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PetaSAN Alternatives

PetaSAN is described as '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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to PetaSAN for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, BSD and SUSE Linux Enterprise. The best alternative is TrueNAS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PetaSAN are Unraid, XigmaNAS, EasyNAS and StorPool.

PetaSAN alternatives are mainly NAS Systems but may also be Virtualization Tools or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PetaSAN.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. TrueNAS icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTrueNAS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.

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  3. XigmaNAS icon

    XigmaNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free) is an embedded Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This project is a continuation of TrueNAS 7 series project.

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    EasyNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux kernel

    It uses openSUSE Leap as a base with the Btrfs advanced file system. EasyNAS is managed through a web-based interface and offers such features as on-line growing of file systems, snapshots and copy-on-write.

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    EasyNAS
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    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).

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    Snapshot from the StorPool presentation at the OpenStack Summit - Some performance figures of StorPool


  6. ReadyNAS icon

    ReadyNAS

    • Linux

    ReadyNAS by NETGEAR.

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  7. Open-E Data Storage Software SOHO icon

    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

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  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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    Dell EMC UnityVSA

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Self-Hosted
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    Dell EMC UnityVSA lets you deploy Dell EMC Unity unified storage as a virtual storage appliance. Dell EMC UnityVSA is software-defined storage that runs on industry-standard hardware and VMware ESXi, which you supply.

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    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.

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