We performed a comparison between Red Hat Ceph Storage and StarWind Virtual SAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I like the distributed and self-healing nature of the product."
"What I found most valuable from Red Hat Ceph Storage is integration because if you are talking about a solution that consists purely of Red Hat products, this is where integration benefits come in. In particular, Red Hat Ceph Storage becomes a single solution for managing the entire environment in terms of the container or the infrastructure, or the worker nodes because it all comes from a single plug."
"The solution is pretty stable."
"Red Hat Ceph Storage is a reliable solution, it works well."
"It's a very performance-intensive, brilliant storage system, and I always recommend it to customers based on its benefits, performance, and scalability."
"Most of the features are beneficial and one does not stand out above the rest."
"StarWind allows us to move virtual machines from one physical host to another, which greatly reduces the downtime required for maintenance."
"This was a great implementation for a small to mid-size business."
"High Availability is the best feature of product."
"The fact that the solution is vendor-agnostic allows it to be used with any virtualization vendor while remaining a powerful abstraction over storage."
"StarWind vSAN has a lot of great features and is a perfect solution for mirroring internal disks and flash between servers."
"The features that I found most valuable are ease of use of the software that StarWind offers - with the first setup being a bit painful."
"In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems."
"The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers."
"It took me a long time to get the storage drivers for the communication with Kubernetes up and running. The documentation could improve it is lacking information. I'm not sure if this is a Ceph problem or if Ceph should address this, but it was something I ran into. Additionally, there is a performance issue I am having that I am looking into, but overall I am satisfied with the performance."
"If you use for any other solution like other Kubernetes solutions, it's not very suitable."
"The product lacks RDMA support for inter-OSD communication."
"What could be improved in Red Hat Ceph Storage is its user interface or GUI."
"An area for improvement would be that it's pretty difficult to manage synchronous replication over multiple regions."
"It would be nice to have a notification feature whenever an important action is completed."
"I would like to see options for automated notifications of any changes, including, for example, synchronization issues."
"The platform needs to improve user management and the web console."
"The documentation is good. However, if compared with competitors, it could be enhanced and made more professional."
"It took a bit of knowledge and support to put in place but once installed it works fine. Migration (HyperV) from one server to another sometimes takes longer than expected but there is no data loss even if the host crashes."
"It would be nice to see a new UI for the windows client, as it is not the easiest to find settings."
"vSAN's free version does not have a graphical user interface."
"I would like to see more advanced free versions."
"Besides not being able to use any filesystem, I do not have any additional cons."
For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.
StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 6 reviews while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 86 reviews. Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.4, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Flexible and good for storage but can be complex to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "Easy to set up and maintain with good performance capabilities". Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, IBM Spectrum Scale and Scality RING8, whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, DataCore SANsymphony, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and StorMagic SvSAN. See our Red Hat Ceph Storage vs. StarWind Virtual SAN report.
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