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Our primary use case for this product is to replicate our backups to cloud on StorageGRID. We are integrators and don't use the solution ourselves, we install it for our clients. I'm an IT Service Consultant.
For the amount of data storage that our engineers use, I need a big data storage grid. We use IoT, but I am unable to provide examples because of our classified environment. Our NetApp system administrators say that it runs well. It does have its quirks here and there, but it is an older NetApp system.
We have set up an Internet-facing S3 service. We use and sell that to customers in that format. We also use it internally, though not that much. I set up the networking for the internal use case. It is mostly used for backup and archival workloads at this point.
Our only use case at this point is for security video for our campers' security cameras. We used to have it on individual servers, then we consolidated that into E-Series storage arrays to increase the performance of the disks behind the video. Before, it was a bottleneck to have our storage on the local disks. Now, there is no bottleneck at all with this work. It's fantastic. At the moment, we only do video. We may expand out the solution in the future.
We use StorageGRID at our DR site for backup solutions. We have it as an S3 bucket where we have an AltaVault in place which communications with our StorageGRID, replicates our backup data, and whatever we place on our AltaVault sends it over to our StorageGRID. We also have another AltaVault virtual appliance in DR, which helps us do the backup in case of a disaster. We use the solution purely for backup.
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