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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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"It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""It's very easy-to-use.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It performs well and it is also very fast.""It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""The product is scalable and easy to expand.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery."

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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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"The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""The solution is expensive.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket."

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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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  • "The price is a little high."
  • "In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little."
  • "The price of this solution could be made more affordable."
  • "Licensing fees are paid yearly."
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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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    The main feature I have found to be product replication.
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    The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
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    There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
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    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. 

    FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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    ASE, DARZ GmbH
    ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "Very satisfied with the backup performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Performs well with very little maintenance and an easy initial setup". NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo, HPE Primera, MinIO and Scality RING8.

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