Dell EMC VxFlex Ready Nodes Competitors and Alternatives

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Mart Vernik
Real User
Digital Archive System Administrator at Rahvusarhiiv
Jul 06 2020

What is most valuable?

StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere is a software-defined storage solution that has reduced administration time for storage. It's pretty straightforward to install and setup… more »

How has it helped my organization?

StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere has helped us to reduce complexity and is more cost-efficient than an old solution. Previously, we had separate storage (EMC AX4-5) with a… more »

What needs improvement?

When StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere nodes go offline unexpectedly, the nodes have to re-sync disks fully which takes a long time. We had a power failure and when both… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Something to keep in mind is that you are not allowed to install security and bug fixes without active support agreement.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first software-defined storage solution for us.

What other advice do I have?

Product updates are not that frequent (two-three times per year). Also, it concerns me that back-end OS (we are using StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere and it's built on… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

VMware vSAN financial aspects give StarWind an advantage.
Denny Hidayat
Real User
Chief Information Officer - Government at Govt of City of Makassar
Jul 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The interface is typical for this type of product. I would rate the user-friendliness an eight out of ten.

What needs improvement?

Sangfor does not support a SAS configuration, which is something that we would like. I would like to see support for Kubernetes and Docker.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of Sangfor is cheaper than other competing products.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I think that this is an average product. I am not satisfied with it and do not recommend that others use it. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am currently looking to replace this solution with something from perhaps Nutanix or Dell. I am still looking for the best solution to use in our next project.
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