We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
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.
DDN's Infinite Memory Engine (IME) is a scale-out, software-defined, flash storage platform that streamlines the data path for application I/O. IME interfaces directly to applications and secures I/O via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks.
FalconStor FreeStor is a single integrated platform that simplifies the management of data across legacy, modern, and virtual storage environments. FreeStor delivers enterprise-class software-defined, intelligent data services combined with predictive analytics across any primary or secondary storage hardware; in the cloud or on-premise. FreeStor helps IT organizations realize more economic value out of existing environments and any future storage investments while reducing complexity, maximizing flexibility, and improving operational efficiency.
FreeStor offers Core-to-Edge analytics, Cloud enablement, Secure multi-tenancy, Unified client management, and Intelligent pricing (primary copy pricing
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DDN IME is ranked 30th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while FalconStor FreeStor is ranked 26th in Software Defined Storage (SDS). DDN IME is rated 0.0, while FalconStor FreeStor is rated 0.0. On the other hand, DDN IME is most compared with IBM Spectrum Scale, whereas FalconStor FreeStor is most compared with StarWind Virtual Tape Library.
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