Anonymous UserDirector of IT at a non-profit
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the snap shot."
"There are a lot of features that are excellent. The data compression during the transfer, for example, is good. The replication is great. The durability of the solution and the speed of the data moving from one site to another is impressive."
"The solution is very stable."
"Overall, the product is very good. It's an easy to use tool."
"The most valuable feature is the data replication tool. There is also a lot of ability for data migration."
"The user interface is very easy to manage. The replication is also very easy to set up."
"This solution is easy to implement and easy to use."
"They have a very effective dashboard and good reports."
"The dedupe and compression are pretty extreme. On disk, we're getting dedupe rates of up to 65 percent of data and compression of 34 percent. When you go to the cloud, it's more like 76 percent for dedupe and almost 50 percent for compression."
"Deduplication is the most valuable feature. It saves us a lot of space. When we back up 100 terabytes of data, after dedupe, it only uses maybe five to six terabytes for the disk space in QoreStor."
"QoreStor has helped us to reduce our backup storage requirements on-premises. We've been using the same devices for quite a while, and so it lets us keep using them as opposed to having to rip out all that hardware and create a new on-prem solution. The advantage here is even if we had to retire the hardware tomorrow, the QoreStor part doesn't change. We just have to have additional hardware and put the solution back on whatever hardware we pick and it'll do the same thing."
"Data deduplication and replication would be the top two features. The encryption and cloud tiering are also attractive for the future."
"It is not as efficient as it needs to be. It doesn't compress the data really well when it is forwarded to a secondary site. The download performance could be better."
"At the moment, we are not using the synchronous mirror, but we can implement the synchronous mirror. The only thing is that it needs another license. This is the same issue we have with business continuity. It needs another license to be implemented. You need too many separate licenses for the features. They should add some of the aspects of the premium bundle into the basic bundle. Sometimes our customers choose other replication services because of the initial cost of the licenses."
"There is probably some limitations when it comes to the scalability of the solution."
"The user interface could be simplified. They might want to have fewer options on it, to make it less complicated. There are a lot of options we never use ourselves. They're often very specialized and don't apply to us."
"In the next release, I would like to get an active IP number solution."
"The new coursework models need to be improved. The bandwidth monitoring could also be better."
"We have different families of storage, such as the E-Series and Flash systems, but NetApp cannot be set up between them."
"In the next release, I would like to see Data reduction included and WAN optimization."
"The setup of the software is definitely not the easiest thing. I worked a lot with Quest engineers, especially in the early days when we were first testing it and trying it out. I actually had some of the developers working with us at one point because they were going through these point releases, and I was having trouble getting it to work in this S3-compatible situation. We got it all working eventually, but setup is definitely not the easiest thing in the world."
"In terms of improvement, we would like to have an Air Gap feature to prevent a virus from attaching to something. So that when we don't do a backup, we want the QoreStor to stay offline. It would be a nice feature to have."
"The installation could use improvement. The initial installation was a little touchy and it's not really user-installable. You have to have a connection to support to install."
"They need to increase their maximum capacity. Other than that, they're doing a pretty good job."
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QoreStor® by Quest expands your data storage options while reducing your storage footprint and costs. Use QoreStor to quickly and easily shift data and object storage to the cloud for backup, disaster recovery and compliance purposes. Advanced compression and data/object deduplication algorithms slash storage requirements so you don’t exceed your storage budget.
NetApp SnapMirror is ranked 4th in Data Replication with 10 reviews while Quest QoreStor is ranked 5th in Data Replication with 4 reviews. NetApp SnapMirror is rated 8.2, while Quest QoreStor is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of NetApp SnapMirror writes "Enables us to make a copy of the data on the main storage and move it to backup storage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest QoreStor writes "Multi-thread backups and snapshotting have eliminated the scheduling issues we had to deal with around backups". NetApp SnapMirror is most compared with NetApp Snapshot, Dell EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication, Dell EMC AppSync, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility and Hitachi TrueCopy, whereas Quest QoreStor is most compared with Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce and Dell EMC Avamar. See our NetApp SnapMirror vs. Quest QoreStor report.
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