NetApp StorageGRID was the solution for us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 20, 2020

NetApp StorageGRID was the solution for us

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetApp StorageGRID

We are using NetApp StorageGRID as a data tiering solution to assist in decreasing data storage costs throughout our whole organization. We purchased this solution to wisely leverage our cheaper Cloud storage cold tier for cold data while utilizing our Flash SSD storage for our critical (hot) data within the environment.
  • Allows for very granular data tiering policies
  • Integrates seamlessly with our Cloud solution
  • Easy deployment
  • Easy to manage and adapt to a changing environment
  • Initial network design can be tedious
  • Provide more out-of-the-box ILM policies
  • Include professional services time with each purchase
  • Added Flash capacity
  • Decreased application latency
  • Decreased data storage costs
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.
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.

Do you think NetApp StorageGRID delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with NetApp StorageGRID's feature set?

Yes

Did NetApp StorageGRID live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of NetApp StorageGRID go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy NetApp StorageGRID again?

Yes

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.