SolidFire Alternatives and Competitors

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PatrickStienhuber
Consultant
IT Infrastructure Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its scalability. That is the biggest benefit of using this solution.

What needs improvement?

The entry-level for this solution is so high that we had to use other solutions for some of our smaller office locations that are in different parts of the world. As a consequence, because we could not use it across our entire organization… more»

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

The price of this solution is more expensive than others.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have had to stop using this solution because the price was too high for global implementation. We are now using NetApp MetroCluster. We were happy with the functionality and switched only because of the price.

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this solution depends on the use case, so anybody who is researching this solution should take care to consider their use cases first. I cannot think of any additional features this solution needs, but there is a long… more»
Reseller
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system.

What needs improvement?

The technical support is really bad and has to be improved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We deal with and promote similar solutions from NetApp and Kaminario.

What other advice do I have?

Rating this solution is difficult because I would rate SolidFire very high and NetApp very low. I have no trouble with features but we need the proper support. Whether I would recommend this solution depends on the requirements, although without knowing more, I would recommend something else… more»
ArnaudSalmon
Reseller
Presales Engineer at Tech Data Corporation
Jun 01 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the QoS and its ease of use. The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it. The replication works well. They now have a 100GB network interface, which is nice because I was disappointed with the original iSCSI protocol. That was all… more»

What needs improvement?

For people using FC SAN, SolidFire is not an option because of the interface. The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products. Adding NFS or another file service would be a good feature, on top of the block storage. There are, however, already… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with Pure Storage and NetApp is the better option. The software is similar and the Pure Storage has better performance but with NetApp, it is easier to scale up and scale-out.

What other advice do I have?

Most of the time when we sell SolidFire, it is integrated with NetApp HCI. Together, they make up part of a whole package that includes servers, compute, storage, and network. SolidFire can be fun in standalone mode but most of the time, if we have a need for flash storage then we will use the… more»
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