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"There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.""Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.""The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.""The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions.""This is the best priced solution for an SMB.""The premium support from StarWinds is a must have. The ability to have access to a storage engineer 24/7 is a must for a production environment.""The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.""I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."

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Overview

For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

Software Defined Storage

StorMax™ SDS is a cost effective storage solution that provides Enterprise customers with a scale out distributed storage architecture to support the need for unified storage on Object, Block, and File System. Coupled with an open-source Ceph package, StorMax™ SDS is designed to solve your storage pain points while representing the next generation of storage architecture. Key features include:

  • A cost effective and flexible storage solution based on Open Compute (OCP) server architecture.
  • Distributed data storage system, where data is replicated and striped across the storage cluster.
  • Highly scalable and available with autonomous and self-healing capabilities due to Ceph’s design of intelligent OSD daemon.
  • An integrated storage solution that combines extreme reliability and flexibility with ease of management for IT operations.
  • Free of charge distribution model, allowing companies to get away from legacy subscription models.

StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of these servers (software-defined storage). It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. It is incredibly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes.

StorPool has advanced fully-distributed architecture and is arguably the fastest and most efficient block-storage software on the market today. It is the best storage system when building a cloud.

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Intel, Cinncinati Bell, Lincoln Financial Group, McAfee, Merck, Cisco
CloudSigma, Kualo, Togglebox, Neterra, Serveo, Superhosting.bg, GroupOne, DRFortress, Metanet, Dia, Server Storage Solutions
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company7%
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Healthcare Company6%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider27%
Retailer7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise16%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise24%
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Amax StorMax SDS is ranked 33rd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while StorPool is ranked 21st in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Amax StorMax SDS is rated 0.0, while StorPool is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Amax StorMax SDS is most compared with , whereas StorPool is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, SwiftStack, Portworx Enterprise and LINBIT SDS.

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