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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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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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"I've had so many issues with the sales team when I was looking to make some improvements, and improve the performance. They would create so many excuses to force me to buy new nodes all the time and not let me add more memory to each node."

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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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Overview

HC3 is an appliance-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution. HC3 combines servers, storage, virtualization, and backup/disaster recovery into a single appliance. This hyperconvergence of technologies radically simplifies IT infrastructure making it easier to implement and manage and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of infrastructure. The HC3 hyperconverged appliance approach allows seamless, non-disruptive infrastructure scale out and automated, non-disruptive software and firmware updates. Our customers choose HC3 to reduce complexity and cost from IT infrastructure so they can focus their IT administration on improving applications and process rather than managing and maintaining complex infrastructure.

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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Scale Computing HC3 is ranked 23rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 12th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews. Scale Computing HC3 is rated 7.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Scale Computing HC3 writes "Good stability with a straightforward setup, but scaling is difficult". 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". Scale Computing HC3 is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and StarWind Virtual SAN, 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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