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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 »
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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.

StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of these servers (software-defined storage). It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. It is incredibly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes.

StorPool has advanced fully-distributed architecture and is arguably the fastest and most efficient block-storage software on the market today. It is the best storage system when building a cloud.

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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 5 reviews while StorPool is ranked 7th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6, while StorPool is rated 10.0. 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 StorPool writes "Enabled us to increase both our gross margins and performance while also decreasing latency". 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 StorPool is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, StarWind Virtual SAN, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Hedvig.

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