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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    CTERA Edge X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    Nasuni

    94%
    Nasuni ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    CTERA Edge X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Nasuni

    83%
    Nasuni ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cloud Storage Platform

    CTERA Edge X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Nasuni

    93%
    Nasuni ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nasuni is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.0

    CTERA Edge X Series

    10%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Nasuni

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    CTERA Edge X Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Nasuni

    90%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    CTERA Edge X Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Nasuni

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CTERA

    This is all about the selling you a "Device" and prices vary greatly between resellers. The devices work well, but the pure cloud solutions need a lot of work.
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    Nasuni

    Well suited if you have a lot of data that doesn't need to be stored and read right away. I think even if you don't have much data, you can still use it for it's intended purpose to great effect, but think of it as the more data you have, the even better it will work. I don't think it would be particularly useful if you already have a slick file restore system in place and you don't need to store your data elsewhere with redundancy.
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    Pros

    CTERA

    • Standard File Backup
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    Nasuni

    • The management console is extremely simple and easy to navigate, making common tasks easy to do.
    • Our storage appliance is configured to snapshot data several times an hour, making the risk of data loss very low.
    • Data restores are very intuitive, and take seconds to initiate regardless of whether it is one file or 300GB of data. We have successfully restored many Gigs of data in minutes.
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    Cons

    CTERA

    • SQL Backups just don't work reliably. For us, we lost all of our SQL data backed up through the CTERA Application process. Although the logs indicated a success, that was really not the case. This came close to putting us out of business. Luckily I had taken a genuine SQL backup to a folder. Unfortunately it was a month old. We had to pick-up the pieces from there.
    • Don't use it for file sync and share. There are better products out there i.e. anchorworks.com
    • Support sucks. Good luck with response time and answers that are inconsistent between team members. For example I had to rebuild a VM from scratch. When I re-installed the CTERA client It obviously thought I was adding another device. When I inquired to tech support, one member said "copy the old Data folder" (I still had the old VHD. That did not work). The other directed me to the correct spot to just change the associated folder. The turn-around time was over 24 hours for this simple fix.
    • Documentation, plenty of fodder but no real tech there.
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    Nasuni

    • Better analytics when issues arise.
    • Better onboarding documentation.
    • Real-time monitoring.
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    Pricing Details

    CTERA Edge X Series

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CTERA Edge X Series 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

      Nasuni

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Nasuni 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

        Usability

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Nasuni

        As I mentioned, the user interface is amazing and straight forward. It's very easy to learn how to configure and restore files. I would like a bit more reporting, especially in terms of live reporting and monitoring. The support is great when you have a question on how to do something, which helps with usability.
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        Performance

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Nasuni

        Again, it may have a little to do with the size and speed of your own environment, but we've been nothing but pleased with the speed of access of the files - even pulling old files from the cloud storage. Recovery of huge and many data files is a bit slow if you don't have the specs of the filer up to snuff.
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        Alternatives Considered

        CTERA

        Unfortunately CTERA does not stack up well if you want a pure cloud BDR. I have use iDrive and Asigra. iDrive has similar support and SQL backup issues. Asigra can vary widely in support and price, but the software is solid.
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        Nasuni

        The technical support and escalation path for Nasuni is much more reliable and efficient. No getting transferred to various teams. Often times, the person who answers your call is able to resolve your issue. If they cannot, they get the case assigned to the appropriate engineer right away. Time to close has always been very good.
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        Return on Investment

        CTERA

        • NONE, it about put us out of business
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        Nasuni

        • Dramatically reduced time spent managing our storage platform. Quotas and reporting tools take all the guesswork out of data growth. Updates are easy to deploy. Time freed up can be used for more user-facing activities that we consider more valuable to the organization.
        • The overall stability of the platform has been very good. We have been running on the same hardware for the past four years without any performance issues.
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