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Jamil Alatrash
Real User
Lead Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The S3 bucket. The ability to get to the StorageGRID from anywhere on my network. The solution is remote. You don't have to be at a physical location. Backup and recovery… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution helps us automate our storage infrastructure. We now have backups where everything is automated from A to Z. All we have to do is monitor it and make sure… more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI should work a bit better. ONTAP is great. They should take the lead of ONTAP and apply that to StorageGRID. There was a small amount of confusion when working with… more»

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

We are planning to go to the cloud. Due to the expenses of the cloud, especially when you are downloading your data off the cloud from AWS or Microsoft Azure, that is… more»

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

We used to use tapes as backups. We have heaps of tapes lying around. Now, we don't need to use tapes. We have our own backup solution and it integrates well with the tool… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you explore all solutions and use cases for StorageGRID. If you are using it for backup, ensure you understand both the backup and the restore site. At the time… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are a NetApp shop. We have FlexPod in place. We are just comfortable dealing with NetApp. The consideration of other vendors was not in the picture at the time of… more»
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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Storage Architect at TELUS Corporation
Nov 05 2018

What is most valuable?

Gives us that object storage presence in the Canadian marketplace. We are the only service provider providing it today, outside of the big players: AWS and Azure. It has excellent usability.

How has it helped my organization?

We can provide something that customers can consume. Also, the licensing that the S3 service provides them from a FabricPool standpoint is more attractive than the licensing from AWS or Azure. It… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them integrate more with the monitoring platforms. It is a bit difficult to get automated monitoring of the system. The processes around installation and upgrade need improvement.

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

We were using something else (EMC Atmos), but it got antiquated and we decided to switch. There were a number of factors for switching: * The experience wasn't that good on the platform. * We had some… more»

What other advice do I have?

Look at StorageGRID product because it hits that sweet spot of what you are trying to do as a service provider from an S3 perspective. There are a couple of opportunities that we're looking at for IoT… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

While we did evaluate other vendors, our partnership with NetApp swayed us towards them.
Jeff Frankowski
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 01 2018

What do you think of NetApp StorageGRID?

What is our primary use case?

For the amount of data storage that our engineers use, I need a big data storage grid. We use IoT, but I am unable to provide examples because of our classified environment. Our NetApp system administrators say that it runs well. It does have its quirks here and there, but it is an older NetApp system.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps automate our storage infrastructure and improve our operational efficiency.

What is most valuable?

With the amount of data storage that we use, it is helpful.

What needs improvement?

We want to move towards Azure in the cloud. Right now, the system is all physical.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Right now,…

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What is NetApp StorageGRID?

Store and manage unstructured data at scale using NetApp StorageGRID for secure, durable object storage. Place content in the right location, at the right time, and on the right storage tier, optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs for globally distributed rich media. 

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