Anonymous UserSolutions Architect at a computer software company
Anonymous UserCTO / Co founder at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We can capacity plan at a greater level than we used to."
"The initial setup is pretty easy and simple."
"We have integrated it with VMware. The integration process is pretty good. Especially with VMware, it helps with the capacity of it."
"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."
"The feature that I like most is the analytics part of the file system."
"The most valuable feature is real-time analytics."
"The technical support needs to improve. When we open a case, it is auto assigned to a support tech person. Nine out of ten times, we get an email right back saying that person is off until tomorrow. I cannot handle that. They just did this over the weekend to us, too. I had to call our rep and have them do something about it."
"The speed could be improved."
"I have not seen ROI."
"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."
"In the future, I would like to see non-disruptive updates."
"The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive."
"I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional."
"Our licensing is renewed annually."
"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."
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.
Qumulo is the breakthrough leader in simplifying unstructured data management at massive scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Qumulo provides a high-performance file data platform designed to store, manage and create workflows and applications with data in its native file form at a massive scale across hybrid cloud environments. With Qumulo you can easily manage the full data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing and archiving with cost-effective capacity, dynamic scalability, automatic encryption, real-time analytics and an advanced API that enables customers to easily integrate Qumulo into their technology ecosystem and workflows.
Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 11 reviews while Qumulo is ranked 14th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while Qumulo is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qumulo writes "Easy to set up, good technical support, and it provides valuable usage analytics ". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Red Hat Ceph Storage, HPE Primera, MinIO and VAST Data, whereas Qumulo is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Scality RING8, NetApp FAS Series, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Buurst SoftNAS. See our Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Qumulo report.
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