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"We are using Content Platform for data migration, and it integrates with our HNS platform. This is good because we can integrate it with our existing HNS and SAP solutions. The GUI is also user-friendly. It doesn't take much time to do anything. If we know the architecture and the steps, we can do what we need with a few clicks.""One of the most hidden valuable features is ensuring that you don't have bit rot, so it will go and check every single object that's stored on the system, then ensure that if there's a problem, it'll be repaired from either a local copy or remote copy, depending upon your configuration.""As an architect, I like the management features that come with Hitachi Content Platform because it makes things easy.""The way that they handle the DR is very good because when there is a failover, it is seamless to the users.""The features that I have found most valuable are their retention logs. The other thing I have found most valuable is the way they handle the BHEA. Basically the DNS and everything is managed by itself. It is seamless to the users.""Companies can scale the solution.""Feature-wise, it has a lot of features. The most valuable features include de-duplication, encryption, version controlling, support, and tamper-proof data."

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"Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple.""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."

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Cons
"Two things that can be improved are pricing and configuration. Mostly the pricing is an issue. And if I were to add anything, I would say more integration with backup solutions such as Veeam Backup.""What is lacking in this solution is a simple process to migrate from existing systems.""This product's ability to track logs for access still needs to be improved.""The solution could use more integration with clouds.""In terms of the customer support, I can say it's a mixed reaction depending on the country.""When you want to replace a disk, we need to start the maintenance from the S nodes. We have to automate maintenance so any onsite engineer can replace it after that, but we don't need to do this on VSP platforms. An engineer can come in and replace that specific disk. If also we could do that on Hitachi Content Platform, it would be great for us.""They should improve the user interface. It's a little bit complex. It does not have a self-learning method. You need to know how to use it before you touch the system. The user interface is not self-explanatory."

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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."

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  • "Pricing is comparable to other solutions in the market."
  • "The pricing could 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."
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    Questions from the Community
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    We are using Content Platform for data migration, and it integrates with our HNS platform. This is good because we can integrate it with our existing HNS and SAP solutions. The GUI is also… more »
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    When you want to replace a disk, we need to start the maintenance from the S nodes. We have to automate maintenance so any onsite engineer can replace it after that, but we don't need to do this on… more »
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    My job involves managing storage, like adding new hosts in our environment, creating users, zoning, and allocation. I completely decommission storage when a site is decommissioned and carry out all… more »
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    Traditional Storage systems have limitations to create a larger namespace;  NetApp StorageGRID is a good fit for that use.
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    Also Known As
    HCP, Hitachi Vantara Content Platform, Hitachi Vantara HCP
    Storage GRID
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    Overview

    Hitachi Content Platform is an object storage solution that enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, share, sync, protect, preserve, analyze and retrieve file data from a single system. It is more efficient, easier to use, and capable of handling much more data than traditional file storage solutions. HCP automates day-to-day IT operations like data protection and readily evolves to changes in scale, scope, applications, storage, server and cloud technologies over the life of data. In IT environements where data grows quickly or must live for years, decades or even indefinitely, these capabilities are invaluable.

    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
    Rabobank, Xinhua News Agency, Kremsm'ller Industrieanlagenbau KG, KSC Commercial Internet, AIS Group, Shanghai Interactive Television Co. Ltd (SiTV), China Telecom, Spin Master
    ASE, DARZ GmbH
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Hitachi Content Platform is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Hitachi Content Platform is rated 8.6, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Content Platform writes "Has valuable retention logs and the DNS is managed by itself ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "Very satisfied with the backup performance". Hitachi Content Platform is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, Pure Storage FlashBlade, IBM Cloud Object Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore and SwiftStack.

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