Compare Amax StorMax SDS vs. SwiftStack

Amax StorMax SDS is ranked 32nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while SwiftStack is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 6 reviews. Amax StorMax SDS is rated 0, while SwiftStack is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SwiftStack writes "Gives us the flexibility to buy hardware from any vendor, and reduces our storage admin costs". Amax StorMax SDS is most compared with , whereas SwiftStack is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality and Cloudian HyperStore.
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We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size.The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive.Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly.We find the pricing rather steep. Of course, you get quality for your money, that's absolutely true... [But] when you look at the prices of the licensing and the prices of your hardware, it's quite substantial.The annual support and maintenance costs compared to our old solution for backups had about a two-thirds savings, so about a 60% annual savings on our support and maintenance contract. That savings funded additional expansion for what it was costing us for the support and maintenance contracts on old solution.The pricing and licensing are capacity-based, so it's hard to put my finger on them, because so many different vendors charge in different ways. We are still saving significantly over any of the other options that we evaluated because we can choose the best hardware at the best price, then put SwiftStack software on it. So, it's hard to complain, even though a part of me goes, "It would be nicer if it were less expensive."We have had a 40 to 50 percent reduction in CAPEX on the acquisition of new hardware, which is probably conservative.COST_SAVING; We have had a 40 to 50 percent reduction in CAPEX on the acquisition of new hardware, which is probably conservative.

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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.
SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
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Intel, Cinncinati Bell, Lincoln Financial Group, McAfee, Merck, CiscoPac-12 Networks, Georgia Institute of Technology, Budd Van Lines
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