We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"One of the features I find most valuable, is the good technical support."
"The speed and the ease of the initial setup are both good. It is not complex."
"This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers."
"The interface and documentation need to improve."
"The product has to be more mature, like to be another six to eight months on the market. A lot of maturity needs to be incorporated."
"The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if they had memory caching features in the product. Some backup features should also be in the product"
"It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable to compare with VMware vSAN or Nutanix because that's another product altogether."
Earn 20 points
StorMagic SvSAN simplifies storage at the edge. It is a virtual SAN, virtualizing the internal storage of two servers and creating an active-active mirror that ensures an exact copy of data resides on both servers at any time. Needing just two nodes in each cluster, using any x86 server, any CPU and any storage combination, SvSAN gives you the flexibility to deploy lightweight, low cost highly available storage as you wish.
A single, incredibly lightweight witness provides quorum to as many as 1000 SvSAN clusters and they can all be deployed and managed from a central location. Stretch your SvSAN clusters across entire cities for added resiliency. Deploy on VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM hypervisors and avoid vendor lock-in. Leverage sophisticated caching algorithms when superior performance is required. If security is a priority, implement StorSecure - SvSAN's integrated encryption and key management feature. And if redundancy is a concern, deploy three nodes per cluster to withstand two node failures and still keep your applications online.
Dell EMC ProtectPoint is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while StorMagic SvSAN is ranked 18th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Dell EMC ProtectPoint is rated 7.6, while StorMagic SvSAN is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC ProtectPoint writes "The programs are excellent and the technical support is very good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StorMagic SvSAN writes "A software-defined storage solution with a useful synchronization feature". Dell EMC ProtectPoint is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Zerto, Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Quest Rapid Recovery, whereas StorMagic SvSAN is most compared with StarWind Virtual SAN, DataCore SANsymphony SDS, VMware vSAN and HPE SimpliVity.
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