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We performed a comparison between Pure Storage FlashBlade and Qumulo 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. Qumulo report (Updated: September 2022).
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""It's very easy-to-use.""It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""It performs well and it is also very fast.""The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""The product is scalable and easy to expand."

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"The data protection algorithm to protect the data between the nodes has been the most valuable feature. The integration with backup platforms such as Veeam and Veritas has also been valuable.""The most valuable feature is real-time analytics.""The ratio of total operational cost to complexity versus feature set is very good."

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"The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket.""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.""It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""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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"Qumulo should continue to expand automation and orchestration capabilities.""The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive.""The solution could improve availability and improve data protection or data services such as compression of deduplication. In a future release, we'd like to have more cloud API integrations."

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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."
  • "I feel that the price could always be lowered."
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  • "The price of the solution is in the middle range compared to others. We look at the price per terabyte."
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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:The most valuable feature is real-time analytics.
    Top Answer:This product is not available in the Azure marketplace, which is not a good thing. The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive.
    Top Answer:We are a reseller and Qumulo is one of the storage solutions that we are dealing with. It is used for software-defined file storage. I am currently researching more use cases so that we can better… more »
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    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.

    Qumulo is the breakthrough leader in simplifying unstructured data management at massive scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Qumulo provides a high-performance file data platform designed to store, manage and create workflows and applications with data in its native file form at a massive scale across hybrid cloud environments. With Qumulo you can easily manage the full data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing and archiving with cost-effective capacity, dynamic scalability, automatic encryption, real-time analytics and an advanced API that enables customers to easily integrate Qumulo into their technology ecosystem and workflows.

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    Sample Customers
    ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
    County of Riverside Sheriff Department, Hyundai Mobis Automotive North America, University of Arizona, UCSD - San Diego Supercomputer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Sinclair Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Kaiser Permanente, Deluxe Creative, Vexcel Imaging, University of Florida, The Madison Square Garden Company, Arizona State University, Cinesite, San Diego Padres Baseball, Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine, IHME, EllieMae, Washington State University.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Qumulo
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Qumulo and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 10 reviews while Qumulo is ranked 11th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while Qumulo is rated 7.0. 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 Qumulo writes "Provides helpful real-time analytics, and integrates with AWS and Google Cloud". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and VAST Data, whereas Qumulo is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, Dell ECS, Scality RING8 and HPE StoreEasy. See our Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Qumulo report.

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