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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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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.

CTERA Networks, based in Israel and New York, NY, is a privately held company founded in 2008 and backed by Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Venrock and Cisco. CTERA provides cloud storage solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to launch managed storage, backup, file sharing and mobile collaboration services using a single platform and based on the the cloud storage infrastructure of their choice.

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Cohesity SpanFS is ranked 6th in File System Software with 1 review while CTERA Edge X Series is ranked 10th in File System Software. Cohesity SpanFS is rated 0.0, while CTERA Edge X Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cohesity SpanFS writes "An integrated solution with good snapshot capabilities, stability, and scalability". On the other hand, Cohesity SpanFS is most compared with Nasuni, Oracle ZFS, Amazon FSx and WekaIO Matrix, whereas CTERA Edge X Series is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and SteelFusion.

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