HPE StoreVirtual vs Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct comparison

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We performed a comparison between HPE StoreVirtual and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"A company can scale it easily."

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"The performance, reliability, and affordability has been most valuable."

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Cons
"The GUI is a bit old-fashioned. It should be updated."

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"The management tool within this solution could be improved. We would also like to be able to access services like Azure when using this solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:According to HPE, they say that they will stop making updates from maybe next year or something The GUI is a bit old-fashioned. It should be updated. We need the solution to offer support for newer… more »
Top Answer:We found VMware’s vSAN was easy to set up, configure, and manage compared to other solutions we considered. It is best suited for small- to medium-sized organizations. It is easy to create load… more »
Top Answer:The flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazing
Top Answer:It's a one-off price. Storage Space Direct is a bundled feature of the Windows server. There are no on-going costs and of course, you can purchase the software through it and enjoy the free upgrades… more »
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Also Known As
HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
MS Storage Spaces Direct
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Overview

HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

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Sample Customers
NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
Acuutech, Quest Technology Management, Bradley, Mead & Hunt
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company12%
Import And Exporter8%
Retailer8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise51%
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Software Defined Storage (SDS)
November 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix, StarWind, DataCore and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Updated: November 2022.
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HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Reliable with helpful support and good replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Stable software storage solution that offers performance, reliability, and affordability". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell Unity XT and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

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