Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.
It's very stable and it's easy to use.
The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs.
The solution is very stable.
The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent.
It appears to be very stable and very robust.
HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console.
The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure.
We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.
When we do to do more scaled load testing, we can run more dense workloads and still have the same results across all specific nodes
It is more stable now than it was before. It's not like it was in the first year. Now it is stable, and we trust it more.
VMware vSAN has greatly reduced refresh spending.
The newer versions of this solution are much more stable and easier to manage.
As a function of our core business, it's a sought after tool that helps us provide analytical support across a wide spectrum of client needs. It's allowed us to test out in our connected restaurant - "TheWorks" - a fully-functional restaurant experience center that allows our clients to discover the value of our connected solutions firsthand. We deploy vSAN in this customer-like environment within a hyperconvergent infrastruction (HCI) to give our clients a better understanding and help optimize data and the end-users' experience.
The most valuable feature is the ability to continue our business needs and have higher visibility. It has definitely increased our business productivity levels.
To me, VMware is a leader of the visualizations. I think everyone just follow VMware.
In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product.
It is a costly solution.
The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger.
The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users.
The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options.
One of the areas that need improvement is the consolidated management platform, to manage all of the nodes from one place and the licensing around that.
I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware.
Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently.
When we talk about improvements for vSAN, there is some way to go from a at least stability perspective. Adding all these new features is nice, but we are now at the level that most of the features you need in production are there.
Upgradability could be a bit easier sometimes. We are now where vSAN can be updated without ESXi, but there is still enough dependency. So that would be good if that actually would uncoupled even more.
Disaster recovery needs to be improved, when there is a crisis, there is a problem with what is the quickest way to get out of it.
This solution is not great for large file shares/object/rich media repository.
This solution would benefit from better collaboration with Cisco for driver updates.
I would like to see the availability of more template based VMware systems. Combined with the ability to check and measure multiple and converging data segments. Another issue I've seen is that the tool seems to be slow when first starting up.
I would love for this product to be cheaper and easier to configure.
It is an expensive solution.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It costs less than $10,000 for one machine. If it costs more than 15% higher than this, then the customer may change to another solution.
For our organization, I believe the cost is 16,000 Euros for a three-year license. It costs a bit more to do the maintenance on our servers as well. It's also on an HP ProLiant server and an organization will need to do the maintenance there also. I believe the price for that is around 2000 Euros a year.
ROI from an administrative perspective is clearly much better because I only have to deal with one user interface.
I'd love for this product to be cheaper.
The only problem I have with VMware is the price. It is a good product, but it is expensive.
With vSAN, we didn't find the market that competitive.
The vSAN is somewhat expensive to license.
The vSAN licensing is not an inexpensive product. It does cost more than hypervisor.
We did consider other hyperconverged solutions. It usually came down to price. vSan was the most cost effective thing.
What made us go with this solution was price point. When you can utilize existing storage infrastructure, and not have to continually purchase new SAN products out there that are going up in price as time goes by, then it's a wonderful thing.
out of 40 in Software Defined Storage (SDS)
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out of 39 in Hyper-Converged (HCI)
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Also Known As
|HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA||vSAN|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||VMware|
HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.
VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.
What vSAN Does
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