SolidFire Competitors and Alternatives

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Staffan Wide
Real User
CIO at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Simplified storage administration: Due to this, a dedicated storage administrator is no longer needed. Now, we can easily handle the storage systems ourselves. * Very efficient... more»

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

One benefit with the Nimble Storage platform is that is doesn’t contain any software licenses. All functionality comes built-in to the platform.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used a different product. The switch was made to gain a less-complex design for setup and administration.

What other advice do I have?

Embrace simplicity. You can dispense with in-house deployed administration tools or tricky CLI GUIs. All you need is just a simple and understandable web interface. Depending on... more»
rrukhaiyar573
Consultant
Cloud services professional at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Compression and de-duplication are the most valuable features, especially when compared to other All-flash arrays like... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Overall space usage has decreased, plus input/output operations per second (IOPS). Performance has increased... more»

What needs improvement?

The replication and DR capabilities could be improved, since there is no native replication technique with XtremIO. EMC... more»

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

Pricing is definitely on the higher side and licensing plus maintenance can come as a package. I recommend this as a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to employ high-end and mid-range products from multiple vendors like EMC and NetApp before we switched to... more»

What other advice do I have?

Be it XtremIO or anything else, you need to see that requirements are aligned with the following: - Data Centre space... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
CTO at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2017

What do you think of NetApp All Flash FAS?

What is most valuable?: Dedupe (cost saving): We were able to achieve a lot more capacity than expected. • How has it helped my organization?: More desktops on storage Ease of management • What needs improvement?: Software packaging and ordering. We wanted to integrate with replication and Commvault options, and that was difficult. • For how long have I used the solution?: We have been using the solution for about six months. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: We have not encountered any stability issues. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: We have not yet encountered any scalability issues. • How is customer service and technical support?: I would rate the technical support at about 8/10. • Which solutions...

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