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"We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size."
"The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive."
"Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly."
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.
LizardFS is ranked 19th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while SwiftStack is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. LizardFS is rated 0.0, while SwiftStack is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". LizardFS is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, StarWind Virtual SAN and VMware vSAN, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, Dell EMC ECS and Cloudian HyperStore.
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