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"I would rate the user-friendliness an eight out of ten.""The interface is very user-friendly."

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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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"Sangfor does not support a SAS configuration, which is something that we would like.""The error reporting needs to be improved."

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"The initial installation can be complex and should be simplified."

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"The price of Sangfor is cheaper than other competing products."

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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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Top Answer: StarWind VTL allowed us to back up to virtual tape that was created within Veeam and upload the tape to the cloud.
Top Answer: If you currently have Veeam there is no other solution that is as easy and affordable as StarWind.
Top Answer: The initial installation can be complex and should be simplified.
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Overview

Sangfor HCI consolidates traditional hardware-appliance-based security, IP network, storage network, server and storage into one tier of commodity hardware (x86 server), forming a standardized HCI unit. By building IT infrastructure with a standardized HCI vendor and realizing visible, centralized operation & management via a unified WEB platform, users can enjoy an ultra-simplified, on-demand IT framework that is evolvable. Enquire today to find out more about cloud data storage and other solutions.

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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Sangfor HCI is ranked 20th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 12th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews. Sangfor HCI is rated 5.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Sangfor HCI writes "The user interface is good, but it doesn't support SAS and it consumes a lot of power". 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". Sangfor HCI is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, FalconStor FreeStor and Nexenta.

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