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"The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.""This is the best priced solution for an SMB.""This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost.""If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise.""There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.""The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.""This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.""I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most."

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"Enterprise customers can customize their licenses according to their own needs and budget.""It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.""In comparison with other solutions, such as HP or Cisco, I find the solution to be quite pricey.""The price of vSAN could be lower.""The price is okay.""The solution requires a license. The payment is on a yearly basis and It is not overly expensive.""This solution requires the purchase of a license.""It is not that expensive, and it is not even cheap. If it is designed in a proper way, it has good pricing, but if you do oversizing, the price will be high. There are different licensing models."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
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Also Known As
Lenovo MX Certified Node, ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
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Overview

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.

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes are designed for deploying highly available, highly scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and software-defined storage (SDS) from Microsoft on Lenovo enterprise platforms. The ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node for Hybrid Storage, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile MX Certified Node and consider its use in IT solutions.

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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Healthcare Company7%
Non Profit7%
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company17%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company13%
Retailer10%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
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Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node is ranked 29th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) while VMware vSAN is ranked 3rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 52 reviews. Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node is rated 0.0, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, Lenovo ThinkAgile SX Series, Cohesity C4000 Series, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

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