NetApp StorageGRID vs. Qumulo Core

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
Qumulo Core
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Qumulo Core Hybrid Cloud File Storage delivers real-time visibility, scale and control of data across on-prem and cloud. Qumulo customers can manage storage at a granular level, programmatically configuring and managing usage, capacity and performance.N/A
Pricing
NetApp StorageGRIDQumulo Core
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
StorageGRIDQumulo Core
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
NetApp StorageGRIDQumulo Core
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
NetApp StorageGRIDQumulo Core
Small Businesses
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Score 9.8 out of 10
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
NetApp StorageGRIDQumulo Core
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetApp StorageGRIDQumulo Core
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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Qumulo
Qumulo is great for media and entertainment companies, that need simple and easy management of a NAS. The product can also scale and be sized to larger shops too. The support that comes with it also can act as an extension of internal IT. Their support is always watching the box when it phones home with hardware errors or if it would go offline. Qumulo is not initially set up well-running virtual workloads, while Vmware supports NFS, some settings need to be adjusted on Qumulo to allow for upgrades to happen while virtual machines are running
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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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Qumulo
  • Support, they offer a slack based support which is fast and incredibly helpful.
  • Fast releases, they release new features every 2 weeks and actively seek out improvement ideas from end-users.
  • NFS and SMB co-existent support through mapping permissions allows mixed end users to connect through there native protocol.
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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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Qumulo
  • Admin users are not able to be tied to SSO or LDAP accounts.
  • At the start there was no RBAC but this has since been addressed.
  • While there is incredible analytics, there is no native way to get historical trends by volume or user.
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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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Qumulo
Their Slack-based support is like nothing I have experienced. They are fast, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile, even when an issue is not clearly their's to solve. They are committed to your success. The engineers on the Slack channel are oftentimes the engineers that programmed the very same feature you are asking questions about or having issues with.
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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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Qumulo
Qumulo was not the least expensive but we were blown away by support offered and pre-sales support to ensure questions were answered. Our main challenges were mixed end-user platforms and a diverse set of use cases on those end-user computers. Having the dual access to volumes, over NFS and SMB, helps us greatly in this area.
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Return on Investment
NetApp
  • Added Flash capacity
  • Decreased application latency
  • Decreased data storage costs
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Qumulo
  • Reduced cost in support and upgrade times compared to old fiber San.
  • Allows the Service Desk to focus on other things since permissions and access are simplified.
  • Very easy and bandwidth efficient replication allows us to comply with DR.
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