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File and Object Storage
November 2022
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Architecture Department at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Good performance and reliable but the setup is complex
Pros and Cons
  • "The technology is stable which is good."
  • "We would like to see a self-sufficient installation."

What is our primary use case?

We are vendors. We sell products to customers.

Quantum has a lot of storage, we are selling object storage.

What is most valuable?

The performance is good.

The technology is stable which is good.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see a self-sufficient installation.

Nowadays it's open-source, but the installation is still tied to the vendor, which means it is unlikely that it is going to scale.

I want them to tap into the broader community. It is really emerging, they have a year over year, 50% annual growth.

With a 10-year-old company, it will certainly bring a lot of interest, and will certainly make it more successful, if they tap into that growing customer base. 

They have to make themselves relevant to the industry. The industry is totally geared to the Cloud, DevOps, and geared for agility. 

The software with the appliance in my set is already outdated, and it is not that it cannot sell, but it has to be tapping into the emerging and growing sectors to continue with the customers and businesses. This is what the requirement is, to improve their technology. 

Which means that they have to make themselves relevant to the industry.

For how long have I used the solution?

The company has been providing Quantum ActiveScale for over a year.

We provide any versions they have.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Quantum ActiveScale is a reliable solution. We have not had any issues with bugs or glitches. We work with Quantum and they certify it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales up. It's a scalable product.

Our customers are small, medium, and large business.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support yet. 

How was the initial setup?

The setup is very complex. it took 18 hours for the first setup.

Deployment is a big thing. Deployment makes it easy.

Easy deployment is a major factor.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Quantum ActiveScale is open-source.

What other advice do I have?

The biggest advantage to purchasing object storage is the company is a global company with global support and sales network. When you compare with other object storage products, at best they are approximately $75 million and can barely survive in the U.S, and I am not referring to a global support network.

If you are a customer, a large enterprise you would prefer to work with someone who is going to be there for a long time, rather than someone who comes and goes. In the open-source space, we see them come and go a lot, such as Ceph, and Hadoop. Those companies come and go.

You really need to be serious about the vendor and how long the vendor is going to be there with you. 

Quantum is at least 10 times larger than all other object storage vendors with the advantage of not going away overnight.

I would rate Quantum ActiveScale a seven out of ten.

I wouldn't rate them high because I want to see them improve.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Buyer's Guide
File and Object Storage
November 2022
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