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"The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good."

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"I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further.""The most valuable feature of the StarWind Virtual Tape Library is the archiving to the AWS cloud."

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"The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement."

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"The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud."

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"The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies.""The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost."

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Top Answer: Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature of the StarWind Virtual Tape Library is the archiving to the AWS cloud.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies.
Top Answer: We use StarWind Virtual Tape Library as a high-capacity storage system.
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Overview
Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.

For SMB and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 6th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 10th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Cost-effective, reliable, and the initial setup and deployment are included in the price". Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, IBM Spectrum Scale and Dell EMC ECS, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with IBM Cloud Object Storage, Scality RING8, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail and FalconStor FreeStor.

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