Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct vs. Nutanix Acropolis

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 23rd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review vs Nutanix Acropolis which is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "There were many situations I put myself in while testing, and the data was never at risk". The top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis writes "Enables us to easily mix performance nodes with storage nodes". Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix and Red Hat Ceph Storage. Nutanix Acropolis is most compared with vSphere, Proxmox VE and Hyper-V.
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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.

Nutanix Acropolis combines feature-rich software-defined storage with built-in virtualization in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure solution that can be deployed out-of-the-box in 60 minutes or less. Eliminate the need for standalone SAN or NAS-based storage, reduce the complexity of legacy virtualization management and lower virtualization costs by up to 80%.

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