"This solution made it possible to deploy a new infrastructure in the shortest amount of time, at a low cost without purchasing expensive hardware storage, and use unused servers."
"VSAN works great; it's very easy to install, configure, and manage."
"The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space."
"It has a nice, simple control panel. You can clearly see the state and health of storage along with the synchronization."
"Using our own choice of HW allowed us to price our service to answer our customers' needs."
"StarWind vSAN has allowed us to leverage our server infrastructure more completely without the need to add more hardware."
"vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy."
"Highly available storage is the most valuable feature. The entire rollout is hyper-converged and requires no extra storage further than the hosts in which Hyper-V is running. Another feature that has been great is the support from StarWind in general. We have their proactive support package on the main cluster that employs Starwind Virtual SAN."
"We've had no issues with scaling the solution."
"It is easy to use for management and operations teams because the tools are in one place."
"We like that the size of the box is 1U or 2U only, and all the servers are fit into that box. The ease of operation is there. All the servers and the SAN storage are inside the box."
"A great feature involves real-time hardware changes."
"The most valuable feature is the one-click to update the firmware and software."
"The solution is well integrated with other vendors."
"It has been stable so far."
"It is 100% stable. It's the most stable infrastructure that we have."
"The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool."
"We really love the Lifecycle manager and one-click upgrades."
"Being able to run StarWind vSAN on top of any free UNIX operating system to build a resilient iSCSI/FTP/SMB storage system would be useful."
"Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer."
"It would help if the manufacturer provided clearer and more detailed documentation, with explanations of how the application can be installed in various HA configurations."
"This product would benefit from having automated alerting functionality."
"Updating the software can be a bit tricky."
"The main issue we ran into was the documentation. We attempted to set up the product in our test environment by ourselves and ran into several areas of the documentation that were unclear to us."
"It would be helpful if StarWind provided more precise and detailed documentation explaining how to configure the solution in various scenarios, including the advantages and disadvantages of each."
"Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers."
"We've had some issues around the licensing."
"The installation is complex."
"I'm not very technical, so I don't know if there are any features that are really lacking. Our customers seem pleased with it, and I haven't heard of any downsides."
"I'm sure there are a lot of things that could be improved, but I'm actually very satisfied with this product. There may be some possibilities to move the virtual server dismounting points or to move the server from one group to another, but I can't think of any special improvements or update features."
"Nutanix has a complex infrastructure, we have customers that consider VMware instead. Additionally, the performance could be better."
"The ability to create clusters faster would be nice to see in a future release."
"This solution would be improved with built-in integration with Rubrik."
"While their overall Nutanix Bible is good, they are lacking good descriptions for particular scenarios that might be helpful to many users."
"In Thailand, there really isn't a cloud version of Nutanx available to us."
"We had a few problems with the foundation machine that you can use to build your systems out. We've got it working now, but it should be improved."
For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.
StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.
VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.
The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.
Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.
For more information visit: www.nutanix.com.
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Dell EMC PowerFlex is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 70 reviews. Dell EMC PowerFlex is rated 8.6, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerFlex writes "Stable with good technical support and the capability to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". Dell EMC PowerFlex is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, HPE SimpliVity and NetApp HCI, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and VMware vSphere. See our Dell EMC PowerFlex vs. Nutanix Acropolis AOS report.
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