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Pros
"I find its flexibility valuable."

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"The SwiftStack Controller, which is the web UI, provides out of band management. This has been one of the best features of it. It allows us to be able to do upgrades and look at performance metrics. It is a top feature and reason to choose the product.""The graphs are most valuable. They have a lot of graphs and reports that you can run to see what's happening in the background to configure OpenStack Swift."

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Cons
"The pricing can definitely be better."

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"It's very well done for what it's supposed to do, and I don't have anything to add, but I would like them to keep it available to the public. SwiftStack is going out of the market. NVIDIA purchased SwiftStack a couple of years ago, and they won't be making it available to the public anymore. Our license is up to March 31st.""The file access needs improvement. The NFS was rolled out as a single service. It needs to be fully integrated into the proxy in a highly available fashion, like the regular proxy access is. I know it's on the roadmap."

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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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  • "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size."
  • "The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive."
  • "Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly."
  • "It's pricey for us because we're a nonprofit. I'm not privy to any amount or cost, but I have been told that it is pricey. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees, and it seems to come with the support."
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    I find its flexibility valuable.
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    We pay yearly based on the storage size. 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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    The pricing can definitely be better. It would also help if they made it even more flexible. For example, some customers ask us if they can generally use it for a file. I would like it to make it more… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
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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
    Pac-12 Networks, Georgia Institute of Technology, Budd Van Lines
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    Computer Software Company42%
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Media Company3%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Caringo Swarm is ranked 14th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while SwiftStack is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Caringo Swarm is rated 8.0, while SwiftStack 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 SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". Caringo Swarm is most compared with Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING8 and MinIO, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING8 and StorPool.

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