FalconStor FreeStor vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

As of April 2019, FalconStor FreeStor is ranked 28th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) vs StarWind Virtual SAN which is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 27 reviews. The top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "It is more flexible than most VSAN solutions. You can run it across two hosts. You don't need a third host observing it". FalconStor FreeStor is most compared with EMC ViPR, FormationOne Dynamic Storage Platform and DataCore Virtual SAN. StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and DataCore Virtual SAN.
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The licensing is straightforward, with free and trial versions available.Cost is affordable and licensing is smooth.It's priced fairly. It was definitely cheaper than the competition. The licensing terms are straightforward and reasonable.Their pricing seems pretty good, and their licensing structure is pretty straightforward.The licensing is a bit weird. If you license the standard version of StarWind, it allows you four terabytes. Then, they have a pro version, but with the pro version, the only difference is it doubles the terabytes to eight.The pricing is more than reasonable.The license is reusable. We can always rebuild it and apply the license. Then, boom, we get new servers, apply the license, and we're back up and running.The pricing is fine for the work that it does.

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Overview

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 

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.

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Sample Customers
Telefonica, Egenera, C&C Computação e Comunicação, Sunrise Communications Group, ImptechBaker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Construction Company14%
Hospitality Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company24%
Construction Company16%
Manufacturing Company13%
Security Firm13%
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise17%
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Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise12%
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