Compare HPE StoreVirtual vs. IBM Spectrum Scale

HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 9 reviews while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 8th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 7 reviews. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 7.8, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Independent of hardware with good stability but requires better integration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage and VMware vSAN. See our HPE StoreVirtual vs. IBM Spectrum Scale report.
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Pros
All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.It's very stable and it's easy to use.The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs.The solution is very stable.The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent.It appears to be very stable and very robust.HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console.The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure.

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We are using it for monitoring all of our storage.The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms.GPFS monitoring is the best feature.It makes our file system sharing a lot easier, even across different continents. We have had file systems shared across different continents with no performance degradation.It has been pretty reliable throughout the years. As far as capacity is concerned, it can handle most heavy loads.We can have multiple systems within the same file system.Technical support has been very helpful. They provide us with pretty good solutions that we can implement moving forward.Allows us to share files across multiple environments.

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Cons
In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product.It is a costly solution.The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger.The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users.The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options.One of the areas that need improvement is the consolidated management platform, to manage all of the nodes from one place and the licensing around that.I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware.Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently.

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Integration with other vendors is not available.The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers.The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage.Maybe it needs integration with HA.They should probably simply the Red Hat implementation portion. This portion was not as straightforward as I would like it to be.We do have some issues where Spectrum Scale does not work as expected. We have seen our Spectrum Scale servers go down unexpectedly, but because we have a cluster, it does not take out the entire organization.Making it a little easier to add bad file sets would help. There is a transition to how you add storage and how you add a file set, so making that a little smoother would probably be my recommendation.This is probably the biggest challenge, getting everything upgraded, because it just takes time. We wish it was a faster solution to be able to do everything at once, but you have do each node individually. The more nodes, the longer it takes.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It costs less than $10,000 for one machine. If it costs more than 15% higher than this, then the customer may change to another solution.For our organization, I believe the cost is 16,000 Euros for a three-year license. It costs a bit more to do the maintenance on our servers as well. It's also on an HP ProLiant server and an organization will need to do the maintenance there also. I believe the price for that is around 2000 Euros a year.

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The licensing model is complex and depends on factors such as the number of processing cores and the amount of storage.The licensing is based on the number of terabytes.

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Overview

HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

IBM Spectrum Scale is a cluster file system that provides concurrent access to a single file system or set of file systems from multiple nodes. The nodes can be SAN attached, network attached, a mixture of SAN attached and network attached, or in a shared nothing cluster configuration. This enables access to this common set of data to support a scale-out solution or to provide a high availability platform. IBM Spectrum Scale has many features beyond common data access including data replication, policy based storage management, and multi-site operations. You can create a cluster of AIX nodes, Linux nodes, Windows server nodes, or a mix of all three. IBM Spectrum Scale can run on virtualized instances providing common data access in environments, leverage logical partitioning, or other hypervisors. Multiple IBM Spectrum Scale clusters can share data within a location or across wide area network (WAN) connections.
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Healthcare Company13%
Construction Company8%
Hospitality Company8%
Retailer8%
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Financial Services Firm71%
Comms Service Provider14%
Software R&D Company14%
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Software R&D Company52%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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