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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/d1/0a/16BMMO77G063.PNGStorpool Distributed Block StorageWe did 2 hyper-converged setups, connected to a redundant 10Gbit multipath storage network with SSD drives, managed by KVM and OpenNebula. The set-up runs mission-critical workloads and has high-availability and built-in disaster recovery (DR). We now use StorPool as a building block for new clouds .,We chose StorPool not just because of the better price/performance ratio, but also because StorPool managed to offer us smooth implementation without an impact on our production environment. StorPool’s biggest advantages are the high availability of the system, hardware failure handling, and performance. The OpenNebula integration and ease of operation were also crucial.,Cons - Support for VMware is with iSCSI at this point. This is fine, but we're waiting for the full VMware integration they are working on.,10,At this point we haven’t calculated it, as our case is complex, however, our research did find StorPool to be the solution with the best price/performance ratio.,Storpool ReviewWe have 12 active locations around the world and a number of new locations in development, which makes our case more complex. We were looking for flexibility in the deployment model, allowing to tailor the storage solution to the specific requirements of every location. StorPool’s storage solution integrated seamlessly with the networking and computing pieces. For instance, in Zurich, our largest cloud, StorPool was deployed in a semi-converged setup which combines converged all-SSD nodes (running both applications and storage) with separate storage-only HDD nodes. In other locations where the power density is lower, the optimal setup is different and in that case is used a fully converged set.,One of the attractions of StorPool was that it is a very technology-focused company and has highly talented individuals. We are confident, not only that the product was the right product, because of the design and the architectural aspects, but also that the team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider. For a cloud provider, the storage is a system which cannot be taken down, even for maintenance, because it’s impossible to coordinate thousands of customers regarding downtime. With StorPool, however, we don’t have to worry about that.,Graphical interface is for monitoring and stats, but not for operations.,10,By using StorPool we achieved over a 15% increase in our gross margin and that is huge for a service provider. To be able to increase our gross margin by adopting a new storage system and at the same time increase performance significantly, that’s really a major change. From a commercial perspective aſter adopting StorPool we’ve been able to achieve a much more efficient fabric that’s allowing us to sell more services on the same hardware.,Maximum speed and storage at a reasonable priceWe initially installed StorPool soſtware onto our public cloud servers. Following this installation, we plan to deploy StorPool to serve our hybrid and private cloud customers as well.,The performance of hundreds of thousands of IOPS and throughput of tens of GB/s. Some other factors such as cost-efficiency, implementation, and support also helped StorPool stand out in the decision-making process.,Support for VMware is with iSCSI at this point. This is fine, but we're waiting for the full VMware integration they are working on.,10,At this moment we haven’t yet calculated exactly the ROI. Our main focus is to secure the best performance on a reasonable price and that's exactly what we got when we started working with Storpool.,,Ubuntu OpenStack, OnApp CDNYes, we would definitely recommend StorPool.The initial deployment was just 4 servers, connected to a redundant 10 Gbit Ethernet network with 2x10 GE Mellanox switches. Our start capacity requirement was only 7 TB of total usable space, distributed between all servers.,Simplicity and compatibility - StorPool is intuitive and can be managed with minimal training. StorPool also proved to be very scalable and easy to deploy. StorPool has a great technical support team - quick and professional. In many cases, they walk the extra mile to advise us on all aspects of our cloud - from hardware selection to soſtware solutions.,Monitoring and statistics UI is a bit clumsy, although StorPool is working on a new version.,10,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.,Red Hat Ceph Storage,Red Hat Gluster Storage, Oracle ZFS
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August 30, 2018

User Review: "Storpool Distributed Block Storage"

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We did 2 hyper-converged setups, connected to a redundant 10Gbit multipath storage network with SSD drives, managed by KVM and OpenNebula. The set-up runs mission-critical workloads and has high-availability and built-in disaster recovery (DR). We now use StorPool as a building block for new clouds .
  • We chose StorPool not just because of the better price/performance ratio, but also because StorPool managed to offer us smooth implementation without an impact on our production environment. StorPool’s biggest advantages are the high availability of the system, hardware failure handling, and performance. The OpenNebula integration and ease of operation were also crucial.
  • Cons - Support for VMware is with iSCSI at this point. This is fine, but we're waiting for the full VMware integration they are working on.
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.
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August 10, 2018

"Storpool Review"

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We have 12 active locations around the world and a number of new locations in development, which makes our case more complex. We were looking for flexibility in the deployment model, allowing to tailor the storage solution to the specific requirements of every location. StorPool’s storage solution integrated seamlessly with the networking and computing pieces. For instance, in Zurich, our largest cloud, StorPool was deployed in a semi-converged setup which combines converged all-SSD nodes (running both applications and storage) with separate storage-only HDD nodes. In other locations where the power density is lower, the optimal setup is different and in that case is used a fully converged set.

  • One of the attractions of StorPool was that it is a very technology-focused company and has highly talented individuals. We are confident, not only that the product was the right product, because of the design and the architectural aspects, but also that the team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider. For a cloud provider, the storage is a system which cannot be taken down, even for maintenance, because it’s impossible to coordinate thousands of customers regarding downtime. With StorPool, however, we don’t have to worry about that.
  • Graphical interface is for monitoring and stats, but not for operations.
We do recommend StorPool.
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September 11, 2018

StorPool Review: "Maximum speed and storage at a reasonable price"

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We initially installed StorPool soſtware onto our public cloud servers. Following this installation, we plan to deploy StorPool to serve our hybrid and private cloud customers as well.
  • The performance of hundreds of thousands of IOPS and throughput of tens of GB/s. Some other factors such as cost-efficiency, implementation, and support also helped StorPool stand out in the decision-making process.
  • Support for VMware is with iSCSI at this point. This is fine, but we're waiting for the full VMware integration they are working on.
Where high performance is required at a cost effective price point.
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July 26, 2018

Review: "Yes, we would definitely recommend StorPool."

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The initial deployment was just 4 servers, connected to a redundant 10 Gbit Ethernet network with 2x10 GE Mellanox switches. Our start capacity requirement was only 7 TB of total usable space, distributed between all servers.
  • Simplicity and compatibility - StorPool is intuitive and can be managed with minimal training.
  • StorPool also proved to be very scalable and easy to deploy.
  • StorPool has a great technical support team - quick and professional. In many cases, they walk the extra mile to advise us on all aspects of our cloud - from hardware selection to soſtware solutions.
  • Monitoring and statistics UI is a bit clumsy, although StorPool is working on a new version.
Simplicity, compatibility, intuitiveness, scalable, great technical support team: Storpool.
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About StorPool

StorPool is a block-storage software that uses standard hardware and builds a storage system out of this hardware. It is installed on the servers and creates a shared storage pool from their local drives in these servers. Compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software StorPool is faster, more reliable and scalable.

StorPool Competitors

Red Hat Ceph Storage, ScaleIO, LizardFS

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