Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct vs Red Hat Gluster Storage comparison

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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Red Hat Gluster Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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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 »
Top Answer:It's very easy to upgrade storage.
Top Answer:In terms of improvement, my initial suggestion would be that the user interface could be simplified. For now, it requires training to be able to use it. I would like to see a more simplified version… more »
Top Answer:We're using the product for storage.
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MS Storage Spaces Direct
Red Hat Gluster, Red Hat Storage Server
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Overview

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.

Red Hat Gluster Storage (formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server) is a software-defined storage (SDS) platform designed to handle the requirements of traditional file storage—high-capacity tasks like backup and archival as well as high-performance tasks of analytics and virtualization. But unlike traditional storage systems, Red Hat Gluster Storage isn’t rigid and expensive. It easily scales across bare metal, virtual, container, and cloud deployments.

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Sample Customers
Acuutech, Quest Technology Management, Bradley, Mead & Hunt
NTT Plala, McMaster University, University of Basque Country, Goodtech ASA, Cox Automotive, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), SaskTel, Glashart Media, Casio
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise65%
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Software Defined Storage (SDS)
November 2022
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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 19th in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.0, while Red Hat Gluster Storage is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Stable software storage solution that offers performance, reliability, and affordability". On the other hand, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, LizardFS and StarWind Virtual SAN.

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