Rackspace OpenStack Competitors and Alternatives

The top Rackspace OpenStack competitors are
  • Nutanix
  • VMware vSAN
  • HPE SimpliVity
Read reviews of Rackspace OpenStack competitors and alternatives
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ashis Das
User at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 19 2018

What do you think of HPE SimpliVity?

Primary Use Case: General IT workloads of core services and standard line of business applications. • Improvements to My Organization: Reduced storage footprint of primary and secondary copies of data and WAN replication bandwidth with good performance. • Valuable Features: Dedupe, compression, and replication of primary and secondary data, locally and remotely. Less experienced admins can perform storage tasks. • Room for Improvement: Needs decoupling of distributed data fabric to run in a hyperscale deployment outside the hypervisor on dedicated nodes. • Use of Solution: One to three years.
Real User
IT Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 04 2018

How has it helped my organization?

It's supposed to provide low-cost for storage arrays to do VDI. We're on the fence with it. We're still looking at other solutions. We're not sold on it. It has provided some value when it's working. Instead of hitting our production SAN... more»

What needs improvement?

It could be more robust. The latency is also an issue for us, and the reliability. I would like it to be faster and a little more flexible.

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

We went with it because of the cost. It's definitely cheaper than buying a storage array.
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Brian Lucci
System Adminstrator with 201-500 employees
Jun 07 2018

What is most valuable?

Simplified storage management. Therefore, we do not have to rely on others to manage storage, which removes wait times in getting tasks done.

How has it helped my organization?

Simplified management: It provides us more time to work on other tasks. We were able to replace two SANs and two blade centers with a single 2U Nutanix appliance.

What needs improvement?

Extra features should not be so expensive. We would love to be able to use or even just try some of the extra features without having to buy them. Buying those features is just as expensive as buying vSphere licenses, so the cost savings is... more»

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