Zadara Competitors and Alternatives

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Nick Barron
Chief Technology Officer at Harbor Solution
Real User
Top 10
Flexible deployment and storage options, simple licensing model, and the support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are running Zadara in three of our data centers. We're a data protection organization so we back up a lot of customer's data. We use Zadara largely in one of three ways. This first is an Object storage platform in our data centers, the second is for Block storage, for a specific product that we have, and the third is for on-premise customer object storage. In the third case, when we're backing up a large amount of data from a customer's site, we put a local Zadara appliance on that customer's site as well.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of deployment options."
  • "Some of the features are a little bit slow to come to market."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, I think that this is an absolutely great product. It provides that mix of use and it also helps in these uncertain times, where if your capacity drops or, as in our case, it increases, then it has the ability to flex and scale with you. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
GW
Platform and Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Flexible, good performance, cost-effective, and well-suited for disaster recovery storage

What is our primary use case?

We are a disaster recovery company and we used Zadara as a storage platform for all of our disaster recovery solutions. We do not make use of the computing and networking services they offer. Rather, we only use the storage facility. Our main environment is Zadara Storage, and then we have multiple VMware and Hyper-V virtual clusters that run the services we provide to our customers. We've also got numerous recovery platforms as well, which we can recover customer's environments onto. Zadara is a key underpinning of that because, without that common storage layer and the services running on… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It's very easy to expand and compared to other storage systems that we've used, it's a lot more expandable and a lot more flexible in how it's deployed."
  • "The management interface is more geared towards end-users rather than a service partner like ourselves, and there are improvements that can be made around that."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is looking to implement Zadara Storage is to "Give it a go." It's a different model compared to everybody else, and it can take you out of your comfort zone if you're used to purchasing legacy storage systems because it works in a completely different way. Also, Zadara isn't as well known in the marketplace as the likes of EMC, NetApp, or IBM, et cetera. For us, it was very easy to test out all of the functionality of Zadara and make sure that it ticked all the boxes for what we wanted, using it in the public cloud to start with. Testing everything ensured that it was…
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