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Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple.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.It has awesome scalability. We consume it with storage appliance nodes, then we just plug and play as we need more.It helps automate our storage infrastructure.Right now, we have an older StorageGRID. I like that we can grow it.

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The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good.

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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.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.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.The only real issue that we have run into is, when we are cloning, we cannot do a thin provision clone, it has to be a full clone.

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The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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.While we have been able to save money on storage costs, it could be better.The price is attractive.We chose NetApp because of price and performance.

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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. 

Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 5 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 1 review. NetApp StorageGRID is rated 8.4, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0. 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 Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, Cloudian HyperStore, Scality RING8, Pure Storage FlashBlade and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, MinIO, IBM Spectrum Scale, Nutanix and LizardFS.

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