The most valuable features are consolidated storage, low cost and overhead compared to previous solutions. As an NPO, we are always concerned with new technology and the associated costs. The… more»
How has it helped my organization?
The solution has allowed us to focus on streamlining our IT Infrastructure. We no longer need multiple staff members performing small, mundane tasks. We have ProActive support and alerting that takes… more»
What needs improvement?
The only thing my team has recommended improving on is possibly a StarWind-customized GUI to monitor the overall system health, similar to 5nine Manager. There is nothing else I would recommend… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
For organizations such as ours (NPO), the Microsoft Hyper-V route was too affordable to pass on. Some of our team prefers VMware, but Hyper-V has been pretty good for us with StarWind.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Previously we used a mix of physical and virtualized servers. This was antiquated and inadequate for our organization, so we gave StarWind a try.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We evaluated other options before choosing this solution, including some time we spent working with Scale HC3, and a little with SimpliVity.