Scality ARTESCA vs. StarWind SAN & NAS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Scality ARTESCA
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Scality in San Francisco offers scalable file and object storage for media, healthcare, cloud service providers, and others.N/A
StarWind SAN & NAS
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
StarWind SAN & NAS is an HCL-certified software-defined shared storage for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. The solution also enables the user to repurpose servers into certified backup targets if they are using Veeam. StarWind SAN & NAS, as a Linux-based VM, leverages all the features of ZFS to ensure optimal storage use, data safety and integrity. The solution is designed to present a unified,…N/A
Pricing
Scality ARTESCAStarWind SAN & NAS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Scality ARTESCAStarWind SAN & NAS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
Scality ARTESCAStarWind SAN & NAS
Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Azure Blob Storage
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Score 8.5 out of 10
StarWind Virtual SAN
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Scality ARTESCAStarWind SAN & NAS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Scality ARTESCAStarWind SAN & NAS
Likelihood to Recommend
Scality
The team in charge of implementing Scality has to be full stack in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the entire system. However, you have to think very carefully about the balance between servers and disks, perhaps adopting smaller fully populated servers instead of large semi-populated servers, which would mean that over time our disk updates will not have a fully useful life.
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StarWind
StarWind is best suited for the integration and deployment part and for the storage part as well. The product is budget-friendly and helps us to improve business agility. Can't think of negative scenarios as of now.
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Pros
Scality
  • I love the redundancy of the software.
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StarWind
  • Ease of Deployment
  • Management interface
  • Documentation and support
  • performance
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Cons
Scality
  • The overall packaging is not very good. I think it could be more efficient for installation.
  • There are many components in storage servers. This can generally be complex to understand, you have to be patient.
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StarWind
  • Can improve documentation.
  • Can more focus on user training.
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Usability
Scality
As an organization, it took us a while to understand the shift from a traditional black box SAN to software-defined storage, but now we are much more certain of what this means. The time invested and the resources were not very high, thanks on the one hand to the technical support and on the other to the coherence and good development of the platform.
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StarWind
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Support Rating
Scality
I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
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StarWind
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Alternatives Considered
Scality
Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. This is something that can be found with other vendors but at a fraction of the same cost. Having this kind of performance, availability and redundancy at the cost that Scality provides has made a large difference to our organization.
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StarWind
We chose StarWind SAN & NAS over Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct because it was more flexible to configure.
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Return on Investment
Scality
  • Keeping sensitive customer data secure is a must for our organization and Scality has great features to make this happen.
  • We replaced a single SAN with a Scality ring and found performance to improve as we store more and more customer data.
  • Being able to lose various portions of our Scality ring and allow it to continue to service customers while maintaining high performance has been key to our business.
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StarWind
  • Allowed us to go all flash for 1/5 the cost
  • Boosted end user experience due to high iops on flash
  • lowered expenses on arrays and licensees
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