Jamil AlatrashLead Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple."
"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."
"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."
"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible."
"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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NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. NetApp StorageGRID is rated 8.6, while Scality RING8 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 Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Cloudian HyperStore, MinIO and Pure Storage FlashBlade, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, Qumulo, MinIO and SwiftStack.
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