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Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

Welcome to this Ask the Expert event! Following the XPECT MORE webcast at 11am EST on November 14, join us here to discuss the features and benefits of the XtremIO 100% flash scale-out enterprise storage array.

Your hosts:

profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=8976&size=350Arindam Paul is addicted to the business of technology. He's been with XtremIO since 2012. Before XtremIO, he delved in SAN networking (Andiamo Systems - MDS), Core Routing (ASR 9000) and WAN Optimization (WAAS) at Cisco. And CDN (DSA) at Akamai.
profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=8840&size=350Chris Carrieri joined EMC in Feb 2011 and initially started as a customer engineer in Raleigh. He still lives in Raleigh, but now works in the Federal Division and has been highly focused on XtremIO implementations since May 2013. Chris is also focused on VNX and Avamar.
profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=8952&size=350Itzik Reich works in EMC's presales organization. He has deep expertise around virtualization and high performing environments. Itzik is a vExpert, VMware Certified Instructor, a MCSE, and a CITRIX Certified Administrator.
profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=8977&size=350Miroslav Klivansky is a consultant technologist with over 20 years experience, ranging from teaching software engineering to engineering management. He has comprehensive knowledge in multiple areas of storage, network, and system engineering, with performance and technical education at the core.

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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

This Ask the Expert event is now open for comments and questions. We look forward to a dynamic and informative discussion!

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GaryDArcher
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

Can I order a different capacity X-Brick or alway 25 drives per DAE?

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GaryDArcher
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

The keynote mentioned PowerPath -- does it support, use, require PowerPath/VE?

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arindam2
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

Its always 25 SSDs per X-Brick. There are no plans to provide ½ of a X-Brick or fractional DAEs at this time.

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GaryDArcher
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

In the Q&A of the keynote the responder said 1 X-Brick was 6U and 2-4 would be 5U each but the EMC Forum slide deck shows 22U for 4 not 21 -- can you clarify?

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arindam2
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

We are fully qualified with Powerpath and many other MPIO stacks. Feel free to check our ESSM matrix.

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GaryDArcher
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

So the sub 25 capacity in the reference architecture (I think it was 1.9 TB) was special, I'll always have 7.47TB per X-Brick, correct?

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arindam2
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Re: Ask the Expert: All About XtremIO

Here are the configurations

1 X-Brick system = 6U

2 X-Brick system = 13U

4 X-Brick system = 23U

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arindam2
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Which RA ? Every X-Brick has 7.47TiB usable. Anything else is not correct.