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"The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good.""It performs well and it is also very fast.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""It's very easy-to-use."

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"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."

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"There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""The solution is expensive."

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"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible."

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"The price of this solution could be made more affordable.""In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little.""Licensing fees are paid yearly.""The price is a little high."

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Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
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FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.
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Sample Customers
ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
Comcast, TimeWarner Cable, EuroSport, Orange, Deluxe, DailtMotion, SFR, RTL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Telstra
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm21%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company9%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
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Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 10th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Stable with good technical support and easy to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and NetApp StorageGRID, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, Dell EMC ECS and SwiftStack.

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