MagFS vs. Sync and Share

  MagFS Online File Sharing Services
Near real-time collaboration Good for collaborating on files Good for sharing files
Consistency
All changes are immediately available to all users Changes may take a long time to propagate to all devices
Enterprise Control Metadata is stored on-premises Metadata is stored in the cloud

MagFS vs. Cloud Gateways

  MagFS Cloud Gateway
Secure, optimized mobile support Yes No
WAN acceleration to endpoint devices Yes No
Consistency Central lock manager provides enterprise-wide consistency Distributed lock manager prevents inter-office consistency at scale
Total cost of ownership Very low
Software only, no IT presence in branches
High
Hardware and distributed IT presence in every branch
Security Keys are never persistently stored outside the data center Keys are distributed to branch offices

MagFS vs. Traditional Storage

  MagFS Traditional Storage
Native mobile support Yes No
Total cost of ownership Very low
Software only, no IT presence in branches, pay only for capacity used
Very high
Hardware, distributed IT presence and (optionally) WAN optimization in every branch, usable capacity can be as little as 20% of paid capacity
Capacity Planning Minimal
(Adding capacity is as simple as adding a new license key)
Improper planning results in costly forklift upgrades
Backup Inherent in the cloud Costly and cumbersome
Hardware refresh cycle triggers data migration No Yes

MagFS vs. GlusterFS

  MagFS GlusterFS
Storage cluster capacity planning and periodic re-configuration required No Yes
Storage and usage model Cost-effective object storage, pay as you go More expensive persistent disk, pre-allocated and pre-paid
Storage data protection Inherent in the cloud Requires in-cloud RAID
Compute nodes required to support storage cluster 1-2 for up to thousands of worker nodes Increases rapidly with the size of the storage cluster
Elastic Yes No