Anonymous UserPrincipal System Analyst at a university
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 most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on."
"Using this solution has made our backups more reliable."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is performance."
"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."
"The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved."
"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."
"I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution."
"I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution."
"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."
"This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."
"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."
"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."
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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.
MinIO is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. MinIO is rated 9.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. 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, Scality RING8, SwiftStack, NetApp StorageGRID and Nutanix Files, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore and Qumulo.
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