Compare CTERA Edge X Series vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

CTERA Edge X Series is ranked 30th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 4th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 52 reviews. CTERA Edge X Series is rated 0, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "It is more flexible than most VSAN solutions. You can run it across two hosts. You don't need a third host observing it". CTERA Edge X Series is most compared with , whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix.
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The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions.The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.The free version is great to use for labs or test environments.This solution has a great price for the functionality.Licensing is based on nodes rather than TBs, which means that the users are free to increase storage capacity without putting thought into licensing.

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Overview

CTERA Networks, based in Israel and New York, NY, is a privately held company founded in 2008 and backed by Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Venrock and Cisco. CTERA provides cloud storage solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to launch managed storage, backup, file sharing and mobile collaboration services using a single platform and based on the the cloud storage infrastructure of their choice.

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.

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Sample Customers
The Carlyle Group, Santander, SwisscomBaker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company10%
Software R&D Company8%
Engineering Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise20%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise19%
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