Compare MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade

MinIO is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 15 reviews. MinIO is rated 9.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Easy to manage and has a powerful API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Scality RING8 and Nutanix Files, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, NetApp StorageGRID and Nutanix.
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The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration.

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It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on.The initial setup is pretty easy and simple.We have integrated it with VMware. The integration process is pretty good. Especially with VMware, it helps with the capacity of it.We can capacity plan at a greater level than we used to.It has absolutely simplified our storage because the dashboards on the consoles show a clear understanding of where you are, and it is also very easy to provision. This been a big help for our teams.

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

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It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.In terms of scalability, it doesn't expand out quite as robustly as some of the others, but it covers 90% of the market in what it does.The speed could be improved.I have not seen ROI.The technical support needs to improve. When we open a case, it is auto assigned to a support tech person. Nine out of ten times, we get an email right back saying that person is off until tomorrow. I cannot handle that. They just did this over the weekend to us, too. I had to call our rep and have them do something about it.On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge.

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

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Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc.Our licensing is renewed annually.I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional.We used a reseller for the purchase.Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO.

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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.

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.

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Top Industries
Software R&D Company55%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company6%
Comms Service Provider5%
Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Software R&D Company34%
Marketing Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
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