SolidFire Valuable Features
In terms of SolidFire's most valuable features, simplicity is the key component and key feature of SolidFire. It meant that the administrator or the user do not need to learn about storage RAID Groups or something like that, but they only need to provision the storage space that they need for the host. SolidFire's is being used in NetApp HCI(Hyper-converge Infrastructure)solutions that comes with a Deployment Engine to make the solution more simpler faster and easier to deploy.When you need a software defined storage system SolidFire's is really, really good.
When a customer need complete "Software defined Data-center Solution" with compute and storage; then NetApp HCI is far better choice than any other HCI Solutions.
SolidFire's really simple to deploy. you don't need to learn a lot. When you compare the NetApp storage system with SolidFire, both are very simple to deploy, but comparing to the other products from NetApp, SolidFire is even more simpler to deploy.
The performance with the QoS is its most valuable aspect.
The integration with VMware is excellent. There are different plugins to manage the SolidFire storage from the vCenter level. That I really appreciate.
SolidFire even as a standalone storage platform is excellent.
I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.
It's block access storage, however, for block access storage we have the guarantee of performance.
We have the duplication and we have the encryption with this solution. We have almost all the standards needed for storage with SolidFire. In terms of protection, with the level of protection we can set between the SolidFire nodes, it's very good.View full review »
Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
The product is easy to manage and deploy. It's got full API functionality and the performance is pretty steady.
The initial setup is pretty straightforward.View full review »
Presales Engineer at Tech Data Corporation
The most valuable feature is the QoS and its ease of use. The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it.
The replication works well.
They now have a 100GB network interface, which is nice because I was disappointed with the original iSCSI protocol. That was all that it supported and I found it to be a limitation.View full review »
Founder, President and CEO with 201-500 employees
One of the most valuable thing aspect of the solution is the fact that it's all in one and all in a very small physical footprint. It has all of your major components, including your storage area network, servers, and networking footprint.
The delivery of the product is very fast and the solution itself deploys quickly, it is up and running within hours.
The product is competitively priced and technical support is good.
You can easily and effectively scale this solution. It's one of the main selling points and one of the features that makes it far superior to competitors.
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system.View full review »