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When choosing a software-defined storage solution, there are several factors to consider. It’s not about one solution being better than another. Instead, it’s about finding the best solution for your business.
LINBIT's solution offers high-performance synchronous replication, which makes it a good choice for mission-critical applications. However, other high-performing solutions may be more appropriate for bare-metal Kubernetes.
Scalable solutions are a good choice for large-scale deployments as they ensure consistency and long-term savings as your business grows. LINBIT's solution is highly scalable and able to meet the needs of enterprise-level deployments.
Software that's difficult to use can lead to confusion, errors, and frustration, negatively impacting productivity and morale. LINBIT's solution requires relatively little technical expertise to set up and configure.
LINBIT's solution is open source and free to use without compromising performance and reliability, with reasonable support fees. However, some of the competition isn't open source, requiring licensing fees and costly support contracts.
Take a closer look at our comparison table below to see how LINBIT stacks up against the competition.
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LINBIT SDS* includes DRBD Kernel Driver, LINSTOR Volume Manager, GUI Web Interface, and 24/7 Expert Support.
Common Features: High Availability, GUI, Storage Aggregation, Hyperconverged Support, Containerized Deployment, Synchronous Replication, Snapshots and Clones, Prometheus Integration, Data Encryption, Volume Consistency Groups
Disclaimer: All data has been collected in June 2022. Although the data has been produced and processed from third party sources believed to be reliable, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information.
Though both are open source software, LINBIT SDS offers high-performance and low-latency software-defined block storage with replication, which is a lightweight and less complex solution. While Ceph has its own mechanisms to distribute datasets across the cluster and supports file, object, and block storage in a single solution, this is much more complicated and resource-intensive, increasing latency and decreasing performance. We have written a comparison piece on the two solutions on our blog.
Though LINBIT SDS and Portworx provide enterprise-grade persistent storage to Kubernetes, LINBIT SDS is open source with a lower TCO. We work closely with users to continually improve our software based on the contributions of the open source community. While Portworx is a storage solution developed specifically for Kubernetes, LINBIT SDS works within and without Kubernetes, on bare metal, or integrated with many cloud platforms.
On the surface, StorPool and LINBIT provide similar offerings, supporting many different platforms. However, LINBIT SDS is open source, fully transparent, and without vendor lock-in. Furthermore, LINBIT SDS supports Windows and is wire-compatible with the Linux version. On the other hand, StorPool is proprietary software and does not support Windows natively.
Both are open source data replication solutions. LINBIT SDS gives you native performance without overhead while supporting many different platforms. Like Portworx, OpenEBS is designed explicitly for the Kubernetes ecosystem, adding a microservice layer to manage data that relies on Kubernetes orchestration.
Our software is designed with a variety of features that are geared towards helping you achieve your goals. Some of the key features include:
By choosing our software, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:
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As the world’s leading provider of Software-Defined Storage, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery software, LINBIT adds server clustering capabilities to any containerized, virtualized, or bare metal environment.
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