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"I won't talk about specific numbers, but it is a little hard to compare it to other products out there because there is nobody out there that does exactly what they do. If you are just comparing it to another NAS box, it is probably going to look higher, but that's an unfair comparison because it does things that a NAS box can't do."

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Top Answer: It has snapshot capabilities. We take advantage of those.
Top Answer: I won't talk about specific numbers, but it is a little hard to compare it to other products out there because there is nobody out there that does exactly what they do. If you are just comparing it to… more »
Top Answer: Its read performance can be improved. It is just slow in comparison to other file systems, but a lot of it also has to do with the fact that they have a limited number of spindles under each node.
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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, Amazon FSx for Lustre
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Amazon FSx makes it easy and cost effective to launch and run popular file systems. With Amazon FSx, you can leverage the rich feature sets and fast performance of widely-used open source and commercially-licensed file systems, while avoiding time-consuming administrative tasks like hardware provisioning, software configuration, patching, and backups. It provides cost-efficient capacity and high levels of reliability, and it integrates with other AWS services so that you can manage and use the file systems in cloud-native ways.

Amazon FSx provides you with two file systems to choose from: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server for enterprise workloads and Amazon FSx for Lustre for high-performance workloads.

Designed to combine the best of enterprise and cloud stacks, SpanFS exposes industry-standard, globally distributed NFS, SMB and S3 interfaces.

The IO Engine detects random vs. sequential IO profiles, splits the data into chunks, performs deduplication and directs to the most appropriate storage tier.

SpanFS also includes a new Metadata Store based on a consistent, distributed, NoSQL store for fast operations at scale.

SnapTree® provides a distributed meta data structure based on B+ tree concepts. It supports unlimited, frequent snapshots with no performance degradation.

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Amazon FSx is ranked 10th in File System Software while Cohesity SpanFS is ranked 7th in File System Software with 1 review. Amazon FSx is rated 0.0, while Cohesity SpanFS is rated 0.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cohesity SpanFS writes "An integrated solution with good snapshot capabilities, stability, and scalability". Amazon FSx is most compared with Nasuni and Oracle ZFS, whereas Cohesity SpanFS is most compared with Nasuni, Oracle ZFS and CTERA Edge X Series.

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