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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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"If you currently have Veeam there is no other solution that is as easy and affordable as StarWind.""The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost.""The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies."

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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.
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Top Answer: I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can… more »
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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.

PRIMEFLEX is a pre-defined, integrated and tested combination of servers, storage, network connectivity and software. Fujitsu’s PRIMEFLEX integrated system family includes both, classical converged and hyper-converged systems. It comprises ready-to-run factory-installed solutions and reference architectures which are easily adjusted to customer-specific requirements. Along with its reference architectures, Fujitsu makes detailed configuration and installation descriptions available as a standard. Optional deployment and integration services ensure a smooth integration into the on-site environment. To ensure simplified operation and maintenance, Fujitsu provides support at solution level, and further data center services including managed and hosting services.

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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Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Locarent, Zech, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Pea Soup, Make IT, Itarex
Volvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
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Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Non Profit7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Retailer6%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company8%
Government5%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise25%
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Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is ranked 26th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 12th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews. Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is rated 0.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Cost-effective, reliable, and the initial setup and deployment are included in the price". Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is most compared with VxRail, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE Hyper Converged, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Scality RING8, FalconStor FreeStor and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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