Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Overview

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is the #8 ranked solution in our list of top Software Defined Storage (SDS) tools. It is most often compared to VMware vSAN: Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct vs VMware vSAN

What is Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct?

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is also known as MS Storage Spaces Direct, MS Storage Spaces Direct, MS Storage Spaces Direct.

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Buyer's Guide

Download the Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Customers

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Infrastructure Lead at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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There were many situations I put myself in while testing, and the data was never at risk

What is our primary use case?

Full production. This is now our primary storage and hypervisor (hyper-converged) solution for our primary cluster.

What other advice do I have?

Stop using mechanical spinning disks; it costs more in the long run for all the performance challenges. Consider iWarp if you don't already have advanced experience with successful RoCE (DCB, PFC) deployments.