We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"It's very easy to upgrade storage."
"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."
"The user interface could be simplified."
"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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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.
IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Red Hat Gluster Storage 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 Red Hat Gluster Storage writes "Easy to upgrade but the interface should be simplified". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, LizardFS and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
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