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"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."

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Top Answer: The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better.
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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.

Software Defined Storage LizardFS is a distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available file system. It allows users to combine disk space located on many servers into a single name space which is visible on Unix-like and Windows systems in the same way as other file systems. SDS LizardFS makes files secure by keeping all the data in many replicas spread over available servers. It can also be used to build space-efficient storage, because it is designed to run on commodity hardware. Disk and server failures are handled transparently without any downtime or loss of data. If storage requirements grow, it's possible to scale an existing SDS LizardFS installation just by adding new servers _ at any time, without any downtime. The system will automatically move some data to newly added servers, because it continuously takes care of balancing disk usage across all connected nodes. Removing servers is just as easy as adding a new one.

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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while LizardFS is ranked 19th in Software Defined Storage (SDS). IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while LizardFS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". On the other hand, 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, whereas LizardFS is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN and StarWind Virtual SAN.

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