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MinIO vs. NetApp StorageGRID
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO vs. NetApp StorageGRID and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The features that I have found most valuable with MinIO is its coding bit rot protection and how it distributes the workload over all the servers.""For starters, MinIO has a good user interface. You can access it through the browser and perform operations like creating the object.""The ability to spawn a MinIO Tenant on demand and shut it down right after is most valuable.""Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments.""Nice web interface, easy to use, with a low memory footprint.""This is an all-in-one, user-friendly data storage.""The most valuable features are that MinIO is open, it works on-premise, and is compatible with the Amazon industry which is great for finding compatible libraries in many languages which is very good for developers.""The initial setup was straightforward as MinIO provided good support documentation and took a couple of days to complete."

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"The technical support is good.""Cost-effective and easy to deploy.""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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"Documentation could be improved.""The Distributed User Interface (DUI) needs some work. It's hard to view a large set of data on the DUI. It's an issue with the DUI's performance.""We had minor bugs occasionally.""Lacks documentation for non-Kubernetes users.""MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python.""MinIO has behaved strangely in the past. For instance, the application dropped connection to MinIO. It's not too significant, but it loses connection. We're trying to understand exactly what is happening when this happens.""There is a lack of good addons to integrate without having to use third-party applications.""The scalability is one of the limitations we have found. We are looking for another solution but they must provide the same characteristics, such as an affordable price and continuity."

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"Beyond the initial setup, this product is a little bit difficult to configure.""Improvements need to be made in the support area.""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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  • "This solution is open source so it is free."
  • "MinIO is a free open-source solution."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration.
    Top Answer:This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version.
    Top Answer:Marketing is a very weak area of NetApp in Pakistan. They are not investing in the Pakistan market. Improvements need to be made in the customer support area.
    Top Answer:There are specific use cases for StorageGRID. The target customer market is the oil and gas sector, and media and entertainment, where they have large files including videos and archived news… more »
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    MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.

    MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.

    While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.

    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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    ASE, DARZ GmbH
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Educational Organization14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    MinIO vs. NetApp StorageGRID
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO vs. NetApp StorageGRID and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    MinIO is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 16 reviews while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Offers good object retrieval performance and scalability; but native monitoring tools don't work above a certain bucket size". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "Very satisfied with the backup performance". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell ECS, Pure Storage FlashBlade, SwiftStack and Scality RING8, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, Scality RING8 and IBM Cloud Object Storage. See our MinIO vs. NetApp StorageGRID report.

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