Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.
Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 7th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 8th in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". On the other hand, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, DataCore SANsymphony SDS and HPE StoreVirtual, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, IBM Spectrum Scale and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
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