Storpool Distributed Block Storage
August 30, 2018

Storpool Distributed Block Storage

Michael Kutzner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StorPool

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.
  • 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.
Along with StorPool, we also considered CEPH, LizardFS and some others. However the best price/performance ratio was delivered by 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.