StarWind HyperConverged Appliance Review

A cost-effective solution that provides flexibility and performance


What is most valuable?

I've found its flexibility and performance to be the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

This product is not one hundred percent enterprise-ready, so it is more suitable for SMB.

The price could always be reduced.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We never have any problems with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of adding processes or new user licenses, we've never had to do that, but from the documentation and speaking with support, it is relatively easy.

How are customer service and technical support?

I only had to call technical support once, and they were very responsive and quick. Overall, I've been satisfied with them.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward once you know what you're doing. It's a solution that people should be able to install it on their own.

What other advice do I have?

When I researched they came the most cost-effective. If you're in a small to medium business, I certainly advise any users to evaluate it. At the moment I haven't any reason or cause for improvement because it does what it does as it says on the tin, and it just works.

I can see for a large enterprise that it could cause problems because it's not one hundred percent enterprise-ready, but for small and medium companies, when you have a smaller system, it does what it says.

I think the more you add to it the more complicated it gets and then it'll make it more difficult for a small company to manage it. It does exactly what I need it to do, so I don't need any more features or anything more. I'm used to the user interface so it doesn't have any tricks or any hidden things that I can't find so for me it's ideal.

I would give the solution a rating of nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.
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