Compare LINBIT SDS vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

LINBIT SDS is ranked 32nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews. LINBIT SDS is rated 0, while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". LINBIT SDS is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage and StorMagic, whereas Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix and StarWind Virtual SAN.
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LINBIT keeps Linux systems up and running. As the developers of DRBD® software (www.linbit.com), LINBIT has led the way in high availability since 2001. DRBD has been included in the Linux kernel since version 2.6.33 (2009), has been deployed on all major Linux distributions and is fully compatible with systems, applications, devices and services.

With LINBIT SDS the company creates a high performing Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution using Linux OS for shared block storage which integrates with the relevant cloud and virtualization systems. With the LINBIT SDS solution, common-off-the-shelf hardware is turned into blazingly fast, reliable block storage. DRBD is integrated into OpenStack, OpenNebula, Docker Kubernetes and Proxmox.

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

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