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 takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important."
"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 support contract is well worth it. The price for it was very reasonable and their team has been very engaged whenever we reach out."
"This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost."
"There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost."
"The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions."
"The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."
"The price of the solution could improve. Nutanix has recently changed its pricing model from perpetual to subscription. They have identified there are challenges with the pricing model."
"We got the renewal done recently, and there was no cost involved."
"The cost of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is reasonable."
"This product is expensive, but they do have discounts. At one point, I saw that they were giving a 70% or 80% discount, which is a good thing, but maybe they should have a more realistic price and then a 5% to 10% discount."
"My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it."
"The pricing is fair for the package."
"AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of."
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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.
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.
Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.
For more information visit: www.nutanix.com.
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Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is ranked 28th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 47 reviews. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is rated 0.0, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, HPE SimpliVity and Cohesity C6000 Series, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.
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