What is SolidFire?

SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

Sample customers
California Public Utilities Commission, RFA, 1&1, Ultimate Software , Endicia, ezVerify, MercadoLibre, Sungard Availability Services, ServInt, Elastx, Hosted Network, Colt, Crucial, iWeb, Datapipe, Databarracks

SolidFire Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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User Assessments By Topic About SolidFire

We did an extensive evaluation of several products and vendors, looking at SF, Kaminario ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/kaminario-k2 ), Nimble ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/nimble ), Pure Storage ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/pure-storage ), EMC ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/dell-emc ), and HPE ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/hewlett-packard-enterprise ). Price was a factor, but it was not the only factor. We are not a huge shop, but are growing, so we wanted something that had a solid architecture for now and for later. We wanted it to be as bulletproof as possible, and yet be able to change/grow with us. The more standard, dual-controller-with-1-shelf can survive with a controller failure, or 1+ drive failures, but what about a shelf failure? While this is unlikely, it is still a possibility. With SF, a few minutes after a drive failure, the data (blocks) that were located on that drive are re-duplicated elsewhere. In a very short time (a few minutes), you are fully-protected again. And as long as you have _sufficient_ spare capacity - you can lose an entire node with no data-loss and reportedly only a small performance hit. That entire node's data is re-duplicated elsewhere on the remaining nodes. If you don't have a node's worth of spare capacity, that becomes more problematic, of course. What this also means is, as you add nodes, for increases in both capacity and performance, a.k.a. the scale-out model, you also get faster recovery times in case an entire node fails. Adding nodes is a simple as: * Adding a node to the cluster * Adding the drives. Data is re-balanced across the new nodes automatically. Removing/Decommissioning a node is just as easy: * Remove the drives from the cluster * Allow data to be re-located * Remove the node from the cluster There is another unique option. Let's say I grow to 10 nodes, but the LOB application changes, and the role is no longer the same. I can break that into 2 x 5-node arrays and redeploy in different roles.

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