Best Storage Management Software

Storage management software provides a system to administer and protect a data storage device and the data it contains. These systems may perform virtualization, data security, and backup practices such as mirroring and replication, both virtually and physically with tapes and disks. Storage management systems increase capacity and performance by offering data compression capabilities and data migration tools to put infrequently used data in low cost storage locations. They also provide archivable, historical data regarding performance and availability to determine and learn from past and present issues. While used by IT administrators, storage management software benefits the entire network, from desktop users to those who maintain the server by providing optimal performance and efficient cost. Storage management software has similar capabilities to data security platforms, particularly backup products, but takes a more holistic approach to the management of storage devices. These storage devices can include data warehouses, servers, and other database products.

To qualify for inclusion in the Storage Management category, a product must:

  • Be the central administration tool for a storage device
  • Provide security functionality for the storage device
  • Allow storage device administrators to maximize capacity and performance for best practices
  • Provide analytics dashboard related to hardware performance and data retrieval

Storage Management Software Grid® Overview

The best Storage Management Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: WinSCP
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders. High Performers include: ExpanDrive
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: Amazon Glacier
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: DataCore SANsymphony
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    WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client and SCP client for Windows (only for Windows). Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.


    Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup.


    ExpanDrive acts just like a USB drive plugged into your computer. Open, edit, and save files to remote computers from within your favorite programs???even when they are on a server half a world away.


    DataCore™ SANsymphony™ enterprise-class Software-defined Storage (SDS) platform provides a high-performance, highly available and agile storage infrastructure with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).


    WordtoPDF Converter for Win creates “Image-like” PDF documents and converts MS Word files to pictures.


    UltraCompare is a file and folder compare / merge / sync application, with support for Word Docs, PDFs, Excel files, FTP/remote, and more. It includes many features for developers and coders including difference reports, version control integration, compare sessions, and a whole lot more.


    Azure Storage Explorer Preview is a standalone app that allows you to easily work with Azure Storage data - from any platform, anywhere. It creates and manages blobs, tables, queues, generate SAS keys, and more.


    Red Hat's open software solution for scale-out network-attached storage lets you manage exponential data growth at a fraction of the cost of other storage solutions.


    Cyberduck is a libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.


    DataCore TM Hyper-Converged Virtual SAN software delivers a highly available and high performance solution for virtualized applications, including databases, in a cost-effective package. Compared to other hyper-converged products, DataCore offers the following advantages: • Faster applications (databases, critical applications, VDI, etc.) means more transactions processed in less time, more data analyzed faster and happier users, leading to more revenue. • Highly available infrastructure reduces disruptions to business operations and decreases risk. • Run more workloads, with better performance and availability, on far fewer servers and utilize the infrastructure you already have, for remarkable cost savings both direct and indirect (less power, cooling and space). • Integrated infrastructure means it’s easy to manage everything, with fewer people. • Hardware-independent software ensures services live beyond current generation of infrastructure technology and change. The net result is greater consolidation savings, faster performance and higher availability for databases, VDI and other virtualized applications.


    PDFtoTxt Converter is designed to convert pdf to txt file easily and accurately. It also provides the feature of converting PDF to Latex format for usage of scientific document.


    ControlCenter enables enterprises to enhance performance and improve storage utilization as they adopt technologies and processes across a virtual infrastructure.


    The HP 3PAR Management Console is HP 3PAR StoreServ legacy management console that brings simplicity, usability, and visibility to storage management by allowing you to administer your HP 3PAR Storage Systems, including remote systems used for replication.


    PDFtoWord Converter for Win is the simplest solution for converting PDF to editable Word documents. It is designed to boost productivity when you are working with PDF files and wish to turn them into Word files.


    Pure Storage enterprise all-flash solutions provide the power, reliability, and simplicity you need to tackle the most demanding business and IT problems.


    SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor helps you keep a sharp eye on the performance and capacity of your end-to-end physical and virtual storage infrastructure—from VM to spindle!


    VMware vSAN is a software-defined, enterprise storage solution powering industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure systems.


    WebDrive enables you to edit files on corporate SFTP and SharePoint servers as easily as editing any file on your computer. It’s like having the cloud on your desktop.


    Micro Focus Operations Manager I, you can manage complexity and growth, improve storage utilization and reduce cost, and align storage service to business needs.


    Micro Focus Storage Manager is designed to allow users to manage complexity and growth, improve storage utilization and reduce cost, and align storage service to business needs.


    The fastest and most efficient block-storage software. Installed on a cluster of standard servers. Manages their local drives (HDD or SSD), so that it forms a virtual storage array. I.e. shared storage, distributed between the servers. StorPool system start from 300,000 IOPS. More at www.storpool.com


    Azure Archive Storage offers low-cost, durable, and highly available secure cloud storage for rarely accessed data with flexible latency requirements. Archive Storage provides secure data transfer to the cloud using HTTPS, and automatically secures that data at rest using 256-bit AES keys.


    Business Continuity Clustering works with Open Enterprise Server and Cluster Services to provide site-to-site failover of critical workgroup and networking services.


    ClipClip is free clipboard management software for Windows that will revolutionise the way you copy and paste. ClipClip makes it possible to copy multiple texts, images or files to your clipboard. You can then browse or search through these Latest Clips, or convert them to Saved Clips so you can assign a title and organise them into folders for later re-use.


    CloudFuze, a secure cloud platform, simplifies file transfer, file collaboration and file security, no matter where your files are stored. CloudFuze allows a user to connect to over 40 storage providers (including GDrive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, SharePoint) using one login and from any device or messaging app.


    Datto NAS is a smart, scalable network attached storage platform, centrally managed and protected by the secure Datto Cloud. Easily share files and folders on the local network and replicate NAS snapshots to the Datto Cloud without any additional infrastructure investment. Store more locally, secure it, and back it up to the Cloud forever with our Infinite Cloud Protection option


    Docustream is a document management solution that offers custom queues, cloud storage, workflow management, user permission groups, and others.


    FUJITSU ETERNUS® Management Software


    HGST offers hard disk drives, solid-state drives and external storage products.


    HP B-series SAN Network Advisor Software uses an intelligent dashboard that presents an at-a-glance summary of all discovered B-series and third-party IP devices, including inventory and event summary information.


    InfiniBox, high performance enterprise storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications.


    LogCabin is a distributed storage system built on Raft that provides a small amount of highly replicated, consistent storage.


    PDF to Image Converter is a PDF conversion tool that prioritizes quality above everything else, allowing you to extract content from multiple PDF files and easily convert it to frequently-used high-quality image formats.


    Revove NSF Splitter Software is a file management utility designe to split or break large NSF files into single files.


    Tintri maximizes performance for your applications and the people who manage them. With all-flash storage and software for virtualized workloads, Tintri automatically manages each application, so you don’t have to. Gain freedom from decades-old protocols, and tightly integrate Tintri with your hypervisor(s) so you can automate provisioning, rebalancing and troubleshooting. Take control of your entire footprint with visibility into the real-time behavior of each application, AND the predictive power to model resource needs 18 months into the future. Tintri delivers all-flash storage and software without constraints.


    Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) allows the convergence of physical storage onto industry-standard x86 servers, enabling a building block approach with scale-out capabilities. All key data center functions run as software on the hypervisor in a tightly integrated software layer, delivering services that were previously provided via hardware through software.


    101 Data Solutions is a innovative data storage consultancy, we manage data not storage


    All PDF converter Pro is designed to be a cost-effective, multi-purpose software that takes care of diverse PDF file conversion needs.


    Smart collection-indexing-searching warehouse for files.


    AOMEI PE Builder is a free assistant to AOMEI Backupper or AOMEI Partition Assistant, and a freeware to create a bootable environment into CD/DVD, USB flash drive or ISO file based on Windows PE.


    Archiware P5 Archive migrates data from online storage to a disk or tape Archive. Archiving can be manual or automated and offers creation of previews and metadata to build an Archive catalogue for a simple user restore. When archiving to LTO tape, the cloning feature creates two identical sets of tape to facilitate offsite storage. Parallelisation of drives allows for maximum throughput. The add-on P5 Archive App allows Archiving via right-click from the Mac OS X Finder. Link files remain in the original location for easy restore and provide previews and metadata on double-click. In the case of FCP X project libraries, external media is archived (and restored) with the project. P5 Archive is part of the P5 Software suite consisting of four Modules: P5 Synchronize for data replication, P5 Backup for Server Backup, P5 Backup2Go for endpoint backup and P5 Archive for data migration. Archiware P5 runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris and is compatible with virtually any storage hardware on the market, including all LTO tape vendors. Find more information about Archiware P5 on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArchiwarePresSTORE


    Axxana offers Phoenix System, which provides disaster proof storage solutions.


    Reduce your storage costs and administration time by simplifying the management of complex enterprise storage environments, maximizing your use of existing storage resources and ensuring the protection and high availability of critical business information.


    Cluster Services for OES is a key component of Open Enterprise Server that helps you manage all the resources on your Storage Area Network (SAN).


    DataGravity data-aware storage strategically supports the business, enabling you to gain actionable insights from your data.


    DataHelp OLM to Office 365 Wizard is a proficient tool to import Mac Outlook OLM Files to Exchange Online (Office 365).


    DataHelp OLM to PST wizard is designed to help migrate and convert Mac OLM Files to PST format.


    Docufree provides a complete path to paperless that supports any business process—from accounts payable and receivable to human resources and contracts management. Docufree is a services-enabled cloud platform that combines document scanning and imaging, document management and BPO services into one wholly integrated PCI and HIPAA certified solution. Over 1,000 organizations have relied on Docufree to eliminate paper, orchestrate and automate manual tasks, and manage documents according to their company's policies for retention, privacy and security.


    DoorSwap is a fully cloud-based self storage software solution to automate tenant billing, online reservations and accounting.


    Driver Talent for Network Card is your life helper to quickly install best-matched network drivers from in-built network driver database without network connection.


    HybriStor delivers deduplication across sites, replication to multiple sites and WAN optimization between sites. This groundbreaking secondary storage globally dedupes data by rates up to 30:1 - moving backup, archive and recovery data off expensive primary storage and onto high-performance, low-cost secondary storage. Solving your data storage growth problems just got easier, enabling you to meet blazing fast recovery requirements on-premise, across sites, and even into the cloud while reducing storage costs.


    ImagetoPDF Converter for Win converts JPG / PNG / BMP / JPEG files to PDF documents for free.


    Infinite io installs transparently in front of storage as a network-based controller and intelligently migrates inactive data to low-cost cloud storage. Data is constantly migrated to the cloud based on intelligent policies.


    IntelliFlash is a storage management software designed to enable users to dial up or down the amount of flash to maximize performance and economics.


    KeyView is a file filtering and transformation software that extracts text, metadata, and other relevant properties from over 1,000 file formats on numerous platforms.


    LogicalDOC helps any kind of organizations all around the world to gain control over document management, with particular focus on fast content retrieval and business process automation. Our solution enables your team to create, co-author, and coordinate any amount of documents. With LogicalDOC you will increase collaboration and productivity via next-generation web interface, integration into Microsoft Office and Outlook, and automatic import from your shared folders.


    Micro Focus ControlPoint is a data migration and dark data cleanup solution.


    Micro Focus Structured Data Manager is an application archiving software designed to help maximize business value with intelligent structured data management.


    MoveitPro is a web-based moving and storage management software.


    Our state-of-the-art platform enables disparate and incompatible systems to seamlessly communicate worldwide. NetDirector offers complete support for industry communications and file format options including: web services, FTP/s, HTTP/s, XML, delimited files, email and many others. The cloud-based data exchange service improves business process efficiency and standards compliance. NetDirector creates value for organizations of any size by providing speed in transaction processing, reducing partner collaboration costs and enabling greater responsiveness in serving customers. NetDirector partners with industry specific subscriber networks to provide a solution that allows them to move data and documents between trading partners securely over a single internet connection. It is highly beneficial to industries with high levels of transactions between multiple networks such as the Mortgage Banking and Healthcare industries. NetDirector now processes more than seven million data and document transactions each month.


    Northern Storage Suite is a software solution that enables organizations to control the use of storage resources; specifically the way in which users exploit this resource.


    PDF Compressors is a PDF reducer is designed for resizing large PDF document and optimize the texts and images it contains.


    Free PDF to Image Converter Online. PDF Convert Free enables you to convert PDFs to image files in the simplest and fastest way. Convert PDF to Images in Batch. You can upload up to 5 PDF documents each time and convert them to images in seconds


    Qumulo Core is a software-only solution that leverage the price/performance of commodity hardware coupled with the modern technologies of flash, virtualization and cloud.


    Scality, world leader in object and cloud storage, allows you to store and access billions of objects or even PB-sized objects across standard x86 hardware to meet the most demanding digital business, cloud and application requirements. Why Scality: - Always On –Guaranteed 100% Uptime - Scale Capacity and Performance On Demand - Enterprise Cloud Ready


    Terafyle allows you to instantly access Photos, Music, Videos and files on remote computers, servers and NAS drives. With a simple swipe, these files are copied to your favorite cloud storage services.


    Terark is a storage engine for Database and Data Systems.


    OCR software with unstructured data extraction, indexing and redaction solutions to companies of all industries.


    Uploadcare is IaaS/SaaS handling file infrastructure for web and mobile apps. We're all about uploads, storage, processing, and delivery of your files. We follow the “for developers by developers” concept. That's why everything is secure, reliable, horizontally scalable, consistent, and readable. There's Uploadcare Widget for uploads, our cloud storage, CDN API for processing, and Akamai for delivery. All that seamlessly integrated into our API. Founded in 2011, we currently serve millions of files on a daily basis for customers scattered across 5 continents. We support responsive issues development and opensource. We offer every user the ability to have their own tiny Akamai.


    Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager is a comprehensive management platform, for Storage Foundation and Cluster Server environments, that helps you optimize your data center assets, with a solution to centralize visibility and control.


    vSAN for Horizon delivers radically simple and scalable storage for virtual desktops and applications, with superior performance and dramatically lower TCO.


    vSAN ReadyNodes provide the most flexible server options to build Hyper-Converged Infrastructure based on VMware vSAN. Learn more about vSAN ReadyNodes.


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