Kaminario K2 (discontinued) vs. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Kaminario K2 was an on-premise flash array storage. Silk updated its brand and focus to reflect the move of customers to the cloud. The former Kaminario K2 product is no longer available.N/A
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
NetApp's Cloud Volumes ONTAP combines data control with enterprise-class storage features for various use cases, including file shares and block-level storage serving NAS and SAN protocols (NFS, SMB / CIFS, and iSCSI), Disaster Recovery (DR), Backup and Archive, DevOps, Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL), or any other enterprise workload.
$0.64
Hourly
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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$0.64
Hourly
Standard
$1.68
Hourly
Premium
$2.71
Hourly
Bring Your Own License (BYOL)
Purchased from NetApp
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Silk
K2 works well in our mixed-use virtual environment. I would not hesitate to place any workload on K2, it has always performed well. We use fiber-channel connectivity as it replaced our large legacy storage array, replacing one rack of spinning disks with 4U of flash.
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NetApp
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP was well suited to begin our journey to cloud storage as a service. The ease and intuitiveness of the product to enable our administrators to design, configure, and deploy the storage in a hybrid cloud environment was instrumental to the success and the early adoption of the service.
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Pros
Silk
  • Great performance
  • Great support
  • Super-simple to use
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NetApp
  • Simplicity
  • Flexibility
  • Cost savings
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Cons
Silk
  • Not well known, so third-party support is lacking
  • Data reduction is good, but not as good as expected (actual 2.7:1)
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NetApp
  • More competitive pricing at lower volumes of storage
  • Make it possible to manage storage across hybrid and multiple cloud environments
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Support Rating
Silk
No answers on this topic
NetApp
We utilized NetApp remote Professional Services to assist in our deployment and also engaged support since the deployment for assistance regarding some networking concerns. NetApp support was surprisingly quick to reply and very proactive in resolving our concerns much quicker than other support personnel from many of our other vendors we use. No complaints about NetApp support at this time.
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Alternatives Considered
Silk
We performed a bake-off with K2 and one other vendor and they performed identically. K2 pricing was aggressive, performance was great, and it offered the features that we needed at a price that we could afford
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NetApp
ScienceLogic SL1 and SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) were the closest competitors to meeting our business objectives. Tivoli Storage Manager was not able to meet the initial requirements. There was a significant overlap of capabilities between ScienceLogic SL1, SolarWinds SRM, and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP. The latter provided a more positive and cohesive experience for our administrators and executives.
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Return on Investment
Silk
  • Installing K2 reduced runtime of one of our batch processes, freeing up one employee for other tasks.
  • Less time managing storage.
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NetApp
  • Not really any noticeable impact yet
  • We are utilizing the free tier that is provided as a promotion with current systems
  • It remains to be seen if it will continue to be enough value to renew the subscription
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