Scality RING8 vs StarWind Virtual Tape Library comparison

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  • "The cost of Scality RING8 could be less expensive. It is difficult for smaller businesses to afford it."
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  • "The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Scality RING8 is its performance and good interface.
    Top Answer:Scality RING8 could improve by having more features. We have to use two automation tools to meet our needs. We would prefer to use only one.
    Top Answer:We used Scality during the capacity extension.
    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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    Scality RING, RING8
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    Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Comcast, TimeWarner Cable, EuroSport, Orange, Deluxe, DailtMotion, SFR, RTL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Telstra
    Volvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Scality RING8 is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 19th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Scality RING8 is rated 8.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Scality RING8 writes "High performance, good support, and useful interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Knowledgeable technical support, flexible, and simple lab configuration". Scality RING8 is most compared with Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO, Qumulo and Cloudian HyperStore, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with IBM Cloud Object Storage, Red Hat Ceph Storage, HPE StoreVirtual, VMware Software Defined Storage and IBM Spectrum Scale.

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