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"The technical support is good.""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.""Cost-effective and easy to deploy."

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"Workflow is easy to manage and maintain.""The technology is stable which is good."

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"Beyond the initial setup, this product is a little bit difficult to configure.""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.""Improvements need to be made in the support area."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Quantum ActiveScale is open-source."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Workflow is easy to manage and maintain.
    Top Answer:I'd like to see more integrations with different systems and for the product to be more scalable. If they could include some additional optionality in operation management, that would be helpful.
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    Also Known As
    Storage GRID
    ActiveScale, Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage, ActiveScale Object Storage
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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. 

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    Increase productivity and reduce time to critical business insights with StorNext® File System. StorNext architecture delivers the necessary performance to get your business moving forward.

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    Sample Customers
    ASE, DARZ GmbH
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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    NetApp StorageGRID vs. Quantum ActiveScale
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp StorageGRID vs. Quantum ActiveScale and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews while Quantum ActiveScale is ranked 16th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0, while Quantum ActiveScale is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "Very satisfied with the backup performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quantum ActiveScale writes "Good performance and reliable but the setup is complex". NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell ECS, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Cloudian HyperStore, whereas Quantum ActiveScale is most compared with Qumulo, Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Dell PowerScale (Isilon). See our NetApp StorageGRID vs. Quantum ActiveScale report.

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