Compare Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage

Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 15 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0. 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 Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo, NetApp StorageGRID, VAST Data and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, MinIO, IBM Spectrum Scale, Nutanix and StorPool.
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It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on.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.We can capacity plan at a greater level than we used to.It has absolutely simplified our storage because the dashboards on the consoles show a clear understanding of where you are, and it is also very easy to provision. This been a big help for our teams.

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

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It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.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.The speed could be improved.I have not seen ROI.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.On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge.

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

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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.Our licensing is renewed annually.I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional.We used a reseller for the purchase.Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO.

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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.

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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Sample Customers
ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHLDell, DreamHost
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Computer Software Company35%
Manufacturing Company11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider6%
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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