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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • VMware vSAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

StorPool

82%
5 Ratings
9.0

VMware vSAN

90%
15 Ratings

Usability

StorPool

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

VMware vSAN

92%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

StorPool

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

VMware vSAN

74%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

StorPool

Storpool performs well on block level (and that is what we use it for). It is not yet supporting a kind of distributed filesystem or object storage - a filesystem layer needs to be built on top of it.
Michael Kutzner | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vSAN

vSAN is well suited for any application that can run in Virtual Environment. vSAN serves better for VDI, NSX, and vSphere on Cloud solutions. vSAN is a good fit for small and medium business companies. vSAN can't be a good solution where you have Oracle Solaris or IBM power systems. vSAN can't provide storage space using FCP protocol.
Md Tanjil Islam Bappi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

StorPool

  • Distributed Storage array with very high throughput in terms of reading & write operations.
  • Horizontal scaling without much complexity of management.
  • Easily integrate with OpenStack cloud.
  • Doesn't depend on proprietary hardware, integrates with commodity hardware.
SUMAN MUKHOPADHYAY | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vSAN

  • VMware runs VSAN certification programs to make sure the OEM sells validated nodes. It helps customers to select appropriate certified ready nodes like Lenovo ThinkAgile VX which comes factory configured and easy to set up.
  • Hyperconverged solutions reduce real estate space and networking costs when compare with shared storage. The host overhead also less.
  • Supports All-Flash (SATA and NVMe SSDs) and Hybrid vSAN with HDD and SSD. So customers can choose cost-effective solutions appropriate to their workloads.
  • Supports different storage policies, RAID and duplication, and compression features and it makes a complete storage solution.
Chandrakandh Mouleeswaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StorPool

  • Graphical interface is for monitoring and stats, but not for operations.
Martin Vasev | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vSAN

  • We were a fairly early adopter of VMware vSAN and as such experienced several growing pains.
  • We experienced a few bugs that took a few software versions upgrades to go mostly away.
  • The biggest issue we had overall was with host drivers. Even with vSAN ready node compatible hosts, you have to be very careful that the drivers for NIC and RAID controllers are right.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

StorPool

General

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

Starting Price

VMware vSAN

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

StorPool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Deploying and configuring VSAN is a relatively simple process for people that are already used to working in virtual environments, primarily for those that are familiar with vSphere. The compatibility of those two products is amazing. You shouldn't really encounter any issues and if you do, you surely did something wrong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

StorPool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN 7.4
Based on 8 answers
Support is (as always forVMware) top notch and easy to work with. The majority of computer companies are outsourcing their tech staff, and it seems they do as well. But their guys know the product well and are quick to respond to your ticket (if the severity is right!).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

StorPool

We made a very careful selection of our storage vendor and solution. After researching the newest technologies, our team decided to deploy a software-defined storage solution from StorPool.
Paul Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vSAN

Currently[,] we are testing both technologies in a time frame so we [still know] after some years which one is the best, according to our loads' needs. We had VMware before moving to vSAN, one [of] many [reasons] to move to vSAN is the opportunity to make the jump in a continuous way. The basic infrastructure did not change, our tech team knowledge was maintained since we did not move to another vendor's solution.
Kike Maldonado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

StorPool

  • We have not calculated precise ROI. We focused on getting the best solution at a reasonable price, based on market research. Initially, we didn’t need a lot of capacity, so we invested in servers and network, which could handle several times more capacity, but bought smaller drives to keep the investment low. We achieved a starting price of $3.2/GB usable and $1.4/GB logical. Later we expanded the capacity by adding more drives to the system. Currently, the system has a price of approximately $2.3/GB usable and $0.99/GB logical and a price of $0.09/IOPS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vSAN

  • we have realized savings in the licensing compared to traditional storage (over $500,000 over the last 5 years)
  • we have realized ROI through efficiencies in our staff of approx $1MM (over the last 5 years)
  • also, positive impact on the time to value/speed of implementation allowed us to realize business objectives (Over $1MM of ROI)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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