BeeGFS Alternatives

    BeeGFS is described as '(formerly FhGFS) is the leading parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BeeGFS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and CentOS. The best alternative is DiskInternals Linux Reader, which is free. Other great apps like BeeGFS are macFUSE (Free), Linux File Systems for Windows (Paid), Ceph (Free, Open Source) and Ext2Read (Ext2Explore) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 9, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc. and then by Red Hat, Inc.
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    1. It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.
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    2. Quobyte is a parallel POSIX file system with block and object storage capabilities. It provides outstanding performance, linear scalability, and full fault tolerance.
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    3. E2fsprogs (sometimes called the e2fs programs) is a set of utilities for maintaining the ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Filesystem in userspace implementation for MaxOSX

      Discontinued

      Fuse4X has been merged to OSXFUSE project.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Lustre is a massively parallel filesystem designed for high-performance, large-scale data.
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    4. LizardFS is a distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available file system. It allows users to combine disk space located on many servers into a single name space which is visible on Unix-like and Windows systems in the same way as other file systems.
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    5. MooseFS is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers which are visible to the user as one resource.
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    6. Vitastor is a small, simple and fast clustered block storage (storage for VM drives), architecturally similar to Ceph which means strong consistency, primary-replication, symmetric clustering and automatic data distribution over any number of drives.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Elliptics network is a fault tolerant key/value storage. It was designed to handle all error cases starting from simple disk problems upto datacenter failures. With default key generation policy it implements distributed hash table object storage.
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