Pure Storage FlashBlade vs. Zadara Cloud Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Pure Storage offers FlashBlade, a scale-out file and object storage – architected to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) while accelerating tomorrow's discoveries and insights.N/A
Zadara Cloud Platform
Score 7.0 out of 10
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The Zadara Cloud Platform, from Zadara in Irvine, provides enterprise storage as a service (STaaS), providing block storage, object storage, or file (NAS) storage in the cloud. Zadara's features include snapshots, replication, multi-zone high availability, online volume migration, thin provisioning, and all in a cloud-based package.N/A
Pricing
Pure Storage FlashBladeZadara Cloud Platform
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Pure Storage FlashBladeZadara Cloud Platform
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 feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
Pure Storage FlashBladeZadara Cloud Platform
Small Businesses
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
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Score 9.7 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.7 out of 10

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Enterprises
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.7 out of 10

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User Ratings
Pure Storage FlashBladeZadara Cloud Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(29 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.2
(10 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pure Storage FlashBladeZadara Cloud Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Pure Storage
If data storage, access, and security [are] of the highest priority to your business then Pure Storage FlashBlade is an excellent tool that must be considered. Analytics or sharing that requires the fastest speeds available will benefit from the NVMe solid-state drives they use which are far superior to spinning rust. It is less ideal for those who do not require such time-critical work.
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Zadara
I only used it as a proof of concept for some products. For me, it seemed to be focused on the European market, but it´s a pretty new cloud provider in comparison to other major competitors like Amazon and Azure which are much more developed, so they are still missing some functionality and features.
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Pros
Pure Storage
  • Speed. We are seeing large transactions take very little time.
  • Upgrades- In-place upgrades of both hardware and software are extremely easy.
  • Ease of use- I have several engineers working on this and from setup to day to day operations it is extremely easy to maintain.
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Zadara
  • Host VMs using windows and linux
  • Provide object storage
  • Provide block storage
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Cons
Pure Storage
  • When reporting out a user has exceeded there quote, it only references the UID. It would certainly be nice it calls out the UID name that is clearly present in the Dashboard.
  • The ability to determine a snapshot total size would be helpful.
  • Proactive reachout to discuss new versions and assist in planning the upgrade would be a key win.
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Zadara
  • VMs misses some functionality like being able to swap the boot disk.
  • To allocate storage to the VM, you need to configure iscsi connections from both ends.
  • Marketplace still missing major products.
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Usability
Pure Storage
Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
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Zadara
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Support Rating
Pure Storage
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
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Zadara
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Alternatives Considered
Pure Storage
The NetApp a800 we tested was 14% faster than Pure FlashBlade with NFS workloads. However, NetApp lacked ease of administration and performing simple tasks such as creating multiple NFS volumes required scripting from the command line. Our flashblade contained 15 baldes and our NetApp was a clustered pair with each half containing 24 nvme devices.
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Zadara
Zadara is a new cloud provider, so it does not have all functionalities and features as its major competitors like Amazon Cloud and MS Azure. It is up to you to test it, but personally, I still prefer MS Azure as a cloud provider.
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Return on Investment
Pure Storage
  • We were able to consolidate 5 different storage platforms of lesser performance onto a single Flashblade and achieve much, much lower latency and higher throughput.
  • We've been able to reduce the amount of training and configuration required to just Pure Flashblade, instead of 5 different vendors and products.
  • In addition to our core use cases, Flashblade has capabilities that we are pursuing for some new projects, i.e. analytics data store and the object store features.
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Zadara
  • No real impact, as I only used it for some proof of concept.
  • New cloud provider still missing some features and functionality.
  • An alternative cloud provider hopefully cheaper than its competitors.
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