Chamith PereraSenior Systems Specialist and Pre-Sales at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It allows compute and storage to operate separately, and has the ability to take SAN nodes out of production for maintenance with little effort and zero downtime."
"The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure."
"HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console."
"It appears to be very stable and very robust."
"The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent."
"The solution is very stable."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs."
"It's very stable and it's easy to use."
"It's very easy to upgrade storage."
"The product is coming to end-of-life in the next three years."
"Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently."
"I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware."
"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."
"The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options."
"The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users."
"The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger."
"It is a costly solution."
"The user interface could be simplified."
"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."
"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."
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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.
Red Hat Gluster Storage (formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server) is a software-defined storage (SDS) platform designed to handle the requirements of traditional file storage—high-capacity tasks like backup and archival as well as high-performance tasks of analytics and virtualization. But unlike traditional storage systems, Red Hat Gluster Storage isn’t rigid and expensive. It easily scales across bare metal, virtual, container, and cloud deployments.
HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 6th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 10 reviews while Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 7.6, while Red Hat Gluster Storage is rated 7.0. 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 Red Hat Gluster Storage writes "Easy to upgrade but the interface should be simplified". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and IBM Spectrum Scale, whereas Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
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