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"Basically, I set Wasabi up and forget it. I'll monitor it every once in a while just to make sure that it's working correctly."

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"Zadara Storage Cloud having 24/7 management saves me support and engineering costs because the storage and computing are managed by a third-party. We are able to focus more attention on the customer, which is truly our core business. Even at 1:00 AM or 2:00 AM at night, someone will answer, which is important.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of deployment options.""One of the most valuable features is its integration with other cloud solutions. We have a presence within Amazon EC2 and we leverage compute instances in there. Being able to integrate with compute, both locally within Zadara, as well as with other cloud vendors such as Amazon, is very helpful, while also being able to maintain extremely low latency between those connections.""The processing is much faster with this product.""One of the most useful features is that they provide iSCSI as a service.""A nice feature is the immutable object storage, which can be used in conjunction with Veeam.""Being able to scale on demand, and being able to get out of our security operation center, and not having to purchase hardware upfront, has drastically reduced the overhead that was required to maintain our information. We have also gained additional capabilities in terms of speed of replicating that information.""The most valuable feature of Zadara is its ease of use and safety. Overall the solution is a complete package, it has all the features needed."

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Cons
"I don't have enough experience to understand the nuances of where they might improve."

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"The management interface is more geared towards end-users rather than a service partner like ourselves, and there are improvements that can be made around that.""Having iSCSI over the internet using a VPN, the IPSec tunnel is really the only thing that I find missing from this product.""Cost-wise, because it's a pay-per-use model, it may ultimately end up costing us more in the long run than something we developed ourselves.""There are still some storage features that they lack. For example, other vendors implemented the auto-tiering feature a long time ago, while Zadara Storage Cloud is just coming out with this feature today. So, they are a little bit late compared to the market.""I would like to see them be a little bit more proactive in terms of the patches and updates that are available. I would like to see more disclosure and information around what fixes or what enhancements are available within a patch, and help in coordinating and scheduling that. Right now, it's driven more by the customer in reaching out via a support ticket.""The range of support of VMware could be better. It can support Windows, however, it cannot support other operating systems like IBM AIX. This needs to improve.""Some of the features are a little bit slow to come to market.""The initial setup of the solution is complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I can only tell you that Wasabi costs about half what Amazon Web Services is charging. Now, the cost per month is a more difficult question. That varies depending on the capacity, the services you're employing, and that type of thing."
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  • "One of the factors that ruled out several providers was cost. They were way too expensive for the volume of data that we needed and the speed at which we needed to be able to manage it. There aren't a lot of providers that can do that."
  • "If you just take the street price of Zadara Storage Cloud and look up the price or cost per hour, then you could think that Zadara Storage Cloud is extremely expensive or a solution only for enterprise use. That is not true. You need to compare the entire system. This means that you don't stop looking at just the street price, but you need to consider all the features, requirements, and costs of support as well as the extra cost that other vendors have. Other players just play with hidden, additional costs. Everything is included in Zadara Storage Cloud's licensing cost; what you get is what you pay for."
  • "For our use, it's appropriately priced and overall, it's proved to be very cost-effective against other tier-one vendors."
  • "The pricing and licensing are very simple and the cost is predictable, although, like everything that you pay for as you use, you have to be mindful of what you're using."
  • "It is a nice licensing model and it makes it quite simple because we just pay for what we use, and the bill that comes shows us exactly what customers are using what resources."
  • "The pricing is very competitive and the fact that they have very compelling discounts for multi-year commitments is great."
  • "The price of Zadara is very good and it covers everything. There is no subscription needed."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Basically, I set Wasabi up and forget it. I'll monitor it every once in a while just to make sure that it's working correctly.
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    I can only tell you that Wasabi costs about half what Amazon Web Services is charging. Now, the cost per month is a more difficult question. That varies depending on the capacity, the services you're… more »
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    I don't have enough experience to understand the nuances of where they might improve. You can sign in to your account and monitor it. Beyond that, I don't know if there are any other bells and… more »
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    Hey Ramon - happy to help however I can!   There's a good report recently published by GigaOm titled "GigaOm Sonar for Storage as a Service" that does a nice job of highlighting the STaaS vendors -… more »
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    One of the most valuable features is its integration with other cloud solutions. We have a presence within Amazon EC2 and we leverage compute instances in there. Being able to integrate with compute… more »
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    I would like to see them be a little bit more proactive in terms of the patches and updates that are available. I would like to see more disclosure and information around what fixes or what… more »
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    Overview

    Wasabi makes saving data simple, affordable, fast and secure. Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage removes the complicated decision of where, how and whether to save your data, and empowers you to transform your business and organization through cost savings and disruptive speed and performance.

    Zadara is a complete enterprise storage solution because it has all the functionality you expect in enterprise storage — and so much more. It starts with our patented virtualization software running the same industry-leading storage you can buy from a legacy vendor. It’s OpEx, so you pay only for what you use. And it's fully managed by us 24/7. In other words, Zadara can do everything your legacy storage can do, just a whole lot cheaper and easier.

    With the Zadara Storage universal solution, you can deploy storage of any data type (block, file, object), in any location (cloud, on-premise, hybrid - worldwide), and via any protocol (FC, iSCSI, iSER, NFS, CIFS, S3, Swift).

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    Sample Customers
    FileShadow, Ivy League Schools, Russell Sage Colleges, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, MayStreet
    Time, Inc. A&E Network, The Washington Post, News UK, McGraw Hill, Gilt, Toshiba, Deloitte, VMware
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Construction Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise22%
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    Wasabi is ranked 12th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Zadara is ranked 4th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 8 reviews. Wasabi is rated 10.0, while Zadara is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Wasabi writes "It's cost-effective and simple". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zadara writes "Flexible, good performance, cost-effective, and well-suited for disaster recovery storage". Wasabi is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Object Storage, whereas Zadara is most compared with Amazon S3, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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