SolidFire Other Advice

associat541638
Associate Director, IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
I'm not sure why SF isn't more popular in the SMB space. To my mind, it offers a unique combination that isn't easily matched in the marketplace. Kaminario seems to be the closest. I haven't had it long enough to truly "know" the product, but will happily revisit this in 6-12 months. ----------------- Since the intial rollout, we have implemented VVOLs on SF with our VMware 6 setup. Once setup - the initial configuration and communication, plus the SPBM policies - it is quite easy to use, and allows the vmware admin to do it all without having to touch the SF webadmin URL - even setting IOPS per volumes is done there. Very nice. ------------------ Lastly... scaling up, either for perf. or capacity (more likely), is so much of a non-issue that it is hard to over-state: - predictable cost: you are adding a node, you know how much they cost. No "threshold" where you have to add add'l controllers, or a new shelf, nothing like that - no (minimal) impact to add to a running system. They _say_ that when data is re-balanced (across the new node(s)), you have a percentage perf. hit, but we have not noticed this (and we've added 2 add'l nodes so far). - in fact, adding OR removing nodes requires no downtime, literally a 'non-event' View full review »
it_user527361
Senior Manager Of Infrastructure Services at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would definitely say have a look at SolidFire, just because of the scalability, the ability to add additional nodes, the resiliency of the product. There are definitely other solutions that may come in and say they can do everything that SolidFire does, but in our testing we were unable to find a solution that mirrored what SolidFire could do. I think it just makes a lot of sense to just continue down that path with Solid Fire. View full review »
PatrickStienhuber
IT Infrastructure Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 list of improvements. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. View full review »
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reviewer1098957
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would rate it a nine out of ten. View full review »
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