NetApp StorageGRID Room for Improvement

Jamil Alatrash
Lead Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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 StorageGRID and Active Directory for access. We had to do things three to four times resulting in our engineer troubleshooting a couple of things. The location of the menu, along with what is inside the menu: configurations, settings, etc., is not straightforward to users. Most users are Windows-based. So, when make logical changes to the menu which are not similar to Windows, users and administrators get confused. The redundancy and reliability are great, but I also see room for improvement there. I would like to see more efficiency in the storage and dedupe/compression solutions. View full review »
Enterprise Storage Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 bit of space. Other than that, everything has been as advertised. View full review »
Storage Architect at TELUS Corporation
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. View full review »
Jeff Frankowski
Senior Systems Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
We want to move towards Azure in the cloud. Right now, the system is all physical. View full review »

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