NetApp StorageGRID vs. Quantum ActiveScale

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
StorageGRID
Score 5.0 out of 10
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NetApp's StorageGRID is open S3 object store to manage your unstructured data at scale.N/A
Quantum ActiveScale
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Quantum offers the ActiveScale cloud object storage system, acquired from Western Digital February 2020, designed to provide a highly durable, scale-out economic storage system. ActiveScale is a more recent model replacing the former Amplidata Object Storage product line that was acquired by Western Digital from HGST in 2015.N/A
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NetApp StorageGRIDQuantum ActiveScale
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StorageGRIDQuantum ActiveScale
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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NetApp StorageGRIDQuantum ActiveScale
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NetApp StorageGRIDQuantum ActiveScale
Small Businesses
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Azure Blob Storage
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
NetApp StorageGRIDQuantum ActiveScale
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetApp StorageGRIDQuantum ActiveScale
Likelihood to Recommend
NetApp
The NetApp StorageGRID solution fits in perfectly with what our company was trying to accomplish. Our goal was to free up our expensive storage flash (SSD) capacity for our critical applications to allow for growth and added performance capabilities. I do not believe this solution would be greatly suited for those without a Cloud solution or secondary site/system to tier data.
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Quantum
Enterprise grade organizations with B2B clientele would be served well by using this product. It alleviates the need for an on-premise storage solution by offering a cloud-based alternative. Smaller organizations with less data capacity needs would be better served with an in-house solution, unless they come out with more reasonable pricing down the road.
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Pros
NetApp
  • Allows for very granular data tiering policies
  • Integrates seamlessly with our Cloud solution
  • Easy deployment
  • Easy to manage and adapt to a changing environment
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Quantum
  • Flexible data management options
  • Powerful data housing system storing trillions of bits of data seamlessly
  • Conveniently built in the cloud
  • Safe option for storing sensitive data
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Cons
NetApp
  • Initial network design can be tedious
  • Provide more out-of-the-box ILM policies
  • Include professional services time with each purchase
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Quantum
  • Lack of customization, though not much is needed with the out of the box solution
  • Better options for B2C customers
  • More flexible pricing plans
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Likelihood to Renew
NetApp
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Quantum
It has been a fantastic solution, and now it is so highly integrated into our business, it would be difficult to imagine continuing to without it. It is part of our customer contracts as well, and it saves us from having to invest in the on-premise alternative to provide the required storage capacity.
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Support Rating
NetApp
NetApp Support was able to quickly resolve a networking issue during the deployment of the NetApp StorageGRID system, which we, unfortunately, could not figure out on our own. Not only did Support engage quickly, but they also provided guidance on how to properly troubleshoot various issues such as the one we encountered and also provided excellent documentation.
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Quantum
Support has been wonderful. Representatives are generally empathetic and knowledgeable, and they’re quick to provide status and resolution.
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Alternatives Considered
NetApp
We chose NetApp StorageGRID because we were not looking for a true backup solution but wanted the features to included a DR centric ideology. The IBM Cloud Backup solution was purely backup focused and did not fit the requirements for our needs. NetApp StorageGRID checked all of our boxes in regards to cost, use case, and ease of manageability.
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Quantum
What sets Amplidata apart is the cloud-based storage capability. We’ve realized cost savings due to the fact that we are no longer housing the data on premise, and clients rest assured that they have greater visibility into their data.
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Return on Investment
NetApp
  • Added Flash capacity
  • Decreased application latency
  • Decreased data storage costs
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Quantum
  • Amplidata has enabled us to replace our on-premise data storage for many of our larger clients, thus reducing the cost to deploy and house this ourselves
  • Clients feel confident in storing their sensitive data with us knowing that they have full management and visibility at their fingertips
  • The ability to quickly scale allows us to meet the needs of clients of all sizes
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