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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6.3 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

SMB business Tegile pricing and performance is particularly well suited. BC/DR scenarios are also enhanced as they are extremely good at upgrading each side and failing over for upgrades. I don't know any situations where these would not be appropriate.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

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

Pros

NetApp SolidFire

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • Fast writes to and retrieves from the disks.
  • Fast ethernet communication and full support for Vmware.
  • NFS storage means no LUN rebuilding or painful LUN migrations.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp SolidFire

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • I would like to see every update to be able to be reached via either partial or full updates. In the past we had progressed to one level of software and then found we could not get to a later version from that level, though they did address that.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp SolidFire

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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because when something works this well you don't change it
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetApp SolidFire

No score
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It just works, and works very well. The GUI is clean and easy to understand, and the dashboard gives vital information at a glance. It also gives a very comprehensive view of what all the moving parts are doing. It is so clear and matches the view in real life that I can have a non-technical person looking at it and talking to me on the phone and we both see the same things, instantly.
Bill Holmberg | 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WE always get an answer right away, and help is available 24/7/365.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetApp SolidFire

No score
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Be sure you have your networking right and you are golden.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

We used to have both Nimble and Compellant in the past, and there is no comparison with the Tegile offerings. The Tegiles outperform them in every area and are easier to use.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp SolidFire

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • It has increased our productivity in our database users by about 40%
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp SolidFire

General

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

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
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp SolidFire
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Usability

NetApp SolidFire
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Support Rating

NetApp SolidFire
8.5
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Implementation Rating

NetApp SolidFire
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

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