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Software Defined Storage LizardFS is a distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available file system. It allows users to combine disk space located on many servers into a single name space which is visible on Unix-like and Windows systems in the same way as other file systems. SDS LizardFS makes files secure by keeping all the data in many replicas spread over available servers. It can also be used to build space-efficient storage, because it is designed to run on commodity hardware. Disk and server failures are handled transparently without any downtime or loss of data. If storage requirements grow, it's possible to scale an existing SDS LizardFS installation just by adding new servers _ at any time, without any downtime. The system will automatically move some data to newly added servers, because it continuously takes care of balancing disk usage across all connected nodes. Removing servers is just as easy as adding a new one.
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.
LizardFS is ranked 19th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. LizardFS is rated 0.0, while Red Hat Gluster Storage is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Gluster Storage writes "Easy to upgrade but the interface should be simplified". LizardFS is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN and Portworx Enterprise, whereas Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
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