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Pros
"It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""It's very easy-to-use.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It performs well and it is also very fast."

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"The ability to save resource is a key feature.""The initial setup was straightforward."

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Cons
"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.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes."

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"There is a lack of support for fiber channels currently that needs to be added.""The solution does not scale well."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
Top Answer: The ability to save resource is a key feature.
Top Answer: There is a lack of support for fiber channels currently that needs to be added.
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Overview

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.

Super Micro's SuperBlade blade servers offer many unique advantages that differentiate it from competitors' blade products and traditional rack-mount solutions. Customer benefits include maximum density, affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability - and in most applications, blade servers would reduce system acquisition costs. While other blade suppliers only offer general-purpose blade servers, the SuperBlade family enables full optimization for a wide array of mission-critical and compute-intensive applications. With in-house design engineering agility to accommodate customer needs rapidly, SuperBlade revolutionizes modular computing architecture by offering several advanced application-optimized models such as Enterprise Blade Server, Data Center Optimized Blade, Workstation Blade and Office Blade.
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Financial Services Firm21%
University14%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government8%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise48%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage, Zadara, Red Hat and others in File and Object Storage. Updated: August 2021.
533,638 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 6 reviews while Super Micro SuperBlade is ranked 8th in Blade Servers with 2 reviews. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while Super Micro SuperBlade is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Stable with good technical support and easy to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Super Micro SuperBlade writes "Easy to set up with good technical support but does not scale well". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore and MinIO, whereas Super Micro SuperBlade is most compared with Dell PowerEdge M, HPE Integrity, Cisco UCS B-Series and HPE BladeSystem.

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