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"All in, with hardware and everything else - and I hate to say a dollar amount because it's been awhile since I computed it - I know I'm under the $300 to $500 per terabyte mark. I call that my "all in" price, which has replications built in and protections built in.""One of their advantages of being a commercial open source platform is, for the scale that they offer, the pricing is pretty competitive.""The annual support and maintenance costs compared to our old solution for backups had about a two-thirds savings, so about a 60% annual savings on our support and maintenance contract. That savings funded additional expansion for what it was costing us for the support and maintenance contracts on old solution.""The pricing and licensing are capacity-based, so it's hard to put my finger on them, because so many different vendors charge in different ways. We are still saving significantly over any of the other options that we evaluated because we can choose the best hardware at the best price, then put SwiftStack software on it. So, it's hard to complain, even though a part of me goes, "It would be nicer if it were less expensive."""We have had a 40 to 50 percent reduction in CAPEX on the acquisition of new hardware, which is probably conservative.""COST_SAVING; We have had a 40 to 50 percent reduction in CAPEX on the acquisition of new hardware, which is probably conservative.""We find the pricing rather steep. Of course, you get quality for your money, that's absolutely true... [But] when you look at the prices of the licensing and the prices of your hardware, it's quite substantial.""We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size."

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6
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Active Archive System, ActiveScale P100, ActiveScale X100
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Overview

Big Data insights enable Fast Data applications. Your data can generate value when it’s aggregated, analyzed, and applied to business decisions. We live for long-term data preservation, and our ActiveScale object storage systems are changing the economics of data. The ActiveScale system architecture is designed for petabyte-scale datasets, facilitates storing data forever, and takes full advantage of our component-to-system vertical innovation.

SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
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EPFL, Illumination Mac GuffPac-12 Networks, Georgia Institute of Technology, Budd Van Lines
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HGST ActiveScale is ranked 15th in File and Object Storage while SwiftStack is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 6 reviews. HGST ActiveScale is rated 0.0, while SwiftStack is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SwiftStack writes "Gives us the flexibility to buy hardware from any vendor, and reduces our storage admin costs". HGST ActiveScale is most compared with Scality RING8 and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, MinIO, Cloudian HyperStore and VMware vSAN.

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