Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp StorageGRID.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
We had issues in a few areas because we couldn't do it from GUI. There is a separate tool for accessing the object and removing it and this created quite a challenge while exiting the data on StorageGRID and removing it. Aside from that it's quite a manageable solution.
We want to move towards Azure in the cloud. Right now, the system is all physical.
I would like to see them integrate more with the monitoring platforms. It is a bit difficult to get automated monitoring of the system. The processes around installation and upgrade need improvement.
The only real issue that we have run into is, when we are cloning, we cannot do a thin provision clone, it has to be a full clone. If we could have this added in the future, it would save us a little bit of space. Other than that, everything has been as advertised.
The GUI should work a bit better. ONTAP is great. They should take the lead of ONTAP and apply that to StorageGRID. There was a small amount of confusion when working with StorageGRID and Active Directory for access. We had to do things three to four times resulting in our engineer troubleshooting a couple of things. The location of the menu, along with what is inside the menu: configurations, settings, etc., is not straightforward to users. Most users are Windows-based. So, when make logical changes to the menu which are not similar to Windows, users and administrators get confused. The redundancy and reliability are great, but I also see room for improvement there. I would like to see more efficiency in the storage and dedupe/compression solutions.