SolidFire Competitors and Alternatives

The top SolidFire competitors are
  • NetApp All Flash FAS
  • Pure Storage FlashArray
  • VMware vSAN
  • Nimble Storage
  • Dell EMC XtremIO Flash
Read reviews of SolidFire competitors and alternatives
StorageA1e69
Real User
Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its fast performance and that it runs on a native ONTAP operating system, which is the coolest thing.

How has it helped my organization?

If you are looking for high-performance, reliable, multi-tenancy supporting equipment, then this is a very valid, legitimate solution with a proven background and history. If you... more»

What needs improvement?

See my comments regarding technical support.

What other advice do I have?

This is proven technology. You cannot question its reliability and its high scalability. It is a very solid solution. If you are looking for high performance storage gear, it is... more»
CelA
Real User
Technology Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Integrated Copy Data Management: Where one consolidated infrastructure that leverages off resources can act as a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Utilizing the snapshot technology, (recovery point), has been great for development. * Inline data reduction using... more»

What needs improvement?

* The management server needs to be integrated. XtremIO VNX and VMAX have separate management software stacks for... more»

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

When considering pricing and licensing issues, note the following: * The 8192 volume limit * Snapshots count as logical... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have a two vendor approach with HDS and EMC.

What other advice do I have?

A testing and integration PoC needs to be done with full diligence.
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Troy Atwood
Real User
VP Of Global Technology at Synexys
Jun 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Now that it's owned by HPE, all of my SANs are under one support organization.

How has it helped my organization?

When we initially bought it, Nimble helped improve our organization as that was when we went through and we virtualized everything. Nimble was the back-end SAN for everything.

What needs improvement?

I haven't thought about what I might want to see in a future release mainly because we're trying to figure out where we want to head next: if we want to go with the Synergy system... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Nimble an eight out of 10, with cost probably being the big factor. It was a little on the pricey side at the time that it was bought. I came in late to the game, it... more»

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