Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – how does it compare??
Software-Defined approaches have been embraced widely over the recent years. These models provides increased flexibility, simplification, consolidation and scalability over traditional approaches. Instead of deploying specialized hardware devices (e.g. appliances), Software-Defined models enable the management of network, storage and compute in a software-oriented manner.
Software-Defined Compute (SDC) provides hardware virtualization to run many isolated operating system (VMs) on a single host. VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V are the leader in this market segment.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concerns all network aspects such as switches, firewall, gateway, load-balancer and so on. Solutions as VMware NSX, Microsoft Network Controller or Cisco VXLAN enables to virtualize these network components.
Software-Defined Storage (SDS) provides a storage solution based on software without using features as hardware RAID devices, SAN or NAS. Several vendors have been successfully providing solutions in this space e.g. Nutanix, VMware and Simplivity – just have a look at our SDS & HCI comparison to see the evolution of the leading vendors in this space.
With the release of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has introduced its own SDS approach with “Storage Spaces Direct” (often referred to as “S2D”). Today we are glad to announce the addition of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct to this comparison! You can compare it now HERE:
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