Isilon vs. Netapp [Comparing 21 Technical Capabilities]

Rahul Patwardhan. August 10, 2021

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Criteria/Capabilities Isilon Netapp
DEPLOYMENT MODELS On-premises Yes Yes
Cloud Partial Yes
Converged Yes Yes
ADMINISTRATION GUI, CLI, API Yes Yes
DATA TYPES File, Object Yes Yes
MIXED WORKLOADS Efficiently perform large and small IOPS on the same filesystem* No No
CLOUD BURSTING Natively moving data to the cloud** Yes Yes
CLOUD EXTENSIBILITY Runs in the cloud same as on-premises. (deployment, management and
functionality)
Yes Yes
Ability to extend namespaces to Object Storage No No
MULTIPROTOCOL SUPPORT POSIX, NFS, SMB S3 No No
CONTAINER SUPPORT Works with CSI interface Yes Yes
SECURITY End-to-end encryption (in-flight and at rest) No No
Multi-tenancy (Ability to create multiple and separate namespaces with
separated management capabilities)
Yes Yes
Support for ACLs Yes Yes
HARDWARE Running on off the shelf servers No No
Agnostic (Not tied to a specific hardware vendor) No No
SCALING LIMITS 1000’s of storage servers No No
1000’s of compute servers Yes Yes
Scale capacity and performance independently No Yes
Integrate different tiers such as flash and HDD Yes Yes

*Same file system can accommodate maximum throughput and IOPS without a configuration requirement
**Ability to move data between different on-premises and public cloud environments without the need of 3rd party data mover applications or back-up applications.

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