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Pros
"It's very easy to upgrade storage."

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"This is an easy-to-use product for adding flexibility to your storage solution.""The single management panel is the main feature that is wonderful for the customer.""The best part of the solution is that you can actually scale up to a large number of operating systems without additional hardware."

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"The user interface could be simplified."

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"The performance is not as good as some competing products and reporting can be improved.""I'd like to see improved hardware compatibility""It doesn't have the ability to be deployed on any kind of hardware and network connectors."

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"The product is quite expensive and is among the most expensive for this type of solution.""A single socket costs you around US $6,000 for three years. At a minimum, you have a three load cluster for a medium or enterprise-scale company. It can get quite expensive because you're likely to need four to six sockets on the other side. It comes to around $30,000.""I believe there is a yearly licensing fee of around $2000 - $5000. I don't think there are additional costs above that but it depends on the type of infrastructure you're booting."

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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 »
Top Answer: We're using the product for storage.
Top Answer: The best part of the solution is that you can actually scale up to a large number of operating systems without additional hardware.
Top Answer: I believe there is a yearly licensing fee of around $2000 - $5000. I don't think there are additional costs above that but it depends on the type of infrastructure you're booting. If it's very complex… more »
Top Answer: The cost of the product is where an improvement could be made. It's generally very expensive and requires a lot of architecture that needs to be designed according to specific situations. If it could… more »
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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.

VMware software-defined storage is a simple, yet intelligent, storage data center architecture that aligns with business and application demands—eliminating static, purpose-built and inefficient hardware with dynamic, agile and automated solutions.

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Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 16th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while VMware Software Defined Storage is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews. Red Hat Gluster Storage is rated 7.0, while VMware Software Defined Storage is rated 7.6. 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 VMware Software Defined Storage writes "Comes in a single management panel and doesn't require the need to buy separate dedicated storage". Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, LizardFS and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas VMware Software Defined Storage is most compared with Datera, LINBIT SDS, IBM Spectrum Scale and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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