Rebecca SutterVice President, Information Services at Health Communications, Inc.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration."
"The ability to spawn a MinIO Tenant on demand and shut it down right after is most valuable."
"Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments."
"Very good at object retrieval."
"It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless."
"The initial setup is pretty quick."
"It's very easy-to-use."
"The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery."
"The main feature I have found to be product replication."
"It performs well and it is also very fast."
"The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved."
"There should be the ability to expand the size after it has already been deployed. Currently, you cannot do that. It doesn't support an increase in size. Each time we spawn a new MinIO, we need to track the particular MinIO instance or tenant that has the file. Therefore, we had to create a multi-tenant solution that tracks the MinIO that has our artifacts. It isn't in one single instance. It should have better multi-tenancy support."
"Documentation could be improved."
"The solution lacks documentation."
"It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product."
"Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes."
"The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services."
"It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology."
"There could be improvements in public cloud integration."
"I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes."
"This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."
"The price is a little high."
"In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little."
"The price of this solution could be made more affordable."
"Licensing fees are paid yearly."
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.
FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.
MinIO is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 6 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Offers good object retrieval performance and scalability; but native monitoring tools don't work above a certain bucket size". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Stable with good technical support and easy to manage". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, SwiftStack, NetApp StorageGRID and Hitachi Content Platform, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.
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