Compare HPE StoreVirtual vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 9 reviews while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.2. 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 Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix and StarWind Virtual SAN. See our HPE StoreVirtual vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct 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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It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.The most valuable feature are the caching capabilities using the storage class memory.The most valuable feature is that there is no single point of failure.

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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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It is scalable, but only beyond two nodes. If I go for two nodes it's not scalable. I need to build a complete cluster from the beginning if I'm going for two nodes.I think the online documentation needs a lot of work and so do the sizing tools.More optimization could be done in terms of mirroring.

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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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Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products.With the data center licensing and everything that is connected to that, this solution is relatively costly.

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Also Known As
HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
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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.

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

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Sample Customers
NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
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Healthcare Company13%
Hospitality Company8%
Retailer8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Software R&D Company42%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government7%
Retailer7%
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