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Attribute Ratings

  • Qumulo is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure Blob Storage

88%
9 Ratings
10.0

Qumulo

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Azure Blob Storage

90%
6 Ratings
10.0

Qumulo

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

Azure Blob Storage is well suited for cases where you are working with different data formats and looking for cost-effective storage solutions based on access frequency. Another area of strength is the encryption of data at rest, and encryption can be managed on your own. However, it may not be appropriate for transferring large data very fast.
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Qumulo

Qumulo is great for media and entertainment companies, that need simple and easy management of a NAS. The product can also scale and be sized to larger shops too. The support that comes with it also can act as an extension of internal IT. Their support is always watching the box when it phones home with hardware errors or if it would go offline. Qumulo is not initially set up well-running virtual workloads, while Vmware supports NFS, some settings need to be adjusted on Qumulo to allow for upgrades to happen while virtual machines are running
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Pros

Microsoft

  • Ease of use both through Azure Portal as well as API.
  • Cost-effective solution for storing a large amount of data compared to other storage solutions.
  • Scalability, Security, and Performance are the other key aspects of Azure Blob Storage that are easily manageable through Admin Console.
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Qumulo

  • Support, they offer a slack based support which is fast and incredibly helpful.
  • Fast releases, they release new features every 2 weeks and actively seek out improvement ideas from end-users.
  • NFS and SMB co-existent support through mapping permissions allows mixed end users to connect through there native protocol.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Unstructured data makes it harder to conceptualize what we have but with partners like Panzura that has been a non-issue for us.
  • Not always easy to understand the different models or tiers you can pick from when purchasing.
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Qumulo

  • Admin users are not able to be tied to SSO or LDAP accounts.
  • At the start there was no RBAC but this has since been addressed.
  • While there is incredible analytics, there is no native way to get historical trends by volume or user.
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Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

Starting Price

$0.0,081 per GB/per month

Editions & Modules

Azure Blob Storage editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00812
Managed Discs$1.543
Files$0.0584

Footnotes

  1. per GB/per month
  2. per GB/per month
  3. per month
  4. per GB/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Qumulo

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Qumulo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
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    Qumulo

    Their Slack-based support is like nothing I have experienced. They are fast, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile, even when an issue is not clearly their's to solve. They are committed to your success. The engineers on the Slack channel are oftentimes the engineers that programmed the very same feature you are asking questions about or having issues with.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    We are affiliated with Azure so Azure Storage is our only choice but I have worked with other storage resources of Azure like Azure Data Lake Storage. Both are good and robust storage resource but they differ in the application that they do best
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    Qumulo

    Qumulo was not the least expensive but we were blown away by support offered and pre-sales support to ensure questions were answered. Our main challenges were mixed end-user platforms and a diverse set of use cases on those end-user computers. Having the dual access to volumes, over NFS and SMB, helps us greatly in this area.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
    • Allowed us to store files securely.
    • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
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    Qumulo

    • Reduced cost in support and upgrade times compared to old fiber San.
    • Allows the Service Desk to focus on other things since permissions and access are simplified.
    • Very easy and bandwidth efficient replication allows us to comply with DR.
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