SolidFire Pros and Cons

SolidFire Pros

Steve Rennick
Enterprise Architect at Ciena
We can add a node, we add compute, we add storage, and we've had really good luck with that.
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it_user465198
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We can just buy them, scale them as we need on demand, and we don't have to spend so many front end cycles on designing the architecture.
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LeadEngia5ea
Lead Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
SolidFire is one of the products that does have great APIs right out-of-the-box. It works great. The tools and the other stuff seem to work a little better right out-of-the-box than the ONTAP stuff does, C-Mode.
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Travis Zenk
Senior It Systems Engineer at Billion Automative
The simplicity of it.
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Carl Samuel
System Admin at Niaid
Greater IOPS, speed, it's all-flash. So seeing that everything is going to all-flash, all SSDs, SolidFire fits right in there with the emerging trend in IT.
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Rahul Ranjan
Software Engineer at Target
Templates are already predefined for it. If you're coding it up, it will take two days. You can pick up a template right there from the API, and it just works for you. Implementation done in 10 minutes.
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SeniorStb88f
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Individual settings you can put on each individual volume, if you want to do that.
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it_user527361
Senior Manager Of Infrastructure Services at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Overall performance of the solution.
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Steve Kulinski
Senior Storage Administrator at Ensono
The scalability and being able to implement it quickly.
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Enterpri6a79
Enterprise Architect at a consultancy with self employed
The square footage for doing development is at a premium when dealing with government networks. To be able to put a lot of IOPS in a lot of high-speed performing drives in a very small location which requires very little HVAC with very little power, it is very valuable to us.
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SolidFire Cons

Steve Rennick
Enterprise Architect at Ciena
We had some false positives, power supplies failing, and that's really been about it. We had a couple of glitches during some upgrade processes but nothing that was really concerning to us.
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it_user465198
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
When you set up the nodes, we have to serial into each one of these nodes to configure the IP ranges. It's still very easy, but it's time consuming.
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LeadEngia5ea
Lead Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
They could do a file-based NAS: SolidFire NAS-based. It's probably not its niche, but that is our direction, not to use block, and it's block. Solid state block is what it is.
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Travis Zenk
Senior It Systems Engineer at Billion Automative
We are looking for, potentially, on the Active IQ reporting side, to do reporting based on the datastore. Right now, I can report on the whole SolidFire, or I can report on just a certain datastore or a volume. I'd like to take all of my VDI infrastructure, which as an example would be multiple datastores.
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Carl Samuel
System Admin at Niaid
We have a large fiber channel infrastructure, and that's one area that we haven't seen implemented in SolidFire, its more iSCSI.
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Rahul Ranjan
Software Engineer at Target
So feature-wise, I would say more reporting tools that could be merged into it.
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SeniorStb88f
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
A little better segregation of the multi-tenancy. Right now, it's just VLAN-specific, that's all you can do.
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Steve Kulinski
Senior Storage Administrator at Ensono
It's a very good Windows-type solution. But we do a lot of legacy systems and the like. So it's getting that incorporated into it that would help us.
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Enterpri6a79
Enterprise Architect at a consultancy with self employed
It would be good to provide administrative access at the root level to be able to do things with the system, if need be.
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Principl4cf9
Principle Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like to see integration with the cloud, number one. Being able to spin SolidFire in the cloud.
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