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"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."

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"The pricing for this solution is good.""The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
Top Answer: The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.
Top Answer: The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for… more »
Top Answer:  It is easy to use for management and operations teams because the tools are in one place.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors.
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Also Known As
VxFlex, VxRack FLEX, PowerFlex
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Overview

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.

VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.

The Quantum VS-HCI Series provides hyperconverged infrastructure for surveillance recording and video management, providing a single platform for multiple physical security workloads. The VS-HCI Series is available as either a 2U rack mount server, or an ultra-dense 4U, 60-drive rack mount server. Multiple servers can be connected in an HCI cluster for redundancy, and the VS-HCI Series software provides for failover between servers. Unlike other HCI product offerings, the Quantum VS-HCI Series is purpose-built for surveillance and security workloads, enabling support of higher camera counts with less hardware expense.

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Canopy, 8x8Inc., Atos, Canadian Pacific, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Xerox
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Manufacturing Company7%
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Non Profit7%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company19%
Government10%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise24%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise42%
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Dell EMC PowerFlex is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 8 reviews while Quantum VS-HCI Series is ranked 38th in Hyper-Converged (HCI). Dell EMC PowerFlex is rated 8.2, while Quantum VS-HCI Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerFlex writes "Enables users to attach additional nodes and resources for the applications". On the other hand, Dell EMC PowerFlex is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and HPE SimpliVity, whereas Quantum VS-HCI Series is most compared with .

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