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Attribute Ratings

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure Blob Storage

88%
9 Ratings
10.0

Red Hat Ceph Storage

100%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Azure Blob Storage

90%
6 Ratings

Red Hat Ceph Storage

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Ceph Storage

It is absolutely, hands down the best storage solution for Open Stack. I would even argue it is the only solution if a company is operating at petabyte scale and need resiliency. The storage solution allows any organization to scale their environment using commodity hardware from top to bottom. It has a battle tested track record where it is even being used as the data storage back end for the Large Hadron Collider at Cern
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Blob Storage

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Breaking down storage units into manageable clusters.
  • Enhancing data protection.
Gerald Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Blob Storage

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Deployment of Ceph cluster through the Management Console might fail in some cases; better error reporting would be a good improvement there.
  • The Management Console should provide more options for configuring the Ceph cluster in detail.
  • There should be a mechanism for distributing ceph.conf to all nodes.
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.0,081 per GB/per month

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
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Additional Pricing Details

Red Hat Ceph Storage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Red Hat Ceph Storage Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Ceph Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Azure Blob Storage

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Ceph Storage

Red Hat Ceph storage is most comparable with VMware Virtual SAN which we currently use in production. It had about the same default resiliency although we had far more customization options with Ceph albeit more difficult to configure. VMware Virtual SAN is such an expensive item that it was worth it for us to explore Ceph as an alternative. Both had similar cons of being best mated with their preferred hypervisors (Open Stack as opposed to VMware ESXi) and neither had NFS access. Netapp was less performant than our Ceph cluster with cache tiering and far more proprietary however it does have NFS support which is crucial when being used as a storage back end for VMWare. We found our Netapp to be far less resilient as well as it does require regular maintenance.We found for our medium sized business that the Nutanix had the upgradability, NFS support, and performance and much of the resiliency of Ceph so we decided to go in that direction. If our company where operating at petabyte scale however, Ceph is hands down the best solution available!
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Blob Storage

  • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
  • Allowed us to store files securely.
  • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Ceph allows my customer to scale out very fast.
  • Ceph allows distributing storage objects through multiple server rooms.
  • Ceph is fault-taulerant, meaning the customer can lose a server room and would still be able to access the storage.
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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