TechValidate Research on NetApp SolidFire All Flash Array

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SolidFire Customer Fact

PayPal, Inc. realized 75-100% savings benefits with the agility/flexibility of NetApp compared to previous data storage platforms.

SolidFire Customer Fact

SolidFire enables zero down time, with the ability to expand without a forklift upgrade.

A large enterprise aerospace & defense company saved 50-75% of administrative time for storage upgrades after using SolidFire.

SolidFire Customer Satisfaction Rating

Mark Fournier, a Systems Architect at United States Senate FCU, would be very likely to recommend SolidFire for this reason:

SolidFire has allowed our organization to decrease our management overhead with regards to storage, while also achieve a peace of mind when it comes to performance and scalability.

SolidFire Customer Fact

Enterprise customers are realizing significantly reduced risk with SolidFire.

A Global 500 retail company realized 50-75% of savings benefits from reduced risk after using NetApp compared to previous data storage platforms.

SolidFire Customer Statistic

SolidFire’s primary use case is private cloud/internal self-service.

41% of surveyed organizations use SolidFire for managed, self-service private cloud, PaaS, and IaaS.

41%

SolidFire Customer Statistic

SolidFire’s API integrations help companies save time provisioning resources

44% of surveyed organizations reduced the time spent on provisioning and de-provisioning resources after using SolidFire’s automation integrations.

SolidFire Customer Statistic

1 of every 3 SolidFire customers are realizing benefits from SolidFire’s purchasing flexibility.

34% of surveyed organizations improved their purchasing flexibility since using SolidFire.

34%

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

SolidFire reduces companies’ risk, while improving end-customers’ experiences.

Lowered risk and enables guaranteed performance to customers.

Denis Skrinnikoff, Director, Technology, TeraGo

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

No more forklifts. No more noisy neighbors.

There are 2 benefits of using SolidFire that stands out from all the others. The biggest being no “forklift” upgrades. This saves a lot money for not having to prepare a location for a new array and it saves a massive amount of time not having to migrate data from the old to the new array. The second biggest benefit is being able to guarantee performance and eliminating the “noisy neighbor” effect. SolidFire is most definitely the platform to use for service providers.

Valued Customer, Cloud Storage Principle Team Lead, Internet Solutions

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

SolidFire has been the first storage system which allowed us to build a service with guaranteed storage performance. I believe we’ve gotten rid of noisy neighbor issues now. I also appreciate the full API control of storage resources and the exemplary level of OpenStack integration. Big thanks to John Griffith!

Lukas Kubin, Lead Service Architect, Tieto

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

In deploying SolidFire, our organization has achieved many goals while also resolving several points of prior contention. First and foremost, the performance for our mixed in-house workloads has been stellar. Whether it comes to MS SQL clusters, file servers, email, or even backup processing – the QoS functionality married with VVOLs does an excellent job, and we never have to worry. In addition to that, managing/growing our virtual infrastructure has never been easier, as we have all storage provisioning integrated directly through VVOLs.

Mark Fournier, Systems Architect, United States Senate FCU

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

It’s so easy.

Bart Claremont, Sr. Systems Engineer, Calligo

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

We don’t worry about it. It just works.

IT Manager, Large Enterprise Retail Company

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

Storage is simple now.

Lead Technical Architect, Small Business Computer Services Company

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

SolidFire is hands-free

It allows us to operate a highly scalable enterprise storage environment with no dedicated IT resources.

IT VP, Small Business Energy & Utilities Company

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

Time time time…we saved so much time migrating VMs and restoring data.

Sr. Systems Engineer, State & Local Government

SolidFire Customer Testimonial

SolidFire has saved us time and resources.

IT Director, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Testimonial

What is your single biggest challenge in providing cloud & hosting services today?

The single biggest challenge is being able to provide people what they have been sold. At prior hosting positions, clients expected that their workloads would “always be fast”- it was never something anyone could ever control. SolidFire eliminates the problem in a simple and efficient way.

Mark Fournier, Senior IT Architect, United States Senate

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Testimonial

What is your single biggest challenge in providing cloud & hosting services today?

Exceeding customer expectations in an increasingly competitive market.

Mark Herridge, Chief Cloud Operations Officer, Calligo

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Testimonial

What is your single biggest challenge in providing cloud & hosting services today?

Our single biggest challenge used to be storage, but with SolidFire’s automation this has now reduced significantly making network automation and segmentation the single biggest challenge.

Eric Neumann, Chief Technology Officer, AOD Cloud

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Testimonial

What is your single biggest challenge in providing cloud & hosting services today?

Competing with AWS, Azure or other global cloud provider in terms of pricing, services offered and performance.

Senior IT Manager, Small Business Computer Services Company

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Testimonial

What is your single biggest challenge in providing cloud & hosting services today?

We’re challenged to meet new business needs at the same time as we have to continue servicing traditional environments without disruption.

IT Architect, S&P 500 Computer Software Company

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Testimonial

What is your single biggest challenge is in providing cloud & hosting services today?

Speed of delivery and the agility to adjust course quickly. Cloud is an extremely fast paced and rapid changing environment, that requires service providers to be extremely agile, keep up with the competition, while still remaining relevant.

Andrew Green, Head of Cloud Engineering, Internet Solutions

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Satisfaction Rating

Xander Niega, a Senior DevOps/Systems Engineer at Demand Media would be very likely to recommend SolidFire All Flash Array for this reason:

It integrates well with our OpenStack implementation and does exactly what we need it to do.

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Satisfaction Rating

Heather Ribas, a Sales Representative at Network Appliance would be very likely to recommend SolidFire All Flash Array for this reason:

API Driven, automation out of box, granular QoS capabilities, and flexible deployment options.

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Satisfaction Rating

Sarel Theron, a Senior Cloud Engineer at Internet Solutions would be very likely to recommend SolidFire All Flash Array for this reason:

It is the only proper Service Provider storage platform on the market. Pricing is very competitive and the support is great.

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Statistic

Docker usage in support of service provider’s primary use cases will increase in the next 1-2 years.

21% of surveyed customers plan to use Docker/Docker Swarm/Docker Datacenter to support their primary use case within the next 12-24 months.

21%

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Statistic

Service Providers are considering open source solutions to support their primary use cases.

57% of surveyed customers plan to use OpenStack to support their primary use case within the next
12-24 months.

57%

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Statistic

VMware is the dominant technology deployed in support of Service Provider’s primary use cases

79% of surveyed customers use VMware vCenter/ESXi in support of their primary use case.

79%

SolidFire All Flash Array Customer Satisfaction Rating

SolidFire keeps it Simple

Hugo Tavares, a Chief Technology Officer at Lunacloud, said they would be very likely to recommend SolidFire All Flash Array for this reason:

SolidFire simply works.




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