We performed a comparison between NetApp StorageGRID and Pure Storage FlashBlade based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two File and Object Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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."
"The technical support is good."
"Cost-effective and easy to deploy."
"The most valuable feature is tiering."
"The tool's most valuable features are data warehousing, speedy recovery, and analytics. Its latest release is cost-effective."
"What I like best about Pure Storage FlashBlade is its object storage functionality, plus it has fast underlying hardware. Pure Storage FlashBlade is also very stable. I find its stability one of its valuable features."
"The snapshots, replication, and the ability to have immutable blades are the most valuable features. You're putting data snapshots out in those blades, and they cannot be touched. Its performance is great."
"The solution provides many controllers."
"The product is scalable and easy to expand."
"Pure Storage FlashBlade is user-friendly. It's replication feature is great because it has active replication and active DR. That's the beauty of the product. It's a perfect solution for block storage."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services."
"The solution is able to handle workloads and is easy to use. It allows us to actually manage the boxes in less time."
"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."
"The integration with more apps has room for improvement."
"Improvements need to be made in the support area."
"Beyond the initial setup, this product is a little bit difficult to configure."
"It usually comes down to just what you hit and the value you're getting when you spend the money and license the products. I would always go, "If you want to make things better, lower your price and make your licensing simpler." There's always an opportunity around that."
"It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release."
"The features provided for SMB customers are limited."
"I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now."
"Pure Storage FlashBlade should improve on more cloud integration."
"There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket."
"File storage needs a lot of improvement. Mainframe connectivity also needs improvement because it requires additional components to be integrated with Pure Storage FlashBlade. If you want to keep your backup data, then this becomes an even more expensive solution because Pure Storage FlashBlade will not be able to meet your backup needs."
"An area for improvement in Pure Storage FlashBlade is its price. It could be reduced. The technical support for Pure Storage FlashBlade also needs improvement. It used to be good, with more experienced engineers. Nowadays, it isn't, and it takes longer for support to solve problems."
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.
NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 10th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.6. 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 "Immutable snapshots, great performance, and simple and easy replication". NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell ECS, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore and Dell PowerScale (Isilon), whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Pure Storage FlashArray, MinIO, VAST Data and HPE Synergy. See our NetApp StorageGRID vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.
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