We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise."
"The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
"The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive."
"The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective."
"There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost."
"The support contract is well worth it. The price for it was very reasonable and their team has been very engaged whenever we reach out."
"I think the cost of this solution is quite fair."
"This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy."
"There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure."
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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.
Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are pre-configured building blocks that reduce deployment
risks with certified configurations, improve storage efficiency by up to 50%1
, and can help
you build or scale your vSAN cluster faster.14 Whether you're just getting started, and/or
expanding your existing VMware environment, Dell EMC is here for you every step of the
way with consulting, education, deployment and support services for the entire solution.
Designed for easy deployment and manageability in scale-out clusters, the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series combines Nutanix software with Lenovo’s highly reliable and scalable servers. These appliances ship fully integrated, tested, and configured so that you can dramatically accelerate your time to value and reduce your infrastructure maintenance.
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Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 19th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews while Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is ranked 27th in Hyper-Converged (HCI). Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 7.4, while Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes writes "A unified support structure is an important asset; manual upgrades should be automated". On the other hand, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and HPE SimpliVity, whereas Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE SimpliVity and Cohesity C6000 Series.
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