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."
"The licensing is based on the number of terabytes."
"The licensing model is complex and depends on factors such as the number of processing cores and the amount of storage."
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.
Hedvig is the world's only private, hybrid and multi-cloud software defined storage platform for primary and secondary data. Hedvig stores, protects, and replicates data across multiple sites as well as private and public clouds.
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a single software-defined storage solution that meets all of your primary, secondary, and cloud data needs.
Hedvig provides a distributed storage fabric that provides cloud-like elasticity, simplicity, and flexibility. With Hedvig you can cut storage costs by 60% or more while accelerating your cloud transformation.
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Hedvig is ranked 20th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews. Hedvig is rated 0.0, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". Hedvig is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN, Zadara and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and IBM Cloud Object Storage.
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