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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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"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."

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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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"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible."

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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: I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems.
Top Answer: If I had to choose a new aspect for the system, it would be the rebalancing. The ease of use during capacity upgrades would be the most important improvement. I don't know if they manage it better… more »
Top Answer: We used Scality during the capacity extension.
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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.

Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.
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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 5 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. 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 Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, StarWind Virtual SAN and DataCore SANsymphony SDS, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, Qumulo, Dell EMC ECS and NetApp StorageGRID.

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