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Maria Rochkova
Real User
Head of IT Services Operations Center at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

When we first tested StorPool, we were impressed by the performance and the option to expand our storage almost without limit. In the beginning, we used several servers and expanded storage when… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We started our platform with ordinary storage solutions, but they led us to many problems that took a lot of time to debug and resolve. Since implementing StorPool we have not had any downtime. We… more»

What needs improvement?

At times we need to check the disks and do some minor operations. A friendlier user interface would be useful in such cases.

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

The licensing model is very flexible and is cost-effective.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a standard storage solution from QSAN, but we had issues with it at times. Also, it was impossible to scale without either buying a new one or requiring downtime.

What other advice do I have?

If your choose Storpool, you will receive a very good product, stability, top support, and absolutely qualified technical staff who are always ready to help. StorPool has a great team of professionals… more»
Ivailo Nikolov
Real User
CEO
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Built-in redundancy for both storage nodes and network gives us peace of mind in case of a hardware failure, be it a storage node or a network component. The speed of the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With StorPool we were able to build live failover on top of our LXC infrastructure. This allows us both to live-migrate containers between compute nodes without any… more»

What needs improvement?

We have generally been happy with StorPool's product. As previously mentioned we haven't had any issues since deploying their solution. The only place we feel they could… more»

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

StorPool's pricing and licensing model is very transparent. As always, one has to due his due diligence when choosing a product like distributed storage solutions.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We hadn't really used any enterprise grade storage solution prior to StorPool.

What other advice do I have?

I would give StorPool a solid nine out of 10. We haven't had any issues since we've deployed the solution. StorPool offers a great product at a very affordable pricing… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have tested several storage network solutions that our service providers had at the time: a Dell distributed storage used by SoftLayer (not sure on the exact… more»
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SuhaOnay
Real User
CEO at a tech vendor
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

StorPool is a software-only solution with practically unlimited expansion capabilities. Its performance is very high. We were able to replace our SSD-only local storage… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The two 10GE networks provide redundancy and increased performance as they serve as two separate networks doubling the throughput and doing multipathing and load… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be good if, with next releases, StorPool provide a better GUI for monitoring and statistics. This would make our experience even better and complete.

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

Its performance to price ratio is very high.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were running on bare-metal servers and using local RAID 10 BBWBC disk systems. We first started with SAS disks and later switched to all-SSD solutions. We had custom… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a 10 out of 10. We are very happy with StorPool. Performance is impressive and expansion is as simple as adding an additional node. Furthermore, all this is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We first tested open source solutions, Ceph and GlusterFS. GlusterFS is a good solution for file-based storage but it is slow for sync writing disk images. Ceph is also a… more»
Richard Lingsch
User
President at eApps Hosting
Feb 10 2019

What is most valuable?

Managing StorPool is much simpler than our previous storage system, especially having a CLI option which our previous storage system was lacking. Monitoring a StorPool… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now deliver all-flash performance and improved uptime with an SSD-based shared storage system. The reliability was increased due to the resilience and quality of… more»

What needs improvement?

Support for VMware is with iSCSI at this point. This is fine, but we're waiting for the full VMware integration they are working on.

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

For us, StorPool offered scalable SSD based solution with high uptime and enterprise-grade support, at affordable prices.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before StorPool, we used a traditional redundant SAN with off the shelf hardware and commercial SAN soſtware. The previous system was not based on SSD, and the old SAN… more»

What other advice do I have?

We would recommend StorPool without reservation, to anyone who needs what they offer. The StorPool solution has met or exceeded our expectations. StorPool’s staff has been… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

After extensive research on software-defined storage options and thorough tests, we selected StorPool for its product quality and high resource utilization.
User
User
Jul 26 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the attractions of StorPool was that it is a very technology-focused company and has highly talented individuals. We are confident, not only that the product was the right product, because of the design and the architectural aspects, but also that the team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider. For a cloud provider, the storage is a system… more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a commercial perspective, aſter adopting StorPool we’ve been able to achieve a much more efficient fabric that’s allowing us to sell more services on the same hardware.

What needs improvement?

Monitoring and statistics UI is a bit clumsy, although StorPool is currently working on a new version.

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What is StorPool?

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.

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