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We performed a comparison between Pure Storage FlashBlade and Quantum ActiveScale 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Quantum ActiveScale Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The product is scalable and easy to expand.""The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good.""The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services.""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 main feature I have found to be product replication.""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 most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""It performs well and it is also very fast."

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

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Cons
"There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket.""It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release.""The solution is expensive.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now.""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.""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."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "I feel that the price could always be lowered."
  • "Pure Storage FlashBlade is a hardware appliance, and it's very expensive if you compare its price with other solutions. You can get the same features and benefits from its competitor, VAST Data, but for half the price of Pure Storage FlashBlade."
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  • "Quantum ActiveScale is open-source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The main feature I have found to be product replication.
    Top Answer:The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
    Top Answer:There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
    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
    ActiveScale, Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage, ActiveScale Object Storage
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    Overview

    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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    Sample Customers
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    University13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Manufacturing Company19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    University9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Quantum ActiveScale
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Quantum ActiveScale and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews while Quantum ActiveScale is ranked 16th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while Quantum ActiveScale is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Immutable snapshots, great performance, and simple and easy replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quantum ActiveScale writes "Good performance and reliable but the setup is complex". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, MinIO, Qumulo, Red Hat Ceph Storage and VAST Data, whereas Quantum ActiveScale is most compared with Dell ECS, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Qumulo, NetApp StorageGRID and MinIO. See our Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Quantum ActiveScale report.

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