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We performed a comparison between Red Hat Ceph Storage and StarWind Virtual Tape Library 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Red Hat Ceph Storage vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library report (Updated: August 2022).
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"It's a very performance-intensive, brilliant storage system, and I always recommend it to customers based on its benefits, performance, and scalability.""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.""Red Hat Ceph Storage is a reliable solution, it works well."

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"I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further.""The most valuable feature of the StarWind Virtual Tape Library is the archiving to the AWS cloud."

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Cons
"The product lacks RDMA support for inter-OSD communication.""What could be improved in Red Hat Ceph Storage is its user interface or GUI.""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.""An area for improvement would be that it's pretty difficult to manage synchronous replication over multiple regions."

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"The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud."

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  • "The price of this product isn't high."
  • "The price of Red Hat Ceph Storage is reasonable."
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  • "The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost."
  • "The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
    Top Answer:I like the distributed and self-healing nature of the product.
    Top Answer:Ceph Storage lacks RDMA support for inter-OSD communication. That is a huge loss in terms of performance. It's also very intensive on the backend network and takes a lot of resources from the network… more »
    Top Answer:I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further.
    Top Answer:The initial purchase already includes one year of maintenance support. The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost.
    Top Answer:The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud. There is no easy way to determine how long an upload took to complete… more »
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    Overview
    Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.

    For SMB and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

    Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

    StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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    Buyer's Guide
    Red Hat Ceph Storage vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat Ceph Storage vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 6th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 7th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.6, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Designed for container platforms and has good integration, but its user interface needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Cost-effective, reliable, and the initial setup and deployment are included in the price". Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, IBM Spectrum Scale and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with IBM Cloud Object Storage, HPE StoreVirtual, IBM Spectrum Scale, VMware Software Defined Storage and VMware vSAN. See our Red Hat Ceph Storage vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library report.

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