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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.
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Consultant
Operations Director at Kualo Limited
Oct 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance, redundancy, scalability and cost-effectiveness. StorPool delivers superbly in all of these areas - something no other product we have either tested or… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since deploying StorPool, we have experienced no unplanned outages or performance issues. Our technical and engineering teams no longer live in a permanent state of high… more»

What needs improvement?

Live and historical performance statistics would be useful, though my understanding is that this is on the way in a future release. This could likely be combined with… more»

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

StorPool provides us with a significant reduction in TCO due to their pay-as-you-grow licensing model, which means we don’t have to pay upfront for hardware and licensing… more»

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

Since our first AppLogic based cloud deployments in 2009, storage speed and capacity limitations have been a reoccurring headache. Enterprise solutions had the potential… more»

What other advice do I have?

StorPool is the solution to storage performance and scalability problems that we’ve been battling with for years. It has delivered the performance and reliability our… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Over the years we have deployed numerous soſtware solutions including Nexenta, FreeNAS and OpenFiler, but in all cases we rapidly encountered scalability issues… more»
Vendor
Account Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

CloudSigma has 10 locations around the world and a number of new locations in the pipeline, which makes it more complex. We were looking for flexibility in the deployment… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using StorPool we had about 15% increase in our gross margin and that is huge for a service provider. At the same time we increased the performance significantly. That’s… more»

What needs improvement?

We have increased our gross margin, we’ve increased the performance, we’ve reduced the customer churn!

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

Not the cheapest solution on the market, but it worth's the investment.

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

CloudSigma used to run three storage solutions in parallel: an internally developed solution, based on ZFS, an all-flash array and several scale-out magnetic deployments… more»

What other advice do I have?

We increased our gross margin, we’ve increased performance, we’ve reduced customer churn. We are very happy and finally we can say – the liaison we have had with StorPool… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, but we had bad experience with other vendors.
Real User
CEO & Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

StorPool’s team has deep understanding about technology and help us: - Tune our system or consult for further vHost.vn growth - Coach our System Engineering to higher… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the past, if the server had problems, our system administrators had to go to the datacenter to fix and repair the hardware, the downtime increased even more. Nowadays… more»

What needs improvement?

1. Decreased TCO 2. Scalability 3. Increased revenue 4. Time saving 5. Downtime reduction 6. Save more time and concentrate on other tasks.

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

It was a good investment. Now automates our vMotions, so it has helped us keep congestion on our hosts way down, and has been more effective than DRS.

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

We used OnApp IS and all VPS always had errors due to OnApp Integrated Storage backend. OnApp IS made our VPS go down daily.

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend StorPool. Commercial solution is better than open source, especially in support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are testing many software from open source to commercial solution for our distribution storage to host all our VPS like: Ceph Block Device, ZFS, Virtuozzo Storage… more»
Richard Lingsch
User
President at eApps Hosting
Jun 25 2017

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the reliability of StorPool and the high level of support by StorPool staff, we expect to spend less system admin time to run and operate the solution. This will… more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of areas for improvements, honestly there is nothing we dislike. We have provided feedback on some desired features in the future but we like the system just as… more»

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

You'll receive an enterprise solution at an affordable price.

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

Yes, we are replacing a traditional redundant SAN using off-the-shelf hardware and StarWind SAN software.

What other advice do I have?

We would recommend StorPool without reservation. The StorPool solution has met or exceeded our expectations.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, compared to the storage system we used previously, StorPool is almost twice as fast.
Suha Onay
Real User
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
May 11 2017

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?

As the number of servers grew, management and lack of flexibility became a problem. Our initial experiments with private clouds were promising but we needed a shared… more»

What needs improvement?

Although controlling the system from console has lots of capabilities, an interface to view the performance of the StorPool System and control some cases is a need… more»

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

It is worth the investment and you will decrease your infrastructure costs.

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

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 again is a… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are very happy with StorPool. Performance is impressive and expansion is as simple as adding an additional node. Furthermore, all this is offered with a professional… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated Ceph and GlusterFS.

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.

StorPool customers

CloudSigma, Kualo, Togglebox, Neterra, Serveo, Superhosting.bg, GroupOne, DRFortress, Metanet, Dia, Server Storage Solutions

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