SolidFire Pricing and License Cost

Associate Director, IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
I believe the initial buy-in/purchase is more expensive, because you are starting out with 4 (minimum) nodes. It then becomes cheaper and easier to expand and grow. For example, compared to the more traditional dual-controllers+shelf, expanding to a new shelf was a pretty big investment and you needed to fully populate it with drives). That uses the same controllers, so you have added capacity but not performance. Whereas, adding another node is a relatively simple operation. You don't even have to add all the drives right away. Licensing is via your support contract. View full review »
Lead Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We would probably use SolidFire more, except we're getting more bang for our buck with our purchases of ONTAP right now, and the deal we made with NetApp, so it's more of just a cost decision. Because we're going NAS, it doesn't really fit the pattern of where we're going, because everything is being presented via NFS, so it's just block storage. That would be the reason the footprint is not growing. However, as long as the price is right, it is a no-brainer on block. View full review »
Steven Law
CEO and founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The quality of service is unique. There's no one who does it like NetApp. Additionally, we can allow customers to do more with less while using this solution. View full review »
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