Compare Portworx vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

Portworx is ranked 4th in Cloud Software Defined Storage while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 42 reviews. Portworx is rated 0, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "It is more flexible than most VSAN solutions. You can run it across two hosts. You don't need a third host observing it". Portworx is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Nutanix, whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix.
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The free version is great to use for labs or test environments.This solution has a great price for the functionality.Licensing is based on nodes rather than TBs, which means that the users are free to increase storage capacity without putting thought into licensing.I would suggest that you download the free version, deploy in your lab, and play with it.Once you buy the license, you are free to build your own hardware solution based on your needs.The Price/Performance ratio for this solution is outstanding!We evaluated other options and this one was the most cost-effective.StarWind is best price/performance for SMB.

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Overview

Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.

For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

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Sample Customers
NIO, GE Digital, DreamWorks Animation, Lufthansa, beco, NEW CONTEXTBaker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company11%
Engineering Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company17%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Manufacturing Company10%
Construction Company9%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise21%
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Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise23%
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