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"It is very durable and that is particularly important."

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"VMware vSAN has greatly reduced refresh spending.""It is more stable now than it was before. It's not like it was in the first year. Now it is stable, and we trust it more.""It is very easy to set up and very easy to use. It is very useful.""The deduplication and compression are excellent.""It uncoupled the idea of proprietary technology and component capabilities. It is basically a proprietary technology for a cost-effective infrastructure.""The most valuable features are secure IOPs and LAN security.""It's completely hyper-converged, so it's very convenient.""Provides good performance as well as integration with deployment tools."

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Cons
"It is a cloud-based environment and at times, it is not very simple to use."

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"This solution is not great for large file shares/object/rich media repository.""Disaster recovery needs to be improved, when there is a crisis, there is a problem with what is the quickest way to get out of it.""If one node out of your ten nodes fails, it takes a lot of time to replicate and rebalance VMware vSAN. This time can be reduced. When a node fails and the data is not accessible, vSAN has to be rebalanced to make the redundancy level of two again. However, if it is taking a lot of time and any other hardware fails during that time, then we have a problem. Two disk failures mean that all data will be lost, and we may have to recover it from the backup. So, the number of threads that run to do the rebalancing could be more so that the time taken to make it fully redundant again is not so much.""There's a lot that can be done to segregate. That may be available now in vSAN 7, I suppose, however, the deduplication and compression can be segregated.""They can package it in a way that is specific to the hardware infrastructure and the hardware platform. It should stay fairly up to date with the drivers and the manufacturer issues. The problem with uncoupling the proprietary technology and component capabilities is that by uncoupling them, you run into some concerns or challenges over the poor performance model. These concerns really come when you start talking about high performance, high bandwidth, and high availability types of environments. While vSAN is a leader, in a critical view, it is not about being cost-effective. It is more about the immediate impact of money loss to the business in critical applications where we want to maintain a continuous operational 59 model. It is, however, good for QA/QC tasks. I don't necessarily know how it works in regards to VDI or virtual desktop infrastructure.""The price can be reduced. Small businesses cannot afford this solution.""It should be easier to use.""Troubleshooting tools could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our fees are approximately half a dollar per gigabyte."

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"If they could reduce the cost, it would be better. Licensing costs are something that they could take care of. If you are a smaller and strong IT team, then VMware vSAN is a very good product. If you want to expand in the service provider space, then you will have to go for an open-source solution like OpenStack. We are now looking at OpenStack because we sell licensing costs. We are a service provider, so the IT component data is a substantial component in our overall costing. We feel that OpenStack might help us to cut down the licensing cost. Therefore, we are looking at SAS storage instead of vSAN. SAS is open source, but it is not wise to have open source without having the backend support. We are using RedHat SAS, and it is an open-source solution. You can also have a free version, but we are using it with support from RedHat so that we have somebody to back us up in case we have a problem. If you do normal business, then IT expense is 1% or 2% of the total turnover. The higher licensing costs sometimes don't make difference to the big companies who are not service providers and are using it only for their internal use. For them, the IT cost is 1% or 2%, but for an IT service provider, the IT costs will go up to 15% to 16% of the total cost of the operations. This is where the licensing costs become irrelevant. For example, the licensing cost of using VMware, VC, and vSAN is 8% of my monthly revenue. Every month, I pay about $35,000, and, with the revised plan, it will be something like $50,000 or revenue of 600k per month, which means almost 8% of the revenue is going into VMware licensing. In a very competitive world, 8% as a cost element is huge. So, if I can bring it down to 2%, I save 6% in revenue expenditure. In terms of profit, 6% of 30% is something like another 25% increase in my profit. My profit can be almost 25%. It would be 20% to 25% in case I am able to handle the licensing costs and bring them to a very low level. Because these IT costs are substantial for us, that is why we are going with OpenStack. OpenStack has a limitation that it requires more hardware. There will be some increase in the hardware cost, but overall we will save 5% to 6% of our licensing cost by using OpenStack.""It is fairly cost-effective for entry to mid-level performance based on the underlying hardware components.""The price is expensive.""It is an expensive solution. There should be more flexible with licensing to allow small businesses the essentials of the solution's features.""The price of vSAN could be lower.""It is too expensive.""It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.""The price is okay."

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Also Known As
HyperStore, Cloudian HyperStore Object Storage, HyperStore Object Storage
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Overview

Cloudian HyperStore lets you start small and grow to hundreds of petabytes on-premises simply by adding nodes. Leverage the proven interoperability of the industry’s only 100% native S3 API.

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company7%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer10%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%

Cloudian HyperStore is ranked 11th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while VMware vSAN is ranked 3rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 41 reviews. Cloudian HyperStore is rated 8.0, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cloudian HyperStore writes "A reasonable-priced and durable solution for storing our company backup data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". Cloudian HyperStore is most compared with MinIO, Scality RING8, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Dell EMC ECS, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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