File and Object Storage Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Tamer Embaby says in a Red Hat Ceph Storage review
Unix Solutions Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Data redundancy, since it can survive failures (disks/servers). We didn’t lose our data or have a service interruption during server/disk failures. View full review »
Principa7fd7 says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Principal System Analyst at a university with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability. View full review »
SeniorArd17c says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Senior Architect and IT at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is performance. View full review »
Solution3f8e says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Solutions Architect at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on. It's not complex. Everything's included in the licensing. You pay for a terabyte of storage. You don't pay for it if you want to upgrade to a bigger driver. Your support is set constantly in the Evergreen model. You also get free refreshes, etc. All of that in combination gives everybody an easier feeling of how they're going to go forward and what their known costs are further on down the road with Purity. View full review »
Engineerd3fd says in a SwiftStack review
Engineering Manager at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The SwiftStack Controller, which is the web UI, provides out of band management. This has been one of the best features of it. It allows us to be able to do upgrades and look at performance metrics. It is a top feature and reason to choose the product. View full review »
Ron Trompert says in a SwiftStack review
Group Leader Online Data Services at Surfsara
The most valuable feature is its versatility. We use 1space and we can use it for almost anything: for our cloud service, for backups of VMs. You can use it for almost anything. That's something we like very much. We have a storage policy where we have three copies of the data. We migrate that data to another storage policy and we use the 1space feature for that. I very much doubt that the developers envisioned that use case when they developed it but it does work. When working with petabytes of data, we find that data can be ingested and accessed at a fast rate. SwiftStack is also quite flexible when it comes to hardware. It depends, of course, on the use case and the kind of hardware you want to buy. But you have quite a bit of choice in hardware. The SwiftStack software itself does not impose anything on you. View full review »
IT Systems Admin at Greer CPW
The solution’s inline deduplication and compression do a good job. View full review »
Manager340157 says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Speed is its most valuable feature. The compression is amazing. View full review »
ITNetwor7697 says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
IT Network Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees
The management is its most valuable feature. The predictive performance analytics are pretty good. The simplicity of the solution is great. View full review »
Headcld09876 says in a SwiftStack review
Head of Cloud Operations at a tech vendor
The most valuable features are its * resiliency * deployment cost. The resiliency gives us uptime that is better than what we're able to deliver with competing products. View full review »
Chris Gatch says in a SwiftStack review
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* The scalability: The ability to scale the platform to very large capacities, while remaining manageable. * You can do file and object in the same platform using their proxyFS capability. * We have had good technical and operational support, which has been an important factor for us. * The hardware is flexible. They provide a wide range of options. View full review »
Scientif48eb says in a SwiftStack review
Scientific Information Officer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
* You can bring your own drives, which don't have to be certified. This usually means that they cost significantly more to insert a certified drive with the manufacturer who is selling you your solution. * It is platform independent, so you bring your own hardware. It doesn't matter if you get a Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, etc. Its hardware agnostic capabilities are great. Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo are obviously big players, but sometimes they don't have the best prices. You are not tied to any one particular vendor, and it gives you great flexibility as far as pricing is concerned. You can go out, and say, "Give me the most capacity in the smallest number of use spaces." Sometimes that's not the big vendors, it's the small vendors who provide this. * The forward thinking in their cloud solution creates a global namespace across the major public clouds. It allows you to go from on-premise to the cloud seamlessly. They have made it easier to move data between the different cloud vendors and move those flows from on-premise to the cloud, then from the cloud back to on-premise. That freedom that they facilitate is hard to put a price on, because it gives you flexibility. * The metadata search capabilities are something that we look forward to being able to use, though we haven't fully had a chance to get into them. However, in the life sciences area, it could be tremendously beneficial. * Ease of operation: We got it up and running, and it's been solid. We can upgrade the capacity of our drives at any point in time. * The flexibility that the solution provides, both for hardware and on-premise, then to the cloud. That flexibility is great. View full review »
Jim Merritt says in a SwiftStack review
Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
The biggest feature, the biggest reason we went with SwiftStack, rather than deploying our own model with OpenStack Swift, was their deployment model. That was really the primary point in our purchase decision, back when we initially deployed. It took my installation time from days to hours, for deployment in our environment, versus deploying OpenStack Swift ourselves, manually. Since then, there has been a lot of value-add that we've gotten out of it with the SwiftStack Gateway and ProxyFS, and the Metadata Search that they've added over the years. It performs much better than I expected. We have a fairly large capacity network that supports our SwiftStack hardware. So performance, for us, has really never been a large issue. As a backup target, which is probably the one place that it would matter, our max ingest rate is about 2 TB per hour, which is more than adequate for our needs. View full review »
VpOfEngic9de says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
VP of Engineering at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Primarily, most of the features that we've used work out of the box. It's fairly simple if you just roll it out. We integrated it with our kubernetes cluster fairly painlessly but, also the flip side of that is that's where the pain point is coming from because we need a bit more control over it. That's been the frustrating aspect of it, but for the most part, it was plug and play. View full review »
Practiced5ea says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Practice Manager for Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is its ease of use. We went from six different storage vendors down to one. The training for the operations staff and others that had to deal with this on a provisioning standpoint was much easier to do. The process was seamless and very easy to learn. It has absolutely simplified our storage because the dashboards on the consoles show a clear understanding of where you are, and it is also very easy to provision. This been a big help for our teams. I am very happy with the latency, availability, and reduction rates. View full review »
Mudasser Zaheer says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Senior Global Manager at DXC Technology
* Deployment * Cost per terabyte View full review »
SeniorTe500e says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Senior technical architect at a marketing services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Speed and ease of use are the two most valuable features. I like the information that we're getting out of the predictive performance analytics feature so far. We've only had it for six months so we need to get some more data. View full review »
Gustavo Lima says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
COO at Santa Lucia
The most valuable feature for us would be that it's a good cost-benefit solution for storing large amounts of data compared to other solutions in the market. View full review »
Technicad7c9 says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Technical Director at Envestnet Yodlee
Deduplication and response time are its most valuable features. View full review »
StaffSys92a1 says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
Staff System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its SSD to storage is its most valuable feature. It helps simplify our storage, because the user interface is very simple and the installation is easy. View full review »
National4173 says in a Pure Storage FlashBlade review
National Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features would be the IOPS performance and the ease of management. View full review »
Jeff Frankowski says in a NetApp StorageGRID review
Senior Systems Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
With the amount of data storage that we use, it is helpful. View full review »
StorageA7004 says in a NetApp StorageGRID review
Storage Architect at TELUS Corporation
Gives us that object storage presence in the Canadian marketplace. We are the only service provider providing it today, outside of the big players: AWS and Azure. It has excellent usability. View full review »
Enterpriadd1 says in a NetApp StorageGRID review
Enterprise Storage Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The speed of the disks is the most valuable features. Before our storage was a bottleneck, and now, it is no longer a bottleneck. We are able to have all of the storage that we need for our security videos. View full review »
Jamil Alatrash says in a NetApp StorageGRID review
Lead Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The S3 bucket. The ability to get to the StorageGRID from anywhere on my network. The solution is remote. You don't have to be at a physical location. Backup and recovery as fast as you can using AltaVault. Deduplication and compression: You save up to 70 to 80 percent of your data size, if not more. This is for nonencrypted data. You can save up on your own storage using StorageGRID. View full review »
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