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Pros
"It helps automate our storage infrastructure.""Right now, we have an older StorageGRID. I like that we can grow it.""It improves our operational efficiency.""It has awesome scalability. We consume it with storage appliance nodes, then we just plug and play as we need more.""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."

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"The most valuable features are the interface and support."

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"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.""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.""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."

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"The implementation is a little bit complex and should be made easier."

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"While we have been able to save money on storage costs, it could be better.""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.""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."

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Top Answer: Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple.
Top Answer: We had issues in a few areas because we couldn't do it from GUI. There is a separate tool for accessing the object and removing it and this created quite a challenge while exiting the data on… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case for this product is to replicate our backups to cloud on StorageGRID. We are integrators and don't use the solution ourselves, we install it for our clients. I'm an IT Service… more »
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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. 

Nutanix Files (Files) enables you to share files across user work stations or VMs in a centralized protected location to eliminate the requirement for a third-party file server. Files uses a scale-out architecture that provides Server Message Block (SMB) file services to Windows clients for home share and user profiles. Files consists of three or more file server VMs (FSVM) or also known as a Files cluster. Files supports multiple file server clusters creation.

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NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews while Nutanix Files is ranked 12th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. NetApp StorageGRID is rated 8.2, while Nutanix Files is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "The implementation went smoothly. It is a 'setup and forget' type of appliance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Files writes "An interface that is simple to use and the redundancy is good". NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Cloudian HyperStore, Scality RING8 and MinIO, whereas Nutanix Files is most compared with Qumulo and MinIO.

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