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OviOS Linux Alternatives

OviOS Linux is described as 'specialized Linux distribution aimed at creating the fastest and easiest Linux unified storage server' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to OviOS Linux for a variety of platforms, including Linux, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is TrueNAS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OviOS Linux are StorPool, PetaSAN, Starwind Virtual SAN and SvSAN.

OviOS Linux alternatives are mainly NAS Systems but may also be Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OviOS Linux.
This page was last updated Oct 19, 2020
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor

OviOS Linux is a specialized Linux distribution aimed at creating the fastest and easiest Linux unified storage server.

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  1. TrueNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data.

  2. StorPool

    • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Ubuntu Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    • Red Hat

    StorPool is an intelligent software-defined storage solution that allows service providers, enterprises and other Cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of on expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SANs).



  3. PetaSAN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PetaSAN is an open source Scale-Out SAN solution offering massive scalability and performance. PetaSAN uses modern cloud based technologies to provide the elasticity and agility to scale up the storage cluster simply by adding more nodes.

  4. Starwind Virtual SAN

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    StarWind VSAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. It maintains high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources.

  5. SvSAN

    • Windows
    • VMware vSphere

    A simple, cost effective and flexible virtual SAN, perfect for edge computing environments that require a highly available, two-server solution.



  6. StoneFly SCVM™

    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    By integrating StoneFly SCVM™ IT driven businesses can effortlessly enhance IT agility to support core business operations and reduce cost implications of data storage.

  7. LINBIT VSAN

    • Linux
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    LINBIT® VSAN SDS for VMware is a software defined storage solution for small and medium-sized VMware® deployments. It is also usable on an Oracle VM Server for x86 installation or any other Hypervisor software.

  8. ESOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Enterprise Storage OS® is a quasi Linux distribution based on the excellent SCST project; its purpose is to provide SCSI targets via a compatible SAN (Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, iSCSI, FCoE).

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  9. Open-E Data Storage Software SOHO

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux

    Open-E Data Storage Software V7 SOHO (Small Office Home Office) is a free version of Open-E DSS V7, previously known as Open-E DSS V7 Lite. With SOHO, you can take advantage of basic functionalities of our fully featured NAS / SAN software platform

  10. vSAN

    • Linux
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    vSAN is enterprise-class, storage virtualization software that, when combined with vSphere, allows you to manage compute and storage with a single platform.

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