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Score 9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

StorageGRID

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital ActiveScale

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

StorageGRID

  • Allows for very granular data tiering policies
  • Integrates seamlessly with our Cloud solution
  • Easy deployment
  • Easy to manage and adapt to a changing environment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital ActiveScale

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StorageGRID

  • Initial network design can be tedious
  • Provide more out-of-the-box ILM policies
  • Include professional services time with each purchase
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital ActiveScale

  • Lack of customization, though not much is needed with the out of the box solution
  • Better options for B2C customers
  • More flexible pricing plans
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

StorageGRID

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Western Digital ActiveScale

Western Digital ActiveScale 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

StorageGRID

StorageGRID 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital ActiveScale

Western Digital ActiveScale 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has been wonderful. Representatives are generally empathetic and knowledgeable, and they’re quick to provide status and resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

StorageGRID

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital ActiveScale

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

StorageGRID

  • Added Flash capacity
  • Decreased application latency
  • Decreased data storage costs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital ActiveScale

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

StorageGRID

General

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

Western Digital ActiveScale

General

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

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