CTERA Edge X Series vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

As of May 2019, CTERA Edge X Series is ranked 31st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) vs StarWind Virtual SAN which is ranked 4th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 31 reviews. 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 . StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix.
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They are not the cheapest on the market. But there's an old saying I like to quote: "If you know that you are getting what you pay for, it's fine if it's expensive."Initially HyperFlex was a little costly, it was higher, but Cisco wanted to get into our company, so they gave us a fair discount.It's much more expensive than rack servers. It was an issue, but when you compare it to the number of people who were administrative assistants before, it's on the positive ROI side. It's much cheaper.Here in Brazil... it is very expensive. It's very hard for almost all companies to buy even the small version of this solution.We negotiated with Cisco and we got some price benefit from that.The price is a bit too high.The product is expensive. Other solutions are cheaper.The cost is expensive, but there is a chance to save money in the future.

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StarWind is best price/performance for SMB.The licensing is straightforward, with free and trial versions available.This is a good, economical solution compared to data storage systems.Cost is affordable and licensing is smooth.It's priced fairly. It was definitely cheaper than the competition. The licensing terms are straightforward and reasonable.Their pricing seems pretty good, and their licensing structure is pretty straightforward.The licensing is a bit weird. If you license the standard version of StarWind, it allows you four terabytes. Then, they have a pro version, but with the pro version, the only difference is it doubles the terabytes to eight.The pricing is more than reasonable.

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Overview

The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:

  • Enterprise-class data management
  • Continuous data optimization
  • Securely encrypted storage
  • Dynamic data placement
  • Clusterwide parallel data distribution
  • Linear and incremental scaling
  • API-based data platform architecture
  • A simplified approach

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
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City HarvestThe Carlyle Group, Santander, SwisscomBaker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Construction Company13%
Hospitality Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company22%
Construction Company16%
Manufacturing Company12%
Security Firm12%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise16%
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