"The most valuable feature is that there is no single point of failure."
"The most valuable feature are the caching capabilities using the storage class memory."
"It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions."
"The flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazing"
"Veritas Access is user-friendly and the NAS and SAN volumes are valuable."
"More optimization could be done in terms of mirroring."
"Documentation management could be improved"
"It is scalable, but only beyond two nodes. If I go for two nodes it's not scalable. I need to build a complete cluster from the beginning if I'm going for two nodes."
"I think the online documentation needs a lot of work and so do the sizing tools."
"The downtime of Veritas Access could be improved."
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.
Veritas Access is a software-defined, scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution for unstructured data that uses intelligent policies to optimize data placement on-premise or on public clouds. Access provides resiliency, multi-protocol access and automated data movement to realize application performance, cost-effectiveness and scalability gains.
Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 7th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Veritas Access is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6, while Veritas Access is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Access writes "User-friendly, has useful features, and is easy to scale". Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Red Hat Ceph Storage and DataCore SANsymphony SDS, whereas Veritas Access is most compared with .
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