StorSimple Review

A good device for file storage

What is most valuable?

Ability to easily backup data to Azure.

How has it helped my organization?

This device has made it possible for us to almost entirely do away with Tape backup. It has good integration with Veeam but shines in file storage arena.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice for Storsimple to offer a unit with more fast disk so that it would mimic a traditional SAN more easily.

For how long have I used the solution?

3+ years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Had a SSD drive go bad in one of our older units. This was replaced under our service plan, but during the rebuild process encountered a bad block in another SSD that it was reading from and downed the device hard. had to rebuild the device from scratch with support and pull down the last backup from the cloud.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability so far.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

9 out of ten, they consistently beat service timelines.

Technical Support:

9 out of ten

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had everything on a traditional SAN but realized that we could also help in our backup strategy by moving file data to a device like this.

How was the initial setup?

Very straightforward any IT engineer could easily do it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a whitewater device, which was more backup oriented.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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