VMware Software Defined Storage Competitors and Alternatives

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Founder, Professional Services Director, Lead Architect at Falcon Consulting
Real User
Top 5
A great solution for fostering the natural expansion of the traditional hybrid culture

What is our primary use case?

There are specific use cases. For the time being, most of our customers use this solution to foster the natural expansion of the traditional hybrid culture. There are two versions: they can use the hybrid form and sometimes they use the development VMware form. The goal is to optimize the cost for the data expanse, to expand the expenses. That's why the VMware customers have trouble with VMware, because of the expansive high maintenance fees. Primarily, our customers use this solution for site recovery. They are using the STD platform to form a hybrid-converged infrastructure.

Pros and Cons

  • "The flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazing"
  • "Documentation management could be improved"

What other advice do I have?

This solution has an on-premise clouding bridge, but actively, there is no cloud version. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. For me, it's very difficult to deal with marketing, I need to handle it for Microsoft. When we try to engage with customers, they are not interested because Microsoft doesn't have the corresponding credit, and due to this, we lose customers. If I am going to be confident enough to promote this Microsoft solution, I need my customer to have 100% trust in me. I am not comfortable promoting this solution to new customers.
Especialista en ventas de productos at Adistec
MSP
Top 5
Good interface with easy onboarding and simple to customize

What is our primary use case?

In most of the cases, the clients use the solution as a file server or database with data and another solution. Mostly, there is hyperconversion with Acropolis and its hypervisor.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's easy to use and has a very smooth onboarding process."
  • "The cost of the solution is too expensive. There are other options, such as VMware, that are offered for less money. In Latin America, it seems to be overpriced for the market."

What other advice do I have?

I work for a distributor of Nutanix that also handles VMware. However, I market the Nutanix solutions primarily. We're resellers and we're a partner of Nutanix. We use both on-premises and cloud deployment versions. We tend to use Google and Amazon clouds when we use cloud deployments. The platform is very easy to use and the administration functionality is good. Even in relation to VMware, which is cheaper, I like Nutanix best. It's easy to learn and the processes of configuration and onboarding are fantastic. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
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