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"I find its flexibility valuable."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are their retention logs. The other thing I have found most valuable is the way they handle the BHEA. Basically the DNS and everything is managed by itself. It is seamless to the users.""The way that they handle the DR is very good because when there is a failover, it is seamless to the users.""Feature-wise, it has a lot of features. The most valuable features include de-duplication, encryption, version controlling, support, and tamper-proof data."

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"The pricing can definitely be better."

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"What is lacking in this solution is a simple process to migrate from existing systems.""In terms of the customer support, I can say it's a mixed reaction depending on the country.""They should improve the user interface. It's a little bit complex. It does not have a self-learning method. You need to know how to use it before you touch the system. The user interface is not self-explanatory."

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"You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better"

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Top Answer: I find its flexibility valuable.
Top Answer: We pay yearly based on the storage size. You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better.
Top Answer: The pricing can definitely be better. It would also help if they made it even more flexible. For example, some customers ask us if they can generally use it for a file. I would like it to make it more… more »
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HCP, Hitachi Vantara Content Platform, Hitachi Vantara HCP
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Swarm provides a platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. You no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Consolidate all files on Swarm, find the data you are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of your resources.

Hitachi Content Platform is an object storage solution that enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, share, sync, protect, preserve, analyze and retrieve file data from a single system. It is more efficient, easier to use, and capable of handling much more data than traditional file storage solutions. HCP automates day-to-day IT operations like data protection and readily evolves to changes in scale, scope, applications, storage, server and cloud technologies over the life of data. In IT environements where data grows quickly or must live for years, decades or even indefinitely, these capabilities are invaluable.

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Sample Customers
iQ Media, NEP, Texas Tech University, Telefónica, City of Austin, Massive Media, Data Deposit Box, Premier Physician Services, Truliant Federal Credit Union
Rabobank, Xinhua News Agency, Kremsm'ller Industrieanlagenbau KG, KSC Commercial Internet, AIS Group, Shanghai Interactive Television Co. Ltd (SiTV), China Telecom, Spin Master
Top Industries
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider28%
Insurance Company5%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Caringo Swarm is ranked 14th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while Hitachi Content Platform is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. Caringo Swarm is rated 8.0, while Hitachi Content Platform is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Caringo Swarm writes "A user-friendly software-defined object storage solution that's highly flexible ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Content Platform writes "Has valuable retention logs and the DNS is managed by itself ". Caringo Swarm is most compared with Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING8 and MinIO, whereas Hitachi Content Platform is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cloud Object Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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