Compare Nexenta vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

Nexenta is ranked 20th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 46 reviews. Nexenta is rated 0, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "It is more flexible than most VSAN solutions. You can run it across two hosts. You don't need a third host observing it". Nexenta is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, ScaleIO and Nutanix Acropolis, whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix.
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There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.The free version is great to use for labs or test environments.This solution has a great price for the functionality.Licensing is based on nodes rather than TBs, which means that the users are free to increase storage capacity without putting thought into licensing.I would suggest that you download the free version, deploy in your lab, and play with it.Once you buy the license, you are free to build your own hardware solution based on your needs.The Price/Performance ratio for this solution is outstanding!

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Overview
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage - what we call Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS).We uniquely integrate software-only "Open Source" collaboration with commodity hardware-centric "Software-Defined Storage" (SDS) innovation.

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.

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Sample Customers
GMO, Northern Backup, Cox Communications, University of Toronto, ScaleMatrix, Wipro, Ruhr University, Drillinginfo, George Washington University, Walton Electric, Faculty of Physics, NAU, ServerCentralBaker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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Manufacturing Company12%
Construction Company9%
Engineering Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company17%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise20%
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Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise19%
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