says it converges five use cases onto its DVX system; primary storage, backup, encryption, mobility and policies. These, it asserts, are traditionally stored and processed in different silos, with different suppliers’ products, be they on-premises or in the cloud.

The DVX platform can converge these. Datrium has a distinctly enterprise focus, saying it can support remote and branch offices and small departments; the traditional hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) market, but its focus is on the enterprise.

In that case it has to do well at the basic enterprise primary storage game, where capacity, performance and low latency count. Has it got the chops for this?

According to its internal tests using IOMark it does.

Datrium compared its results with publicly-available information about Dell EMC and Pure Storage arrays and came up with these comparisons;

It beat Dell EMC’s VMAX 950F and XtremIO X2 arrays and the Pure Storage Flash Array//m70 and //x70 in a range of mixed random read and write workloads and bandwidth tests. Pretty convincing.

The business’ products are aimed at hybrid multi-clouds with, Datrium says, the same customer experience whether it be on-premises or in the cloud.

Expansion into Europe

Datrium CEO Tim Page says his firm comes out top in 100 per cent of the customer POCs (Proof of Concepts) its entered. Its last two quarters have been knockouts in terms of revenue and the firm is expand outside its North America heartland with Europe its first port of call.

Sean Mullins, ex-Dell EMC, has been appointed as VP of Sales in Europe.

 It will focus on building out its UK presence this year—hiring and training new sales staff and developing relationships with organisations and partners throughout the region—with more ambitious expansion plans beginning in January 2020.

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