Anonymous UserSolutions Architect at a computer software company
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."
"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 11 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. 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 Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Red Hat Ceph Storage, HPE Primera, MinIO and HPE Synergy, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, Cloudian HyperStore and IBM Cloud Object Storage.
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