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"GPFS monitoring is the best feature.""The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms.""We are using it for monitoring all of our storage.""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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"The single-pane-of-glass VMware interface makes configuration and management easy so you do not need IT specialists."

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"The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage.""The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers.""Integration with other vendors is not available.""It would be helpful if there was a graphical user interface that could walk you through the deployment process. The instructions surrounding setup aren't the best. They need to be more step-by-step."

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"A new company took over the product and now the support for Maxta has gone way downhill."

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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.
Top Answer: The pricing isn't too expensive. It's reasonable.
Top Answer: The solution would benefit from being simplified. The scalability could be a bit better. It needs to be more flexible when it comes to expanding. It would be helpful if there was a graphical user… more »
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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.

Maxta MxSP software-defined storage solutions provide organizations the choice to deploy hyper-convergence on any x86 server, using any hypervisor and any combination of storage devices. 

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VSS Monitoring, Vedams, ESG, City Government of Venray, Intel, Driscoll's
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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Maxta is ranked 14th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Maxta is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Maxta writes "Has the ability to have a single-pane-of-glass using the VMware interface but it needs better support". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, Red Hat Gluster Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas Maxta is most compared with VMware vSAN and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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