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"It's very easy to upgrade storage."

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"StarWind VTL allowed us to back up to virtual tape that was created within Veeam and upload the tape to the cloud."

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"The user interface could be simplified."

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"The initial installation can be complex and should be simplified."

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"If you currently have Veeam there is no other solution that is as easy and affordable as StarWind."

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Top Answer: It's very easy to upgrade storage.
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, my initial suggestion would be that the user interface could be simplified. For now, it requires training to be able to use it. I would like to see a more simplified version… more »
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Overview

Red Hat Gluster Storage (formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server) is a software-defined storage (SDS) platform designed to handle the requirements of traditional file storage—high-capacity tasks like backup and archival as well as high-performance tasks of analytics and virtualization. But unlike traditional storage systems, Red Hat Gluster Storage isn’t rigid and expensive. It easily scales across bare metal, virtual, container, and cloud deployments.

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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NTT Plala, McMaster University, University of Basque Country, Goodtech ASA, Cox Automotive, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), SaskTel, Glashart Media, CasioVolvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
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Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 16th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 8th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. Red Hat Gluster Storage is rated 7.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat Gluster Storage writes "Easy to upgrade but the interface should be simplified". 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". Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, LizardFS and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, FalconStor FreeStor and Nexenta.

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