EMC Elastic Cloud Storage Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
Solutions Architect at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on. It's not complex. Everything's included in the licensing. You pay for a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One customer we're working with in particular is using FlashBlade along with another solution called an object engine. They're using that to revamp how they store their backups, then store them… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution needs better SMB support. For SMB 3.0 for example, I would expand their footprint to sell FlashBlade, etc.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In the licensing model, everything is included. You don't buy a separate license for Active Plus. Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use a hybrid deployment model. Most of the new data backups to the private cloud and then we can push it off to the public cloud for archiving. The cloud provider we're most likely to use is AWS… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Customers typically also evaluate EMC and NetApp. The primary reason they choose Pure is probably the ease of use and cost.
Real User
Enterprise Storage Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The speed of the disks is the most valuable features. Before our storage was a bottleneck, and now, it is no longer a bottleneck. We are able to have all of the storage that we need for our security… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Well, we are not going to go to jail now because we are actually in compliance with the law. So, that's good. With the speed of it, we experience no bottlenecks and the performance is there, so we no… more»

What needs improvement?

The only real issue that we have run into is, when we are cloning, we cannot do a thin provision clone, it has to be a full clone. If we could have this added in the future, it would save us a little… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The previous solution didn't have enough storage space to keep 30 days. Therefore, we had no choice but to go with a different solution. There was new legislation put in place in North Carolina where… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend this solution for video storage because of all the benefits it has given us. It gives us all the storage that we need while the performance is there. We have no bottlenecks… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at some solutions from Dell EMC besides NetApp. We chose NetApp because of price and performance.
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