Compare Nexenta vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

Nexenta is ranked 22nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 54 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, Nutanix Acropolis, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, DataCore SANsymphony SDS and StarWind Virtual Tape Library, whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Nutanix, DataCore SANsymphony SDS and Scale Computing HC3.
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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.This is the best priced solution for an SMB.The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions.The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.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.

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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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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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Construction Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Transportation Company7%
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Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government8%
Construction Company7%
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise24%
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