Quantum ActiveScale vs. Quantum StorNext

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Quantum ActiveScale
Score 7.0 out of 10
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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
Quantum StorNext
Score 9.0 out of 10
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StorNext, from Quantum, is file system software.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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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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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
Quantum ActiveScaleQuantum StorNext
Small Businesses
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Score 8.7 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.9 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
Score 8.9 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashBlade
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Quantum ActiveScaleQuantum StorNext
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
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9.0
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Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
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User Testimonials
Quantum ActiveScaleQuantum StorNext
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Quantum
Quantum StorNext is well suited in environments with a high, fast paced workflow, with lots and lots of client systems connected, all needing to share the same assets, where you cannot have one moment of downtime. With the pace nowadays that clients expect work to get done, as opposed to 10 years or so ago (pre-iPhone social media instant instant gotta have it right away days), even downtime of 30 minutes can back up your whole workflow. As they say, time is money and Quantum StorNext almost certainly guarantees you have little to no downtime at all. It just works, silently, quietly in the background, making sure everyone is performing at 100% of their potential or more.
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Pros
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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Quantum
  • Quantum StorNext just works and by that, I mean it just works flawlessly in the background, while your artists are doing their creative work on jobs with clients. Technical issues and hold-ups should never get in the way of the creative process.
  • There is a lot of flexibility with StorNext and options available in software and hardware, to customize the best solution for your workflow.
  • Great customer support and response times when things do need supporting, whether there is an issue with a piece of hardware (i.e. battery backup to a controller unit that needs replacing). Quantum along with our local support vendor are fast to respond.
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Cons
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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Quantum
  • Price. Obviously, when you are at the level of performance that is needed for our work, Quantum can only go so low as a company on cost, to give their customers a blockbuster deal. But any possible discount here and there helps, and Quantum does their best to lower it as low as possible with bundles and pricing deals. By no means is price a deterring factor, for if you are playing at this level (Ferrari vs Camaro), you know it's going to expensive, but it's a solid investment if you want the reliability and performance. And it's actually cheaper when you compare it to other competitors, along with upgrade paths down the road that will cost you less.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Quantum
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Support Rating
Quantum
Support has been wonderful. Representatives are generally empathetic and knowledgeable, and they’re quick to provide status and resolution.
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Quantum
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Alternatives Considered
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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Quantum
Our first shared storage was from Facilis. This is a great company, with great hardware and software, of which we use in our NYC office. At the time, it did what we needed it to do and performed smoothly. But then our workflow expanded dramatically and needed to look for the level of SANs in the Quantum range. We passed our Facilis along to the NYC office and ended up getting an Active Storage SAN, which ran on StorNext. That company unfortunately went out of business a few years back (they are back in business within the last year, but I think Chinese owned), so we looked into getting a fully integrated all-in-one Quantum system that included its branded storage and MDCs to work with StorNext.
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Return on Investment
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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Quantum
  • Quantum StorNext has allowed us to not only perform at a higher level, but greatly expand how many client systems are connected to the SAN. Prior to Quantum, our old SAN could barely handle the workload of half the client systems we have now. So for ROI, I'm not involved with the actual numbers, but I know our work with clients has expanded ten fold and there is no sign of it slowing down.
  • Confidence and my time not wasted, working with the support vendors to solve a problem. My time is then spent on other areas and projects in the company, not on phone calls and emails.
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