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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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44 Answers

Lawrence Tse - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It's a one-off price. Storage Space Direct is a bundled feature of the Windows server. There are no on-going costs and of course, you can purchase the software through it and enjoy the free upgrades. There are no underlying hidden costs, etc. because it is all included in Windows.

Noel Teng - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products.

reviewer959067 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

With the data center licensing and everything that is connected to that, this solution is relatively costly.

reviewer984885 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

If you still use VMware as your hypervisor, you should consider Hyper-V. Since 2012 R2, it is as good as VMware, and with S2D it is much more cost effective.

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