Justin GravesIT Supervisor at Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc.
Larry ChapmanSenior Manager IT Infrastructure at Trusource Labs
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost."
"Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective."
"The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important."
"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."
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.
Cohesity C6000 Series is a dense hybrid hyperconverged storage appliance that supports up to 168TB per appliance. Ideal for data protection, backup target, and file and object use cases, the C6000 augments the current C4000 Series platform with extended capacity and optimization for NAS deployments at scale.
The Cohesity DataPlatform runs on all C6000 Series models to deliver unlimited scalability, single UI, leading deduplication, software-based encryption, enterprise search, and powerful cybersecurity.
Maxta MxSP software-defined storage solutions provide organizations the choice to deploy hyper-convergence on any x86 server, using any hypervisor and any combination of storage devices. Deployed as software-defined storage or as part of a MaxDeploy Reference Architecture, the simplicity of a Maxta VM-centric solution reduces IT management to maximize cost savings. Enterprise-class data services and capacity optimization empower organizations to hyperconverge, eliminating the need for SAN or NAS devices.
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Cohesity C6000 Series is ranked 34th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) while Maxta is ranked 18th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. Cohesity C6000 Series is rated 0.0, while Maxta is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Maxta writes "Has the ability to have a single-pane-of-glass using the VMware interface but it needs better support". Cohesity C6000 Series is most compared with Cohesity C4000 Series, VxRail and Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series, whereas Maxta is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS and VMware vSAN.
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