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"The most valuable feature is that there is no single point of failure.""The most valuable feature are the caching capabilities using the storage class memory.""It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.""The flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazing"

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"The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good."

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"More optimization could be done in terms of mirroring.""I think the online documentation needs a lot of work and so do the sizing tools.""It is scalable, but only beyond two nodes. If I go for two nodes it's not scalable. I need to build a complete cluster from the beginning if I'm going for two nodes.""Documentation management could be improved"

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"The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement."

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"With the data center licensing and everything that is connected to that, this solution is relatively costly.""Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products."

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Top Answer: It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.
Top Answer: Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products.
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in their network capabilities. Right now, if I'm going with the on-prem Storage Spaces Direct then I need to have a toll switch. They have a requirement: If I'm going for… more »
Top Answer: The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good.
Top Answer: The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement. The solution needs to offer support for the fiber channel as a protocol.
Top Answer: We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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Overview

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.

Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 5 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, StarWind Virtual SAN, DataCore SANsymphony SDS and Red Hat Gluster Storage, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, MinIO, IBM Spectrum Scale, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Dell EMC ECS.

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