Compare Kaminario Cloud Fabric vs. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

Kaminario Cloud Fabric is ranked 35th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 20 reviews. Kaminario Cloud Fabric is rated 0, while StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind HyperConverged Appliance writes "Because it's all built into one box, they could offer us the majority of the functionality we wanted, affordably". Kaminario Cloud Fabric is most compared with , whereas StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is most compared with Nutanix, VxRail, DataCore SANsymphony SDS, HPE SimpliVity and VMware vSAN.
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In terms of cost, a storage array is more expensive... For half the cost of Compellent, I got two hosts, more storage, and redundancy.There is a bit of a start-up cost. Having never used HCAs before, I was reluctant to buy it. I would suggest that you jump in and do it, as I wish I hadn't wasted so much time.Our entire package was around $35,000 for everything, including three years of support.We looked at Nutanix and found it did almost the same thing but for more money. In fact, StarWind was nearly one-third of the price; it cost us £36,000. That includes five years of monitoring... The Nutanix was near enough £110,000 for relatively the same amount of performance and storage.The Nutanix piece was about $45,000, getting close to $50,000 with all the licensing involved, whereas the StarWind was less than half of that, after Microsoft licensing and such.I honestly feel that there's no one else in the market doing what they're doing for the price point that they're doing it at. That's why I asked them about investing in their company. I think that the options they're providing and the software that they have is sort of revolutionary for the price point... The total cost was $24,400.The other solutions we were looking at were priced much higher than this and they didn't necessarily have full redundancy... Nutanix and VxRail were in the final running... but it came down to our price point.When I researched they came the most cost-effective.

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Kaminario Cloud Fabric forms the storage backbone of the modern software-defined data center. Cloud Fabric delivers the proven technology capability of Kaminario’s Composable Data Platform with the economics and agility of a software-defined storage solution.

For SMB, ROBO and Enterprises, who look to bring in quick deployment and operation simplicity to virtualization workloads and reduce related expenses, our solution is StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA). It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, hypervisor of choice, StarWind Virtual SAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct or VMware Virtual SAN and associated software into a single manageable layer. The HCA supports scale-up by adding disks and flash, and scale-out by adding extra nodes.

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance consists of StarWind Virtual SAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct or VMware Virtual SAN “Ready Nodes”, targeting those, who are building their virtualization infrastructure from scratch. In case there is an existing set of servers, we offer a “software only version”, which is essentially our years proven StarWind Virtual SAN. Basically, it’s the fuel powering StarWind HCA. 

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