ScaleIO Alternatives and Competitors

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Senior Expert Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 29 2019

What is most valuable?

GPFS monitoring is the best feature. The performance is very good and so is the scalability. The NFS CL solution is impressive because if you have a power loss for any reason from the consumer host, the system switches seamlessly to the… more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage. It can consume block storage, you can put it on from the storage and present the span over the fiber channel or iSCSI. The problem is that they have not been able to… more»

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

The licensing is based on the number of terabytes. We have an enterprise license agreement with IBM and it doesn't reflect the moment price list. I think that it's a good price but it is quite expensive.

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

Currently, we are also using Nutanix, Vison, ScaleIO, and Huawei as an STS solution. The problem is that we want to use one solution in the future and not five. I have to compare all of these and decide which one is the best for the future.

What other advice do I have?

We are using this solution in our Opcos and the challenge in my role as an architect is staying informed of what solutions are to be used in the future. What is the best solution to carry that will cover all of the requests that we have and… more»
Real User
Deputy Director at a government with 11-50 employees
Dec 26 2019

What is most valuable?

It is fast and easy to deploy to StarWind SAN for someone who is not even a professional. The most valuable features are: * Multipath I/O over iSCSI and Ethernet; * Use of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution made it possible to make a quick start of the project on the transition from a physical environment to a virtual one in 2009 with minimal financial costs. It… more»

What needs improvement?

For the StarWind VSA vSphere solution, I would like to see a simpler and automated virtual machine installation process in terms of network settings. The areas where this… more»

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

The cost of deployment is minimal, almost a product out of the box. The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.

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

In parallel, the use of EMC ScaleIO. Unlike StarWind VSA, the license price depends on the amount of storage and only one copy of the data is used.

What other advice do I have?

This is an optimal product for large fault-tolerant solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated free options including FreeNAS and Ceph. Our experience was that FreeNAS has low performance and reliability, and Ceph was complex to deploy.
Real User
Data Center Technical Support Team Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of this product is unifying all of our storage in one pool that can be located on different machines easily. It is actually enhancing flexibility and scalability in the way we store data.

What needs improvement?

Performance is probably the area where VMware needs the most improvement. ScaleIO is one of the competitors for VMware Software Defined Storage. In testing, the performance is one of the places where ScaleIO was better than VMware. VMware should work more on their performance to come up to the level… more»

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

This is one of the more expensive products for this type of solution on the market. The VMware line, in general, is expensive products. The high cost is why some people are running away to use different, less expensive solutions even if that means having fewer features. For some companies, it is… more»

What other advice do I have?

The product is user-friendly from an administrative standpoint and very easy to use. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this VMware product as a seven out of ten. It is a seven and not an eight or nine because of the points which should be improved in… more»
Real User
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems.

What needs improvement?

If I had to choose a new aspect for the system, it would be the rebalancing. The ease of use during capacity upgrades would be the most important improvement. I don't know if they manage it better right now or not, but it was really horrible to extend capacity on Scality at the time that I used it… more»

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

I'm starting to work on a project now with ScaleIO. The engineering team suggests migrating to Red Hat Ceph. I don't know yet what their reasons are, but that was the information I got two weeks ago. I am now starting to look for information comparing the products. For the project I'm working on… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think I would recommend Scality but there is another solution that I'm going to dig into more, which is OpenIO. Right now for new projects, I don't know yet if I'm going to recommend Scality or OpenIO. Most probably OpenIO, but it's not necessarily based on technical features. It's because we have… more»
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