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StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of these servers (software-defined storage). It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. It is incredibly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes.
StorPool has advanced fully-distributed architecture and is arguably the fastest and most efficient block-storage software on the market today. It is the best storage system when building a cloud.
IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while StorPool is ranked 20th in Software Defined Storage (SDS). IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while StorPool 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, VMware vSAN, Red Hat Gluster Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas StorPool is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, StarWind Virtual SAN, VMware vSAN, SwiftStack and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.
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