We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The stability is probably the most valuable aspect of the product."
"It's a cloud storage solution, which makes it quite flexible. If you have one terabyte today and need ten tomorrow, it's not a problem."
"The most valuable feature is that it requires less utilization of space, compared to storing directly to the database of the system. It offers a unique way of doing things."
"The solution gives us the ability to move large amounts of data to the cloud and it gives us on-premises connectivity. Additionally, the storage can be shared from the cloud to on-premise."
"The solution can be used for all Office 365 applications."
"We've had issues with bandwidth in the past, and we don't know where the bottlenecks are. We're not sure if it's on the AWS side or with the clients or the configuration in between. There's no visibility."
"The security could improve in the solution."
"Initial setup could be simplified and that would make the user experience better."
"I cannot say it's perfect."
"It would be nice if the solution was more complete. Many customers are looking for a single solution or silo that they can manage everything from. It would be nice, instead of having different products, if everything a client needed was in one solution."
"There is a monthly subscription for the use of this solution."
AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid storage service that enables your on-premises applications to seamlessly use AWS cloud storage. You can use the service for backup and archiving, disaster recovery, cloud bursting, storage tiering, and migration. Your applications connect to the service through a gateway appliance using standard storage protocols, such as NFS and iSCSI. The gateway connects to AWS storage services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and Amazon EBS, providing storage for files, volumes, and virtual tapes in AWS. The service includes a highly-optimized data transfer mechanism, with bandwidth management, automated network resilience, and efficient data transfer, along with a local cache for low-latency on-premises access to your most active data.
NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) cloud-integrated storage provides secure, fast back up data to any cloud at up to 90% lower cost compared with on-premises solutions. Cloud Backup gives you the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in your existing backup infrastructure and lets you meet your backup and recovery service levels.
AWS Storage Gateway is ranked 3rd in Cloud Storage Gateways with 4 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 2nd in Cloud Storage Gateways with 1 review. AWS Storage Gateway is rated 7.8, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Storage Gateway writes "Flexible, stable, and easy to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Easy to use, easy to install, and simple to retrieve backups". AWS Storage Gateway is most compared with StorSimple, Nasuni, Panzura, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere Edge and CTERA Cloud Backup, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Cohesity DataProtect and Nasuni.
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