Compare Huawei FusionStorage vs. NetApp StorageGRID

Huawei FusionStorage is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews. Huawei FusionStorage is rated 8.0, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Huawei FusionStorage writes "Provides block, object, big data, and file storage and has a simple GUI-based management platform ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "The implementation went smoothly. It is a 'setup and forget' type of appliance". Huawei FusionStorage is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Scality RING8, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Cloudian HyperStore.
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The product has a very simple GUI-based management platform and it is very simple to use. There is a very easy step-by-step configuration procedure that guides you through, and you can configure it very easily.

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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.The implementation with NetApp went smoothly. It is a 'setup and forget' type of appliance.It has enabled us to save money on storage costs. We removed our tape library.It has improved our operational efficiency through time consumption and logistics by 40 to 50 percent. Everything that had to do with our legacy tape solution has been improved and is now more efficient.It has awesome scalability. We consume it with storage appliance nodes, then we just plug and play as we need more.It helps automate our storage infrastructure.Right now, we have an older StorageGRID. I like that we can grow it.It improves our operational efficiency.

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The initial setup and installation is not that straightforward. It should be made easier and the time to install should be reduced.

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There was a small amount of confusion when working with StorageGRID and Active Directory for access. We had to do things three to four times resulting in our engineer troubleshooting a couple of things. The location of the menu, along with what is inside the menu: configurations, settings, etc., is not straightforward to users. Most users are Windows-based. So, when make logical changes to the menu which are not similar to Windows, users and administrators get confused.The redundancy and reliability are great, but I also see room for improvement there. I would like to see more efficiency in the storage and dedupe/compression solutions.I would like to see them integrate more with the monitoring platforms. It is a bit difficult to get automated monitoring of the system.The processes around installation and upgrade need improvement.It has its quirks here and there, but it is an older NetApp system.We want to move towards Azure in the cloud. Right now, the system is all physical.The only real issue that we have run into is, when we are cloning, we cannot do a thin provision clone, it has to be a full clone.

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Creating your own data stores, backups, or storage grids, helps eliminate all these costs of downloading all the data back after you downloaded to the cloud.Buying the solution is expensive, but it saves you money down the line when you factor in the logistics of not having to buy tapes.The licensing that the S3 service provides them from a FabricPool standpoint is more attractive than the licensing from AWS or Azure.We save money on storage costs from this solution since it allows us to have a source of revenue from customers consuming the service.While we have been able to save money on storage costs, it could be better.The price is attractive.We chose NetApp because of price and performance.

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Overview

Huawei FusionStorage fully distributed cloud storage features massive scale-out capability designed for cloud-based architectures. The on-board storage system software combines the local storage resources of standard x86 servers into fully distributed storage pools, providing block, object, or file storage resources to the upper layer. An enterprise can easily obtain the required flexibility and efficiency in data storage to keep up with the ever-changing dynamics of business.

Store and manage unstructured data at scale using NetApp StorageGRID for secure, durable object storage. Place content in the right location, at the right time, and on the right storage tier, optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs for globally distributed rich media. 

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