Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Competitors and Alternatives

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CTO - Partner at SabreTech Consulting LLC
May 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The highly available feature between two nodes works without any issues. We have practiced DR scenarios and our CSV/cluster has always stayed online. The software has the ability to "elect" a master… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were previously using Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, but that product was unreliable and practically unsupported by Microsoft. We were able to leverage our previous hardware capital investment… more»

What needs improvement?

A duplication feature inside of a CSV would be very useful. I'm sure there are a lot of duplicated blocks on a CSV that have 75 VMs of Windows Server. StarWind relies on the underlying OS to manage… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The premium support from StarWinds is a must have. The ability to have access to a storage engineer 24/7 is a must for a production environment.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct but had numerous reliability issues with the solution. It was definitely not ready for a production environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had thought about proprietary SANs, but those didn't fit our requirements for cost and flexibility.
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