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2018-10-23T08:13:00Z

What needs improvement with NetApp StorageGRID?

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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?

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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.

2020-05-21T06:20:29Z
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We want to move towards Azure in the cloud. Right now, the system is all physical.

2018-10-28T07:36:00Z
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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.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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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.

2018-10-24T08:08:00Z
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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.

2018-10-23T08:13:00Z
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