StarWind HyperConverged Appliance ROI

Ross Bullock
IT Manager at Bonitas Trust
If we had gotten the StarWind installed more quickly, we would have migrated more to it than we have currently. Our seven years on our existing Dell solution just expired about a month ago. We've migrated the majority of our infrastructure onto the StarWind appliances, but we haven't fully migrated for the reasons I implied before. Until the summer, this year, we won't be able to migrate some elements, which is just a little bit frustrating. So at the moment, those elements are running on Dell solutions that are no longer covered by any hardware maintenance. That is a risk that I would have rather avoided. View full review »
HunterMorgan
Owner at Data Barn
We haven't seen ROI yet because we're a pretty low-sales company. We're just sticking with who we have at the moment because we need some more people who are experienced with this Infor product in order to grow the business much. I would expect that we will break even with our hardware investment within the first quarter of the coming year. That's not bad at all because that will end up being almost right at the one-year mark. Even if we had to throw those servers in the trash at that point we would be at zero loss. View full review »
Kristopher Skully
Systems Administrator at Hospice of the Western Reserve
We haven't done the calculations as far as time and support costs go. That's probably something we'll look to develop after we've had it running for a year, versus what we spent in the past. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about StarWind, Dell EMC, DataCore and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Updated: January 2020.
391,122 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Claire Madison
IT Manager at Projects Inc.
To give it a ballpark, I would say the solution has saved us $25,000 over the six to eight months we've had it. In terms of a projected ROI, we don't have a hard number on it but I would say about $100,000 would be ideal over the five years that we would have it. View full review »
ChrisKlose
IT Manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
This isn't like a revenue-generating purchase. It's more about risk-avoidance by not continuing to use aging hardware, and it's about the elimination of additional components like a SAN. We've reduced the points of failure and increased stability, but it's not like we're going to make revenue out of this. At this point, the solution is probably costing us money but you get what you pay for. We have newer hardware and the support is very good. The service makes sense for what we're paying for it. But when you're going from equipment you've owned for ten years to buying brand new equipment, it's not really saving you much money. View full review »
reviewer968163
IT Operations Manager
Ho-Ching Yung
IT Director/Senior Software Developer at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We reduced manpower on managing servers and storage. It helps us by not having to hire an extra IT person. View full review »
reviewer977253
User at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Andrew Wolf
Civil Engineer at a construction company with 11-50 employees
We have not evaluated it at this time. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about StarWind, Dell EMC, DataCore and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Updated: January 2020.
391,122 professionals have used our research since 2012.