Compare Nexenta vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library

Nexenta is ranked 20th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. Nexenta is rated 0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "High-performance, cost-effective, and integrated well with our existing backup solution". Nexenta is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, ScaleIO and Nutanix Acropolis, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage and Nexenta.
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Overview
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage - what we call Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS).We uniquely integrate software-only "Open Source" collaboration with commodity hardware-centric "Software-Defined Storage" (SDS) innovation.

For SMB and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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GMO, Northern Backup, Cox Communications, University of Toronto, ScaleMatrix, Wipro, Ruhr University, Drillinginfo, George Washington University, Walton Electric, Faculty of Physics, NAU, ServerCentralVolvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
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