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IBM Scale-out NAS (SONAS) is a solution for cloud storage implementations. It is designed to consolidate files that are scattered in multiple storage locations and allow them to be efficiently shared and managed.
For SMB and Enterprises who are looking for high performance primary storage for server virtualization, VDI, database and Big Data scenarios, or inexpensive secondary backup tier, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, and associated software into an easily scalable storage platform.
Additionally, the appliance features an optional gateway to Azure public cloud, which helps to implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan or meet regulatory requirements. StarWind SA scales up by adding individual disks and flash modules, or JBODs, while adding ready controller nodes allows scaling out.
StarWind SA targets those, who need high-performance primary storage or secondary storage for backup. In case there is a whole virtualization infrastructure to build from scratch, StarWind HCA will come in handy. Otherwise, if all the required hardware is present, StarWind Virtual SAN will be enough to build a high-performance virtualization setup.
IBM Scale-out NAS is ranked 13th in NAS while StarWind Storage Appliance is ranked 7th in NAS with 3 reviews. IBM Scale-out NAS is rated 0.0, while StarWind Storage Appliance is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Storage Appliance writes "Works as a service and does not require too many resources on the host". IBM Scale-out NAS is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy, FreeNAS, NetApp FAS Series and Hitachi NAS, whereas StarWind Storage Appliance is most compared with FreeNAS, StorMagic SvSAN and Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon).
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