We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."
"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."
"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible."
"The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud."
"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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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.
Scality RING8 is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 10th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. Scality RING8 is rated 8.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". 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". Scality RING8 is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, Cloudian HyperStore and Dell EMC ECS, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail and FalconStor FreeStor.
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