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Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. SwiftStack
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. SwiftStack and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"It's very easy-to-use.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""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.""It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""The product is scalable and easy to expand.""The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services.""It performs well and it is also very fast."

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"The SwiftStack Controller, which is the web UI, provides out of band management. This has been one of the best features of it. It allows us to be able to do upgrades and look at performance metrics. It is a top feature and reason to choose the product.""The graphs are most valuable. They have a lot of graphs and reports that you can run to see what's happening in the background to configure OpenStack Swift."

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"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.""The solution is expensive.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""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.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket."

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"It's very well done for what it's supposed to do, and I don't have anything to add, but I would like them to keep it available to the public. SwiftStack is going out of the market. NVIDIA purchased SwiftStack a couple of years ago, and they won't be making it available to the public anymore. Our license is up to March 31st.""The file access needs improvement. The NFS was rolled out as a single service. It needs to be fully integrated into the proxy in a highly available fashion, like the regular proxy access is. I know it's on the roadmap."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size."
  • "The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive."
  • "Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly."
  • "It's pricey for us because we're a nonprofit. I'm not privy to any amount or cost, but I have been told that it is pricey. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees, and it seems to come with the support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I feel that the price could always be lowered. It would be nice.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The graphs are most valuable. They have a lot of graphs and reports that you can run to see what's happening in the background to configure OpenStack Swift.
    Top Answer:It's pricey for us because we're a nonprofit. I'm not privy to any amount or cost, but I have been told that it is pricey. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees, and it seems to come… more »
    Top Answer:It's very well done for what it's supposed to do, and I don't have anything to add, but I would like them to keep it available to the public. SwiftStack is going out of the market. NVIDIA purchased… more »
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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.

    SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    University13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. SwiftStack
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. SwiftStack and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 10 reviews while SwiftStack is ranked 9th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8, while SwiftStack is rated 9.0. 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 SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage and HPE Primera, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell ECS and Cloudian HyperStore. See our Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. SwiftStack report.

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