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"It's very easy to upgrade storage."

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"It is more stable now than it was before. It's not like it was in the first year. Now it is stable, and we trust it more.""This solution has a dashboard that you can log into and control if you need too while the VM is getting created.""This product has very good performance when it comes to virtualization storage and works well with solutions such as SAP HANA, Exadata, Hadoop, and Big Data Analytics.""Good performance, reliable and agile.""It's completely hyper-converged, so it's very convenient.""The solution is quite stable.""The scalability has been quite good.""The deduplication and compression are excellent."

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"The user interface could be simplified."

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"Integration could be better.""I am looking for more of a software-defined storage platform that uses different protocols, such as iSCSI, NFS, and CIS, and maybe also has an object as part of that. They should 100% make it more of a storage-based product where it is not linked just to VMware, and it also has NFS and iSCSI built-in at a scalable level. They should turn it more into a dedicated storage-as-a-service platform instead of just being built into the VMware kernel. Their level one and level two support is not at all good, and it should be improved.""Because of virtual storage, the system reaches reserve storage for its functions. It also consumes a certain amount of storage, which then results in the creation of a fault tolerance for the system. All of this adds to a lot of capacity being consumed in terms of storage for each drive for vSan. I find this to be one drawback of using vSan.""The pricing could be better when it comes to renewing the licenses.""On the DevOps side, if there could be more automation it would be more helpful.""If the support could be provided more quickly, it would be very helpful.""VMware vSAN needs to improve its features because other solutions have more advanced features.""Troubleshooting tools could be improved."

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"For a classical node plus storage solution, the price is higher.""ROI from an administrative perspective is clearly much better because I only have to deal with one user interface.""VMware vSAN is a little bit expensive and we pay annually. We have an educational institute where we receive discount prices from VMware. We do receive a reasonable discount but it's still expensive.""I feel the pricing to be reasonable.""It is too expensive.""The price is expensive.""It is an expensive solution. There should be more flexible with licensing to allow small businesses the essentials of the solution's features.""The price of vSAN could be lower."

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Top Answer: While both run on the vSAN technology from VMware, vSAN needs to be deployed on vSAN ready nodes while VxRail is an engineered system. The choice to choose which technology depends on two major… more »
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Overview

Red Hat Gluster Storage (formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server) is a software-defined storage (SDS) platform designed to handle the requirements of traditional file storage—high-capacity tasks like backup and archival as well as high-performance tasks of analytics and virtualization. But unlike traditional storage systems, Red Hat Gluster Storage isn’t rigid and expensive. It easily scales across bare metal, virtual, container, and cloud deployments.

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Healthcare Company13%
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Retailer10%
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Comms Service Provider23%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
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Red Hat Gluster Storage is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while VMware vSAN is ranked 3rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 52 reviews. Red Hat Gluster Storage is rated 7.0, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat Gluster Storage writes "Easy to upgrade but the interface should be simplified". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". Red Hat Gluster Storage is most compared with IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Portworx Enterprise, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.

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