SolidFire Room for Improvement

associat541638
Associate Director, IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
The level of monitoring could be better. They give you access to stats and it is very informative. But you really need to do your own internal availability monitoring. Perhaps they just assume you are. And part of the thing, perhaps an adjustment on my part is needed, is that because something like a drive failure is handled internally and data-blocks are re-duplicated automatically, a failure somehow becomes less urgent. That is not second nature to me. Having said that, 1) support reaches out if there is an issue, and 2) the on-line reporting is pretty good and only getting better. View full review »
PatrickStienhuber
IT Infrastructure Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The entry-level for this solution is so high that we had to use other solutions for some of our smaller office locations that are in different parts of the world. As a consequence, because we could not use it across our entire organization, we have changed to something else. I would like to see the entry-level changed so that you can do really small systems with SolidFire. This solution would be improved if it were made to be more compatible with other products. View full review »
reviewer1098957
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The product does what it's meant to do and I don't think there's any need for improvement at the moment. The same applies to additional features, which would make the product quite expensive and I don't think it requires that. If you add features, you might lose the things that the product is best at. It makes the most sense to let it be what it is. If you buy the solution for its specific purpose it will work well. Once you add additional features like Essex, you diminish the system and that would be a shame. They could make the mNode more user-friendly. Now you need to configure and add nodes by CLI and it’s not really easy to manage. If they created a web interface to do the management of the mNode, that would be great!. View full review »
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Steven Law
CEO and founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
They took away the centrifugal outlook and it is not included anymore which is unfortunate. Additionally, I think there is room for improvement needed with its storage capability. A bigger node is needed. View full review »
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