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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.

Zadara is a complete enterprise storage solution because it has all the functionality you expect in enterprise storage — and so much more. It starts with our patented virtualization software running the same industry-leading storage you can buy from a legacy vendor. It’s OpEx, so you pay only for what you use. And it's fully managed by us 24/7. In other words, Zadara can do everything your legacy storage can do, just a whole lot cheaper and easier.

With the Zadara Storage universal solution, you can deploy storage of any data type (block, file, object), in any location (cloud, on-premise, hybrid - worldwide), and via any protocol (FC, iSCSI, iSER, NFS, CIFS, S3, Swift).

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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 5 reviews while Zadara Storage Cloud is ranked 23rd in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6, while Zadara Storage Cloud is rated 0.0. 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, 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 Zadara Storage Cloud is most compared with Amazon S3, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Hedvig and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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