Yes, we would definitely recommend StorPool.
July 26, 2018

Yes, we would definitely recommend StorPool.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with 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.
  • 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.
We looked at Ceph. Ceph is believed to be good for block storage, but when we ran tests on similar hardware with both Ceph and StorPool, StorPool outperformed Ceph by an order of magnitude. Our main usage scenario is similar to the heavy workload OLTP (online transaction processing) and syncing random writes is of critical importance to our company. On similar hardware, StorPool is 30-40 times faster compared to Ceph for example.
Simplicity, compatibility, intuitiveness, scalable, great technical support team: Storpool.