Compare MinIO vs. NetApp StorageGRID

MinIO is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 5 reviews. MinIO is rated 9.0, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Easy to manage and has a powerful API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "The implementation went smoothly. It is a 'setup and forget' type of appliance". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Pure Storage FlashBlade, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Scality RING8 and Nutanix Files, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, Scality RING8 and StorageCraft OneBlox.
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The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration.

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Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple.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.

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The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved.

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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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This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version.

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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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MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.

MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.

While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.

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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Software R&D Company55%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company6%
Comms Service Provider5%
Software R&D Company35%
Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm8%
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