ScaleIO Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of ScaleIO competitors and alternatives
Real User
Senior Unix Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 21 2018

What is most valuable?

It has less overhead. We do a lot of training on our SAS environment. We had JFS2 file systems, and we made things so fast that JFS2 could not keep up with it. It took us down to a crawl. Spectrum Scale reduced the overhead and allowed SAS to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Keeps the SAS people happy. * Keeps SAS running. * Allows us to share files across multiple environments: Unix and Windows. * Managing the environments outside of the high availability cluster has been huge. This pulls one more factor out... more»

What needs improvement?

It does everything we need it to do. Though, making it a little easier to add bad file sets would help. There is a transition to how you add storage and how you add a file set, so making that a little smoother would probably be my... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

We were primarily looking for a storage system for a management cluster that was separate from our fiber channel SAN. Fiber channel SAN is all of our mission critical stuff, but we needed somewhere for our management systems that are watching... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We leveraged StoreVirtual to provide a software SAN for our management cluster of vSphere - this allowed us to run monitoring and management applications on a separate infrastructure from the rest of our Fibre Channel based vSphere clusters... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface needs to be updated. It's getting kind of long in the tooth, and the user interface makes it look a lot more complex than it actually is to manage, and I think that you can mask a lot of that with a refresh of the user... more»
Nutanix
Real User
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 15 2017

What do you think of Nutanix?

Improvements to My Organization It is now our single most powerful server that is easily scalable and has an HTML5 site that manages all aspects of the system. • Valuable Features Hyper-convergence is the most valuable feature for me as it allows me to scale the hardware according to project requirements. • Room for Improvement It would be great if it could emulate some of the features that their competitor VMware has, for example port mirroring or Netflow output at hypervisor level. • Stability Issues We did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues We did not encounter any issues with scalability except for cost and feature requests. • Customer Service and Technical Support Local support has been wonderful so far in my case, but I didn't...

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