We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size."
"The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive."
"Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly."
StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of these servers (software-defined storage). It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. It is incredibly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes.
StorPool has advanced fully-distributed architecture and is arguably the fastest and most efficient block-storage software on the market today. It is the best storage system when building a cloud.
StorPool is ranked 20th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while SwiftStack is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. StorPool is rated 0.0, while SwiftStack is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". StorPool is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, StarWind Virtual SAN, VMware vSAN, LINBIT SDS and Zadara, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, Dell EMC ECS and NetApp StorageGRID.
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