CTERA Edge X Series vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library

As of May 2019, CTERA Edge X Series is ranked 31st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) vs StarWind Virtual Tape Library which is ranked 14th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. The top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Enabled us to finally get rid of our Pelican cased sneakernet hard drive transport system for good". CTERA Edge X Series is most compared with . StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with StorMagic, StarWind Virtual SAN and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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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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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 and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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Sample Customers
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City HarvestThe Carlyle Group, Santander, SwisscomVolvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Financial Services Firm12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider12%
Renewables & Environment Company7%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise62%
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