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The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform snared the silver award in our Products of the Year competition for storage system software less than a year after Hedvig Inc. launched from stealth.
The Hedvig Inc. software runs on off-the-shelf x86 and ARM servers, and supports in-software provisioning of block, file and object storage. Customers can deploy the software-defined storage on-premise and in public clouds and in hyperscale or hyper-converged mode. They can scale the system from several terabytes to petabytes by adding additional commodity servers and manage the storage as a single pool.
Granular storage policies enable the provisioning of capabilities such as inline deduplication and compression, snapshots and clones by application, virtual machine (VM) or container. Additional product features include a Web interface to enable IT administrators to provision storage from any device and built-in, tunable multi-site replication to send up to six copies of data to various sites or clouds.
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform supports a wide range of hypervisors and operating systems and provides a broad set of RESTful APIs, drivers and plug-ins to enable integration with technologies such as Docker containers, Hadoop, NoSQL, OpenStack and VMware vCenter.
Our panel of judges scored the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform first in functionality; it tied for first in innovation as well as ease of use and manageability. The product also ranked second in value and tied for second in ease of integration among the 13 finalists in the competition’s storage system software category.
One judge labeled the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform as the "best new competitor." He said the product "certainly checks all the boxes."
Another judge called the Hedvig Inc. product a somewhat innovative, albeit pricey, "cost consolidation play aimed at providing the value of commoditized local storage with commoditized cloud storage for OpenStack, vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V, and Docker."
Hedvig Inc. customers have two purchase options: a perpetual, capacity-based license starting at 50 cents per GB or an annual subscription starting at $5,000 per server. Both options include all features and capabilities.
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