SolidFire Previous Solutions

associat541638
Associate Director, IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
We have some older EMC boxes that were not sufficient to the task. We wanted an AF (all-flash array). View full review »
Steve Rennick
Enterprise Architect at Ciena
We had initially purchased AFF for this solution and, while it met our needs, we thought that SolidFire might be a better fit based on how we wanted to configure OpenStack and what our workload was; and again, for the scalability in terms of IOPs and how we have to grow that for AFF versus SolidFire. Purely the scalability, being able to add a node, add compute, add storage, and being able to restrict IOPs for specific applications and workflows is a really a huge benefit for us. View full review »
it_user465198
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We're replacing VMAX. All-purpose, general compute, block storage for the enterprise. The biggest challenge is for block storage. What we're talking about here is, really, support. They're spinning magnetic drive disks. Sometimes we deal with some performance issues and if we didn't do a lot - if we did not have all the right information to get requirements from our customers so that we can architect the appropriate size solution - then it'd blow up on our face. With a SolidFire I think that problem goes away. I just ask, "How much capacity do you need?" And I'm good. View full review »
Travis Zenk
Senior It Systems Engineer at Billion Automative
Number one was reliability. We had a competitor of SolidFire that was never up, we had multiple downed outages where our whole business was down, and we have 20 dealerships or rooftops. Being down is not acceptable. Obviously, reliability was a big thing, and then, obviously, the scale out and getting to a flash array for VDI was very important for us. In terms of solving those challenges, it's simple, it's straightforward, it literally just runs itself, and the scalability. When we need more space or storage array, we can just add to our cluster, which is huge, because we can't predict growth in our industry for automotive. View full review »
Carl Samuel
System Admin at Niaid
We had a large implementation of spinning disks, hard drives, and they would fail often. We went to all-flash for our ONTAP systems and SolidFire began all SSDs which ensured that we would have fewer broken disks. We'll have longer up-time, running. View full review »
Steve Kulinski
Senior Storage Administrator at Ensono
NetApp overall has been very good at helping us incorporate things quickly. The SolidFire was a quick, scalable solution. You can add nodes as quick as you need them. Where we were before that was bringing in and setting up whole arrays and then trying to get the pieces we need. The scalability with that is a lot tougher because you're not scaling the nodes, you're scaling strictly storage, unless you bring in another whole set of clustered environment, which takes time. View full review »
Enterpri6a79
Enterprise Architect at a consultancy with self employed
Density is the key here. Getting high-performance drives in a small package was what we were looking for. We still continue using NetApp, just a newer system, and when we want old flash arrays. View full review »
Principl4cf9
Principle Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our biggest challenge was QoS - not getting guaranteed IOPS at the volume level. View full review »

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