SwiftStack Flexibility

What are your impressions regarding hardware flexibility of this solution?

Jim Merritt
Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
In terms of hardware flexibility of SwiftStack, with SwiftStack not being a hardware company, I literally buy any hardware that's the least expensive, from any vendor. When I have hard drive failures, I usually wait, and then, once a month, I'll go to Amazon or NewEgg and look at the drive with the lowest storage cost per terabyte. Currently, 10 TB drives seem to be the least expensive per terabyte. I'll just buy that drive and swap them all out once a month. I let hardware fail and then I'll replace it with a larger-capacity drive. Over time, it increases my capacity as well over my overhead. So from a flexibility standpoint, I think it's fantastic. I can go to anybody, anywhere - any vendor - and get my hardware.
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Scientific Information Officer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
It is platform independent, so you bring your own hardware. It doesn't matter if you get a Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, etc. Its hardware agnostic capabilities are great. Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo are obviously big players, but sometimes they don't have the best prices. You are not tied to any one particular vendor, and it gives you great flexibility as far as pricing is concerned. You can go out, and say, "Give me the most capacity in the smallest number of use spaces." Sometimes that's not the big vendors, it's the small vendors who provide this.
The flexibility that the solution provides, both for hardware and on-premise, then to the cloud. That flexibility is great.
As long as the stability is there on the platform, it allows us to compete the hardware vendors against each other because it doesn't all have to be homogeneous. That it doesn't have to be an all in one brand vendor is a tremendous benefit.
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Chris Gatch
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The hardware is flexible. They provide a wide range of options.
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Ron Trompert
Group Leader Online Data Services at Surfsara
SwiftStack is also quite flexible when it comes to hardware. It depends, of course, on the use case and the kind of hardware you want to buy. But you have quite a bit of choice in hardware. The SwissStack software itself does not impose anything on you.
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