Compare Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is ranked 14th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 13th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is rated 9.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure writes "Comes in a small, compact model that does not have any separate management but it is not so stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "High-performance, cost-effective, and integrated well with our existing backup solution". Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI and HPE SimpliVity, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage and FalconStor FreeStor. See our Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library report.
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The most useful feature is the solution's automation in terms of how we are able to spin up a certain workload in real-time when we are doing R&D.The size of the hardware is what we need because it is very good for small configurations.

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StarWind VTL allowed us to back up to virtual tape that was created within Veeam and upload the tape to the cloud.

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The licensing policy needs to be improved. They have a licensing policy based on the number of CPU sockets. Nowadays what has happened is that the license they are trying to move is based on the number of CPU cores. With the advancement in technology there are now more cores in a single CPU. It's been very challenging in terms of managing the license around everything. Today we have a processor with 24 and 32 cores on the same physical CPU.This product is not so stable. Maybe it is just not mature enough in its development.

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The initial installation can be complex and should be simplified.

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If you currently have Veeam there is no other solution that is as easy and affordable as StarWind.

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Red Hat HCI, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization
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Overview

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure - based on our leading OpenStack and virtualization platforms - provides co-located, scalable, software-defined compute and storage, driven by Red Hat Ansible Automation on economical, industry-standard hardware.

For SMB and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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