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"I find its flexibility valuable."

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"The backup features are valuable. I've heard from our backup and data protection people that our clients are very satisfied with the performance in junction with the backup, which they archive on this type of object storage.""The technical support is good.""Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple."

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"The pricing can definitely be better."

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"The price is something that NetApp could improve, as with most companies. NetApp is known for not being the cheapest storage option, which is also valid for StorageGRID. There are other storage options on the market which we are aware of and have done proofs of concept for, but you cannot really compare the list prices because, as a big user of NetApp storages, we have totally different prices than some list prices. Still, the price information we got for other options are almost always less expensive than StorageGRID.""Beyond the initial setup, this product is a little bit difficult to configure."

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  • "You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better"
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  • "NetApp is not known for being the cheapest storage option on the market. Almost all of the other storage options we looked at were less expensive than StorageGRID. The price is one thing to criticize, which is what we hear internally and from customers as well. They find the cost of the terabytes in this class of storage a little bit higher than expected."
  • "With respect to pricing, it is okay. This product is mid-range."
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    Beyond the initial setup, this product is a little bit difficult to configure. This is something that could be easier to do.
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    I am a system administrator for storage and backup, and we only work with NetApp systems. At the moment, we are only using the StorageGRID for file archiving. In a few months, we will be using it for… more »
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    Swarm provides a platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. You no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Consolidate all files on Swarm, find the data you are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of your resources.

    Store and manage unstructured data at scale using NetApp StorageGRID for secure, durable object storage. Place content in the right location, at the right time, and on the right storage tier, optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs for globally distributed rich media. 

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    Sample Customers
    iQ Media, NEP, Texas Tech University, Telefónica, City of Austin, Massive Media, Data Deposit Box, Premier Physician Services, Truliant Federal Credit Union
    ASE, DARZ GmbH
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company41%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company16%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Caringo Swarm is ranked 16th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. Caringo Swarm is rated 8.0, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Caringo Swarm writes "A user-friendly software-defined object storage solution that's highly flexible ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "Very satisfied with the backup performance". Caringo Swarm is most compared with MinIO, Cloudian HyperStore, Dell ECS and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell ECS, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore and Scality RING8.

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