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"As an architect, I like the management features that come with Hitachi Content Platform because it makes things easy.""Companies can scale the solution.""The way that they handle the DR is very good because when there is a failover, it is seamless to the users.""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.""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.""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.""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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"Workflow is easy to manage and maintain.""The technology is stable which is good."

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Cons
"This product's ability to track logs for access still needs to be improved.""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.""The solution could use more integration with clouds.""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.""What is lacking in this solution is a simple process to migrate from existing systems.""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.""In terms of the customer support, I can say it's a mixed reaction depending on the country."

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"Lacks some ability to integrate with different systems.""We would like to see a self-sufficient installation."

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  • "Pricing is comparable to other solutions in the market."
  • "The pricing could be better."
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  • "Quantum ActiveScale is open-source."
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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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    The technology is stable which is good.
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    We would like to see a self-sufficient installation. Nowadays it's open-source, but the installation is still tied to the vendor, which means it is unlikely that it is going to scale. I want them to… more »
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    Also Known As
    HCP, Hitachi Vantara Content Platform, Hitachi Vantara HCP
    ActiveScale, Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage, ActiveScale Object Storage
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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.

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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
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Hitachi Content Platform is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while Quantum ActiveScale is ranked 15th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Hitachi Content Platform is rated 8.6, while Quantum ActiveScale is rated 7.6. 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 Quantum ActiveScale writes "Good performance and reliable but the setup is complex". Hitachi Content Platform is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, NetApp StorageGRID, Pure Storage FlashBlade and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas Quantum ActiveScale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Qumulo.

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