Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

If you’re not sure exactly what kind or how much storage you’ll need in the coming years, but you want to keep your costs as low as possible, Hedvig might be a good choice for you.

This software-defined storage (SDS) solution offers extreme flexibility and scalability, and it allows organizations to choose from a menu of additional features like encryption, deduplication, and thin provisioning. It’s a very good choice for companies with private, hybrid or multi-cloud environments, and it also has some features that make it good for archive and disaster recovery or cloud migration.

But also be aware: founded in 2012 and officially launched in 2015, Hedvig is a very young startup focused exclusively on software-defined storage.

Product Description

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform’s claims to fame are its flexibility and its scalability. Although particularly well-suited to private clouds, it can run on-premises or in the public cloud and in virtualized, containerized, bare metal or traditional environments. It scales from as few as three nodes to more than 1,000, and it offers block, file and object storage.

Customers can choose whether to add features like thin provisioning, encryption, server-side flash cache, snapshots, inline deduplication and compression and storage virtualization.

Type of product:

Software-only

Editions available:

Primary Storage Edition, Backup & Archive Storage Edition and Object Storage Edition

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • unified block, file and object storage
  • thin provisioning
  • encryption
  • client and server-side flash/SSD caching
  • zero-impact volume snapshots and clones
  • inline deduplication and compression
  • hybrid multisite replication
  • support for up to 1,000 nodes
  • container support

Target Industries

Any organization with a private cloud or creating a backup and archive environment.

Customers

GE Digital, Pittsburg State University, LKAB, Rideau, Dovilo, Fabrics4Clouds

Pricing and How to Buy

Hedvig offers two licensing models: an annual subscription that includes support or a perpetual capacity-based license with support sold separately. Prices are available on request.

Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Features Chart

Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform
Type of Product Software-only
Editions Available ● Primary Storage Edition
● Backup & Archive Storage Edition
● Object Storage Edition
License Proprietary
Key features ● unified block, file and object storage
● thin provisioning
● encryption
● client and server-side flash/SSD caching
● zero-impact volume snapshots and clones
● inline deduplication and compression
● hybrid multisite replication
● support for up to 1,000 nodes
● container support
Target Industries All
Pricing Available upon request


For more information on virtualizing your storage infrastructure, read our 
Guide to Software Defined Storage

Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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