One of the attractions of StorPool was that it is a very technology-focused company and has highly talented individuals.
Graphical interface is for monitoring and stats, but not for operations.
We have 12 active locations around the world and a number of new locations in development, which makes our case more complex. We were looking for flexibility in the deployment model, allowing to tailor the storage solution to the specific requirements of every location.
StorPool’s storage solution integrated seamlessly with the networking and computing pieces. For instance, in Zurich, our largest cloud, StorPool was deployed in a semi-converged setup which combines converged all-SSD nodes (running both applications and storage) with separate storage-only HDD nodes. In other locations where the power density is lower, the optimal setup is different and in that case is used a fully converged setup.
Our operations and development teams were fire-fighting storage related problems in large portion of their time. I.e. storage is critical to the cloud, it is the biggest challenge. For a service provider it is very difficult to get a good storage system that’s able to deal with the demands of all different customers in parallel. It has very different requirements compared to a traditional storage system.
Also many of our customers are leading global enterprises like Deutsche Boerse Group, SIEMENS, CERN, European Space Agency, and many more. We cannot make any mistakes. Storage has to be reliable and fast, with prompt and professional support, as it is one of the most mission-critical systems of the Cloud.
SporPool presented us with the best product we could have wished for. Taking great care of our data, we have the chance to focus on our core business. Anyone who wants to do the same, will do no wrong by working with StorPool.Martin Vasev has used this product for one year.
Simplicity and compatibility – it can be managed with minimal training. StorPool also proved to be very scalable and easy to deploy.
Monitoring and statistics UI is a bit clumsy, although StorPool is working on a new version.
We are very happy with StorPool. Performance is impressive and expansion is as simple as adding an additional node. Storpool allows enterprises to use inexpensive commodity hardware for building expandable converged systems. In our opinion this provides the best building block for cloud environments.
As our business grew, the number of servers grew as well. Management and lack of flexibility became a problem. Our initial experiments with building a private cloud were promising, but we needed a shared storage system. In our experience hardware storage solutions are expensive to buy and run, so we started looking into soſtware defined storage solutions.
We now have a high-performance shared storage system for our private cloud, which can scale-out when we need more capacity. The downtime virtually disappeared, which led to increase in customer’s satisfaction. Additionally, StorPool’s storage solution is intuitive and easy to operate, which is a significant time saver.
Our experience with working with StroPool has been nothing, but positive. The product just works and they offer us an outstanding support, that is always available to help. I would say that this may as well be the best decision you can make for your business. The impact a storage solution can have is amazing. We’ve witnessed an increase in the performance, whilst the downtime simply disappeared.
CEO at DİA Yazılım A.Ş.Suha Onay has used this product for one year.