Compare Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure vs. SteelFusion

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is ranked 14th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while SteelFusion is ranked 15th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is rated 9.0, while SteelFusion is rated 9.0. 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 SteelFusion writes "Sync to Central and edge protection mitigate my risk in our branch offices". Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI and HPE SimpliVity, whereas SteelFusion is most compared with Nutanix, VMware vSAN and Oracle Exalogic.
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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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Sync to Central and edge protection mitigate my risk in our branch offices. All services that need to be local to the user exist on local servers. Users run applications and access data locally while the data is constantly being synced to Central, and protected. If an edge device fails, we can recover quickly.

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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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Setting up disks for use is a multi-step process that could use some refinement. Setting up a core-to-core replication or DR strategy is also cumbersome.

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Price is an issue – this is expensive stuff. My advice is to beat up Riverbed as much as possible on price. These things are expensive and there is room for negotiation.

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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.

Riverbed SteelFusion is the first and only hyper-converged infrastructure for branch IT, enables 100% consolidation of branch data and servers from remote sites into data centers, delivering complete data security and centralized data protection, without compromising on any of the benefits of running branch services locally for your users. SteelFusion eliminates the need for physical servers, storage and backup infrastructure at branch locations, creates the ability to instantly provision and recover branch services, and provides full visibility and superior performance of on-premises and cloud-based applications, leading to dramatic increases in data security, business continuity, agility and operational efficiency.
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Tecan Trading, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Blach Construction, nkt cables, WAMGROUP, DJO, Mazzetti, Siemens Indonesia
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