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"Feature-wise, it has a lot of features. The most valuable features include de-duplication, encryption, version controlling, support, and tamper-proof data.""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.""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.""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."

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"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.""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."

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"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.""What is lacking in this solution is a simple process to migrate from existing systems.""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.""In terms of the customer support, I can say it's a mixed reaction depending on the country.""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."

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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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  • "Pricing is comparable to other solutions in the market."
  • "The pricing could 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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    Also Known As
    HCP, Hitachi Vantara Content Platform, Hitachi Vantara HCP
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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.

    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
    Rabobank, Xinhua News Agency, Kremsm'ller Industrieanlagenbau KG, KSC Commercial Internet, AIS Group, Shanghai Interactive Television Co. Ltd (SiTV), China Telecom, Spin Master
    Pac-12 Networks, Georgia Institute of Technology, Budd Van Lines
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Hitachi Content Platform is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while SwiftStack is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Hitachi Content Platform is rated 8.6, while SwiftStack 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 SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". Hitachi Content Platform is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, NetApp StorageGRID, Pure Storage FlashBlade and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING8 and StorPool. See our Hitachi Content Platform vs. SwiftStack report.

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