StorPool Overview

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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President at eApps Hosting
User
Enabled us to increase both our gross margins and performance while also decreasing latency

What is our primary use case?

We initially started using StorPool at three locations with a capacity of 250+ TB. By implementing StorPool, we managed to increase both our gross margins and performance, while decreasing the latency to 0.19-0.26 ms up to 125,000 IOPS.

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 highly responsive, competent, and has performed their duties in a professional manner.
MV
User
User
The team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider

What is our primary use case?

We have 12 active locations around the world and a number of new locations in development, which makes our case more complex. We were looking for flexibility in the deployment model, allowing us to tailor the storage solution to the specific requirements of every location. StorPool’s storage solution integrated seamlessly with the networking and computing pieces. For instance, in Zurich, our largest cloud, StorPool was deployed in a semi-converged setup which combines converged all-SSD nodes (running both applications and storage) with separate storage-only HDD nodes. In other locations where… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider."
  • "Monitoring and statistics UI is a bit clumsy."
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Head of IT Services Operations Center at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Gives us top performance from our cloud service with low latency

What is our primary use case?

We started our cloud platform almost six years ago with OnApp. At that time, software defined storage was only a dream and we were forced to use traditional SAN. We were focused on performance, stability, and the possibility of expanding storage without changing hardware or buying new equipment. StorPool gave us all of these: unbeatable performance from our cloud service, low latency, and great support. Our customers are more than happy with the quality of our cloud platform and we are more than happy with StorPool storage.

Pros and Cons

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

    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 that we can always rely on. That is why we are sure that our service will be uninterrupted.
    CEO at a tech vendor
    Real User
    Enabled us to replace our SSD-only local storage without any performance penalty

    What is our primary use case?

    As we needed an all-SSD level of performance, StorPool implemented its SSD-Hybrid system, which keeps a full copy of data on SSD and redundant copies on HDDs to get the best of both - hundreds of thousands of IOPS and lower cost.

    Pros and Cons

    • "The two 10GE networks provide redundancy and increased performance as they serve as two separate networks doubling the throughput and doing multipathing and load balancing. We now have a high performance shared storage system which enables us to run on private cloud. Our previous system used bare-metal hardware, which provided high performance but inflexible management. Now we have best of both worlds, SSD-class performance with flexibility of a private cloud system."
    • "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 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 offered with a professional support team that advises you on all aspects, from hardware selection to private cloud software solutions.
    CEO
    Vendor
    Speed of the solution allows us to provide service to I/O intensive applications

    What is our primary use case?

    We needed a distributed storage system to provide high-available solutions to our customers as well as to add a redundancy layer to our hosting infrastructure. Due to the high level of service we're offering and the high level of resource demands, we also needed the distributed storage system to be at least as fast as local SSD storage.

    Pros and Cons

    • "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 downtime and, in case of an entire node suffering any type of failure, we can bring all containers back online within a minute on a spare compute node."
    • "The speed of the storage solution also allows us to provide service to applications that are ​very I/O ​intensive."
    • "he only place we feel they could improve is the time it takes to bring new features to production."

    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, given the capabilities of the solution.
    Operations Director at Kualo Limited
    Consultant
    We have experienced no unplanned outages or performance issues

    Pros and Cons

    • "Performance, redundancy, scalability and cost-effectiveness. StorPool delivers superbly in all of these areas."
    • "Live and historical performance statistics would be useful, though my understanding is that this is on the way in a future release."

    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 clients require at a viable cost, virtually eliminated the time our engineering team spends dealing with storage related problems and it provides us with access to a fantastic team who excel at what they do and always go the extra mile to exceed our expectations. StorPool’s technical team have been exceptional from day one. They facilitated our initial test deployment and went above and beyond to assist us with benchmarking. They…
    Account Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
    Vendor
    Review about StorPool

    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 has been excellent. We’ve been very happy with the reactions of the operational team both in terms of managing the solution and expanding it but also in terms of dealing with issues and working together. We found StorPool to be a great partner in terms of our service deliver.
    CEO & Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Now we have more resources to concentrate on other research like virtualization layer, networking layer and automation.​

    What other advice do I have?

    I would absolutely recommend StorPool. Commercial solution is better than open source, especially in support.
    President at eApps Hosting
    User
    StorPool delivers significantly enhanced performance

    What other advice do I have?

    We would recommend StorPool without reservation. The StorPool solution has met or exceeded our expectations.
    CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    It is a software-only solution with valuable expansion capabilities and provides SSD-class performance.

    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 support team who also advise you, from hardware selection to private cloud software solutions.
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