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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp SolidFire

Solidfire is a good, multi-purpose array for iSCSI environments. Grid architecture allows incremental, linear expansion of the array both in capacity and performance. The all-flash is a very high performance, low latency platform for a lot of applications. The way the company has architected the platform allows for continual upgrades and removes the lift-and-load replacements if you stay with Solidfire in the future. The Solidfire fiber channel implementation is workable, but largely there is a checkbox. I cannot imagine any fiber channel shop is going to look at a Solidfire seriously, unless they are looking to move towards Ethernet based transport. Write intensive workloads struggle on the array. The double-helix data protection combined with the architecture can make writes more latent than expected - well into the teens and 20's of ms within the array.
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tintri

When you need a simple storage platform that is built from the ground up for performance. If IOPS is important to you, this is a great product for you.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

NetApp SolidFire
7.9
Tintri
Flash Array Performance
NetApp SolidFire
9.6
Tintri
Flash Array Integration
NetApp SolidFire
8.4
Tintri
Data Compression
NetApp SolidFire
8.6
Tintri
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
NetApp SolidFire
8.6
Tintri
Simplicity
NetApp SolidFire
6.2
Tintri
Power Savings
NetApp SolidFire
6.2
Tintri

Pros

NetApp SolidFire

  • Speed is incredible.
  • Ongoing maintenance is great.
  • Price point was quite good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tintri

  • Thin provisioned drives for SQL and Oracle databases allow maximizing virtual environment storage
  • Excellent performance in the virtual environment
  • Works well with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V
Frank Curatolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp SolidFire

  • API documentation could use some help
  • GUI can be slow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tintri

  • Not necessarily a negative, but if you go with Tintri, you will be buying other hardware as well. There are hyper-converged products that are all-in-one. Like I said, not a negative, more of an observation.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetApp SolidFire

NetApp SolidFire 8.5
Based on 3 answers
When we have had problems, the response on the Solidfire side has been strong, but not perfect. As they scale and integrate into NetApp, support from regions outside of the USA are having a more difficult time diagnosing and addressing issues for complex problems. The Boulder, CO, and Raleigh, NC, support teams are both extremely strong and provide top-notch support. ActiveIQ is a great support tool both for NetApp/Solidfire and for the customer. The proactive support tickets opened have been helpful. The node-based support has been excellent - meaning when we had a DIMM fail, they sent a replacement node - no time consuming troubleshooting of internal components to fix the issue. Upgrades are handled by SF technicians, so it feels white-glove
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tintri

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NetApp SolidFire

SolidFire was chosen over these other service providers because of relationships we have with the company, with our reps, and with the local Denver presence. We also are a partner, and we felt that the solution stacked up technologically very well against the competition and was more cost effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tintri

Tintri is the only flash based storage solution that I have used, I cannot do a comparison on that, but Tintri compared to backend disk-based solutions is just an unfair comparison. I see no reason to not to use Tintri for any of your storage requirements unless price is the number one factor. It's more expensive than disk-based solutions.
Frank Curatolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp SolidFire

  • The ROI was quick - under 1 year
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tintri

  • Allowed us to drive down the amount of time required to manage our storage platform from hours per week to minutes per month.
  • Removed the complexity of having to manage multiple LUNs or datastores, allowing us to focus our time and efforts on more value-add things.
  • Removed the need to troubleshoot performance issues; the platform is never the bottleneck.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp SolidFire

General

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

Tintri

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp SolidFire
8.4
Tintri
9.1

Support Rating

NetApp SolidFire
8.5
Tintri

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