It has a single pane of glass and you don't have to jump around various toolsets.
What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability.
Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us.
Recovery and maintenance are now less stressful and most importantly, it allows our users to keep working.
The option to deploy a hyper-converged system without an expensive storage switch was a benefit.
With StarWind's Proactive monitoring we can go about our day helping our customers and not have to worry about our cluster's health.
The interface is user-friendly.
It provides high performance and business-critical storage.
The flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazing
It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.
A very flexible solution.
All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.
There are many benefits to this solution. Storage virtualization and the ability to migrate massive amounts of data to other systems without impacting your client are the most valuable. It is non-disruptive for my users. We migrated 350 terabytes of data in one night to a new machine without a small system going down and a single user complaining about the performance. You have to fine-tune a lot of storage machines constantly for performance and for making sure that they are optimal, but IBM Spectrum Virtualize does this by itself. It does the adjustment on its own, and it does it right. That's what makes it different. I had a huge VSP from Hitachi, which is also a type of virtualization-based engine but with a decent size. It was a continuous performance-tuning exercise. I never had that issue with IBM Spectrum Virtualize.
The team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider.
Performance, redundancy, scalability and cost-effectiveness. StorPool delivers superbly in all of these areas.
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