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Associate Director, IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
May 07 2018

What is most valuable?

* Expandability (incrementally and non-disruptive * Compression/Deduplication/thin provisioning * Recovery from failure/data-protection * Guaranteed IOPS per volume *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The compression and de-dupe have been great in terms of space-savings, especially for our prod/stg/qa/dev DB instances (where you gain add'l savings for the de-duped… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have some older EMC boxes that were not sufficient to the task. We wanted an AF (all-flash array).

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did an extensive evaluation of several products and vendors, looking at SF, Kaminario, Nimble, Pure Storage, EMC, and HPE. Price was a factor, but it was not the only… more»

What is SolidFire?

SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

SolidFire customers
California Public Utilities Commission, RFA, 1&1, Ultimate Software , Endicia, ezVerify, MercadoLibre, Sungard Availability Services, ServInt, Elastx, Hosted Network, Colt, Crucial, iWeb, Datapipe, Databarracks
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