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We performed a comparison between StarWind Virtual SAN and StorPool 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 StarWind Virtual SAN vs. StorPool report (Updated: September 2022).
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The ROI is great on this product.""The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure.""vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy.""Starwind made it easy to deploy fully redundant, highly available storage at a low cost.""It has been extremely stable for the three years we've been running it.""The primary purpose of this software is to create a virtual SAN between local storage on Hyper-V hosts. I find this feature most valuable since it accomplishes this quite well.""It is extremely stable.""The support has been amazing and quick to reply."

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"Creating snapshots within seconds for big disks has helped our different migration projects since it allows us to perform them in a short period of time."

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Cons
"I would like an automated installation/configuration despite the fact that their service is very collaborative, a customer should be able to deploy the solution by themselves.""There is no Italian-language version of the software available.""It would be helpful if StarWind provided more precise and detailed documentation explaining how to configure the solution in various scenarios, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.""A mobile app to sync up for overview and status would really be helpful.""Some of the documentation seems to be a bit older and refers to deprecated items.""A central management console may be nice to see all nodes.""I would like to see different levels of support offered.""Feature-wise we are only waiting for the release of a "planned disaster" feature that would allow us to patch a hypervisor node without having to take the full storage offline."

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"I have personally met with multiple Storpool engineers and spoke about different options and features. There are too many features that we don't know or use yet. My recommendation would be to promote the new features and give users different examples of how they can be used and how we can benefit from them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive."
  • "I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."
  • "I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect."
  • "The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
  • "I think the cost of this solution is quite fair."
  • "The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective."
  • "This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
    Top Answer:The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for Linux and macOS, as it would reduce implementation costs.
    Top Answer:Creating snapshots within seconds for big disks has helped our different migration projects since it allows us to perform them in a short period of time.
    Top Answer:You get what you pay for. Storpool would not be the cheapest option, however, what you get are great service and great support.
    Top Answer:As of now, the product has been working really well for us. They keep updating and launching new features. Their support has been great and have always been available. I have personally met with… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of these servers (software-defined storage). It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. It is incredibly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes.

    StorPool has advanced fully-distributed architecture and is arguably the fastest and most efficient block-storage software on the market today. It is the best storage system when building a cloud.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    CloudSigma, Kualo, Togglebox, Neterra, Serveo, Superhosting.bg, GroupOne, DRFortress, Metanet, Dia, Server Storage Solutions
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Construction Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Transportation Company6%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business86%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Software Defined Storage (SDS)
    September 2022
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    StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 55 reviews while StorPool is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6, while StorPool is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "Easy to set up and maintain with good performance capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StorPool writes "Great service and support with a constant addition of new features". StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Red Hat Ceph Storage, StorMagic SvSAN and Red Hat Gluster Storage, whereas StorPool is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Zadara, Portworx Enterprise, DataCore SANsymphony and SwiftStack.

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