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"The management interface on the software is very simple. It is insanely simple compared to most SANs. The interface is also powerful when used to complete tasks that an IT administrator needs to complete.""The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space.""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.""It's quite easy to install.""The solution is also quite flexible. As an example, other vSAN solutions that we looked at had more stringent requirements regarding mixed HDD/SSD storage which wouldn't have worked in our environment.""The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.""The most useful aspect is the hyper-converged SD SAN and the ease to expand it by just adding cheap SSD or NVME disks.""The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing."

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"Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.""It's easy to use and has a very smooth onboarding process.""Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic.""What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability.""It has a single pane of glass and you don't have to jump around various toolsets.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its software Move, which we use to migrate virtual info from another platform to the Nutanix platform.""The maintenance software is straightforward because you do not need to do any configuration.""Nutanix does a superb job with technical support."

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"It's quite stable.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager.""It's a very mature product.""Good visualization hypervisor.""Oracle is probably the best database technology out there. I've never found anything as complete in terms of feature and functionality and sophistication.""It's a very flexible solution because you have all the commands that you can do yourself.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""The biggest advantage of Oracle VM is that you can separate your clusters to get your licenses agreement in scope."

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Cons
"Updating the software can be a bit tricky.""StarWind relies on the underlying OS to manage the "SAN files" whether that would be a RAID volume, software RAID (such as LVM), etc. It would be useful if StarWind could incorporate the actual physical drive management inside of the solution, similar to Storage Spaces Direct.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""Management of VSAN itself could be improved. A Web UI for management would be great rather than an application installation. StarWind is testing a command center virtual appliance that I have installed in my environment.""Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers.""The console is something that I feel could be improved. There is nothing technically wrong with it, but it can be jazzed up and/or made to be a little more intuitive.""This product would benefit from having automated alerting functionality.""I think the setup could be streamlined a bit."

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"The scalability of the solution had some issues because there were many VMs and the replication ran into some bottlenecks. It was an issue that was known to Nutanix and it was not disclosed to the customer.""The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve.""We did have some integration issues.""This product would be improved if it included a hybrid cloud solution.""Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve by adding some NAS features, similar to the ones that are available in the NetApp solution.""Nutanix needs to improve network features like Passthrough – SR-IOV. It could be improved by supporting SR-IOV, if they had that support, I would not have needed to implement the VMWare vSAN.""There is room to enhance the micro-segmentation.""I would enjoy an advanced mode where experienced users can leverage their knowledge to do advanced things currently only allowed using the command line tools on the CVM."

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"We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2.""The user interface of the version that we have requires improvement. They have already improved the user interface in the latest version, but we are yet to migrate to that. The new UI is much better. I would like it to be simple. It is serving all of our needs, and I don't think it is necessary to keep adding. We are able to provision a VM in ten minutes, and provisioning it in five minutes will not have any added benefit.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.""I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it.""The solution is at its end of life and is about to be discontinued.""I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach.""Oracle VM should be more feature-rich."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions."
  • "This is the best priced solution for an SMB."
  • "The premium support from StarWinds is a must have. The ability to have access to a storage engineer 24/7 is a must for a production environment."
  • "The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive."
  • "I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."
  • "I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect."
  • "The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
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  • "AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of."
  • "The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."
  • "This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions."
  • "Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that."
  • "My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions."
  • "Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive."
  • "The pricing is fair for the package."
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  • "Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
  • "Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription."
  • "I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
  • "If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support."
  • "We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware."
  • "With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
  • "All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."
  • "Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
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    The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.
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    We found the reduced power consumption with Nutanix Acropolis AOS a very attractive feature. We also like the interface… more »
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    We found the reduced power consumption with Nutanix Acropolis AOS a very attractive feature. We also like the interface… more »
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    I would prefer if KVM was easier to scale and not so limited. Overall the product has been helpful. It is easy to use… more »
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    Oracle VM seems to me to be kind of outdated. Nevertheless, it is fairly straightforward to use and maintain. The… more »
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    The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down.
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    Overview

    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.

    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

    Oracle VM for x86

    Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

    Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

    Oracle VM for SPARC

    Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

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    St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Construction Company6%
    Engineering Company6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider23%
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    Local Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government6%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
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    Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 71 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.6, while Oracle VM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V and VMware Workstation.

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