Compare LINBIT SDS vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

LINBIT SDS is ranked 34th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 42 reviews. LINBIT SDS is rated 0, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "It is more flexible than most VSAN solutions. You can run it across two hosts. You don't need a third host observing it". LINBIT SDS is most compared with , whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix.
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The free version is great to use for labs or test environments.This solution has a great price for the functionality.Licensing is based on nodes rather than TBs, which means that the users are free to increase storage capacity without putting thought into licensing.I would suggest that you download the free version, deploy in your lab, and play with it.Once you buy the license, you are free to build your own hardware solution based on your needs.The Price/Performance ratio for this solution is outstanding!We evaluated other options and this one was the most cost-effective.StarWind is best price/performance for SMB.

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Overview

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.

For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

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Sample Customers
Intel, Porsche, CISCO, Barkman HONEY, IBM, Sphinx, Kapsch, BDO BankBaker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company11%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company17%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Manufacturing Company10%
Construction Company9%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise21%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business58%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise23%
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