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Attribute Ratings

  • Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)

90%
2 Ratings
8.0

Scality ARTESCA

80%
3 Ratings

Usability

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)

N/A
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9.0

Scality ARTESCA

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

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N/A
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8.8

Scality ARTESCA

88%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Hitachi Vantara

  • [Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is] well suited for needs requiring a highly secure, multi-tenant on-premise object store.
  • Exceeds expectations with respect to object level attributes and permissions
  • Has excellent S3/HS3 REST API feature set
  • Situations which require versioning and proven Immutability (certified by Governments)
- Expensive to use for general file storage publishing where meta data, compliance, retention, versioning are unnecessary.
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Scality

The team in charge of implementing Scality has to be full stack in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the entire system. However, you have to think very carefully about the balance between servers and disks, perhaps adopting smaller fully populated servers instead of large semi-populated servers, which would mean that over time our disk updates will not have a fully useful life.
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Pros

Hitachi Vantara

  • HCP/HDI interface works like charm. it's easy to deploy and scale.
  • Hitachi customer support is at par with expectations
  • More cost effective than EMC/NetApp solutions.
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Scality

  • I love the redundancy of the software.
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Cons

Hitachi Vantara

  • Cost structure is by capacity and is expensive
  • Some access settings are mutually exclusive for performance (REST vs. CIFS)
  • QoS by Tenant requires use of external ADC (Hitachi suggested and sold us Pulse Secure) and their support on this product offering is not up to their normally high standard
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Scality

  • The overall packaging is not very good. I think it could be more efficient for installation.
  • There are many components in storage servers. This can generally be complex to understand, you have to be patient.
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Pricing Details

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)

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Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Scality ARTESCA

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Scality ARTESCA editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Usability

      Hitachi Vantara

      No answers on this topic

      Scality

      As an organization, it took us a while to understand the shift from a traditional black box SAN to software-defined storage, but now we are much more certain of what this means. The time invested and the resources were not very high, thanks on the one hand to the technical support and on the other to the coherence and good development of the platform.
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      Support Rating

      Hitachi Vantara

      No answers on this topic

      Scality

      I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Hitachi Vantara

      My company has close ties with Hitachi. NetApp chargeback was more per Gig and for cost saving purposes, we had to choose HCP.
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      Scality

      Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. This is something that can be found with other vendors but at a fraction of the same cost. Having this kind of performance, availability and redundancy at the cost that Scality provides has made a large difference to our organization.
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      Return on Investment

      Hitachi Vantara

      • Best on premise solution of its' kind that encapsulates all our needs
      • ROI has been positive but it does raise questions at renewal time in terms of cost/GB vs other 2nd tier storage types
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      Scality

      • Keeping sensitive customer data secure is a must for our organization and Scality has great features to make this happen.
      • We replaced a single SAN with a Scality ring and found performance to improve as we store more and more customer data.
      • Being able to lose various portions of our Scality ring and allow it to continue to service customers while maintaining high performance has been key to our business.
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