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StarWind Virtual SAN

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Likelihood to Recommend

Scality ARTESCA

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.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

From our experience, StarWind Virtual SAN is suitable for any environment, big or small. From hosting just a few virtual machines to 100's. If you do not want to be locked into an environment, or a particular set or brand of hardware and you want to have control over your environment, then StarWind is an ideal fit. We can't think of any environment where StarWind would not be suitable. The fact that you can take any server and turn it into a virtual SAN with just a few clicks is a no-brainer. With a decent and well-configured network behind StarWind, and with the addition of many nodes to run StarWind, performance can be tremendously improved along with uptime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Scality ARTESCA

  • I love the redundancy of the software.
Domanic Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

  • Excellent pre/post sales support. We felt like we could approach the company with any issue.
  • After implementation the solution has been very low-touch, meaning that we don't need to devote valuable resources towards keeping the solution running. This is ideal for the SMB/SME market.
  • StarWind have been in the business for many years and their focus is on storage solutions. This provided us with reassurance that the solution will continue to exist and be supported in the future.
  • We scheduled an interactive validation/tuning session before we went live. We found this to be very valuable and it proved to us how much the company is invested in their product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Scality ARTESCA

  • 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.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

  • It would be a nice feature if the virtual disks could automatically enter maintenance mode when one of the nodes is shutting down.
  • Some of the networking portion of the setup isn't straightforward, it would be helpful if the GUI recommended some best practices.
David Benz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Scality ARTESCA

No score
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StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 9.1
Based on 6 answers
StarWind Virtual SAN has been a game-changer for us. It's far less headache than our previous SAN. It just works. It's cost-effective. When it's time to replace our hardware, we will continue to use StarWind Virtual SAN to support our entire organization.
Norman Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Scality ARTESCA

Scality ARTESCA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 9.1
Based on 2 answers
One of the best solution to create virtual shared storage.
Tamim Tabiat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Scality ARTESCA

No score
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StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Never went out of availability with StarWind.
Mirza R. Baig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Scality ARTESCA

No score
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StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It improves the overall performance.
Mirza R. Baig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Scality ARTESCA

Scality ARTESCA 8.6
Based on 3 answers
I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
Domanic Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 10.0
Based on 44 answers
Super responsive at all hours of the day. Even the tier 1 support is very very capable and gets the problem resolved. They are very knowledgeable about the product and you can tell they know what they are doing from the way they ask and react to information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Scality ARTESCA

No score
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StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 9.1
Based on 2 answers
They should work more closely with Microsoft.
Tamim Tabiat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Scality ARTESCA

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.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

I like that StarWind Virtual SAN allows for heterogeneous hardware and not tied to one specific platform like Nutanix. In other words, we can use Dell or HP, or any other name brand with the proper specs to meet the basic criteria for a proper StarWind Configuration with Fast NVME drives and fast 10g network cards.
Traiano Nistor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Scality ARTESCA

No score
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StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Data scalability is the best feature in StarWind.
Mirza R. Baig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Scality ARTESCA

  • 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.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind Virtual SAN

  • Allowed us to take a SAN that would only ever be used in the event of a failure and begin actively utilizing that hardware for production.
  • This resulted in being able to sustain a complete site failure without any need for a manual disaster recovery procedure.
Andrew Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Scality ARTESCA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StarWind Virtual SAN

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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