VMware vSAN Competitors and Alternatives

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David Rager
Real User
CEO CIO at Store & Haul Inc
Sep 10 2019

What is most valuable?

High-availability is what I bought it for. The hardware footprint size is good. They use Dell EMC boxes for the appliances. They're pretty standard for the industry, as… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're getting close to 50 trucks and growing pretty quickly. We have guys out on the road all the time and this system we're putting in place is going to track all of that… more»

What needs improvement?

This is just being nit-picky but the only thing I have run into is that I did want to add more hard drives into the host, so that we could look at doing a RAID 10, and the… more»

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

I honestly feel that there's no one else in the market doing what they're doing for the price point that they're doing it at. That's why I asked them about investing in… more»

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

We didn't have a previous solution. This TMW system, deploying it, is the first that I've had. It's my first attempt at streamlining everything from a systems perspective… more»

What other advice do I have?

I feel like it's a pretty solid solution. I actually asked them if they're publicly traded because I was going to buy stock in their company. I would really encourage… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I looked at other options like the vSAN from VMware, but the prices for our size of company were just too cost-prohibitive. Cost was the main, deciding factor. I compared… more»
Bryan Schuler
Real User
Network Administrator at MUM Industries
Jan 30 2019

What is most valuable?

* The control panel is nice. It gives you a lot of good feedback as to the status and health of the VSAN. * The synchronization is very nice. * I like its flexibility. It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is more of a perceptual thing with the users. The system that we moved onto it is our ERP system, which handles everything. It handles our orders, workflow, and shop… more»

What needs improvement?

For improvement, I would like to see how the software determines which networks to use for which purpose. It seems like the naming terminology changes a bit from here to… more»

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

I was so impressed by what I saw, because at first, you set it up for free. I set it up for free to see how it worked, because I was losing nothing but time. After I set… more»

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

This is our first VSAN solution.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. Just set it up and follow the instructions. Start with the free version. Make a test bed and play around with it. Then, see how you like it and how it works… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did explore VMware's native VSAN solution. However, its biggest limitation is it requires three nodes. We have two very heavy duty host servers and getting a third one… more»
Reseller
Senior Solutions Architect at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature I think is most valuable are the deduplication and the compression features. Both of these features are very good and very valuable for users.

What needs improvement?

To improve this product, I think there is a lot of work that is required by Dell to simplify the maintenance and life cycle upgrades. Besides the maintenance and the life cycle needing to be simplified, it is a very good product that what… more»

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

The price point is very fair for a product in this category. Pricing will vary depending on the components selected within the family of products.

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

I am familiar with also with vSAN VMware. We did not switch from this product. We use it as an alternative solution.

What other advice do I have?

I think the price point is a good in comparison to other similar products on the market. On a scale from one to ten where one is worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a six out of ten.
HPE SimpliVity Logo
Review of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
IT Analyst at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The scalability is its most valuable feature. It's also able to do stretch clustering.

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of features that they need to improve on, such as the backup and DR feature sets. I would also like to see it able to restore item levels, especially for databases. They don't have… more»

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

It's about $10,000 monthly.

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

We were using what is called a traditional conversion solution. We switched to SimpliVity because it enabled us to consolidate our nodes.

What other advice do I have?

The product is good. It might not meet all your requirements, but it is one of the solutions that met most of our requirements. There's no "best product" out there but this is likely the best for your… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared it with other products, such as Nutanix and vSAN, and we weighed the features that we needed. This solution was the one that met the greatest number of our requirements. It's also less… more»
OlivierHupond
Real User
Activity Manager at SNEF
Nov 10 2019

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvements, I think it would help to have easier access to the cost of installing VxRack infrastructure. I think including instrumentation would be a helpful improvement. This solution is a black box solution, meaning that you don't really know how it works exactly on the inside. A feature that would include that would be helpful.

What other advice do I have?

VxRack and VxRail are more or less the same solutions. VxRack is a more powerful solution than VxRail. People need to think about which technology will work for them. My opinion is that HP Hyperconvergence is a technology that perfectly suits customers dealing with the combination of future storage needs and, at the same time, keeping up their computing power. If a customer has to juggle these two, the hyper-convergence solutions are okay. It's a good solution. If the need for computing power is more important, we suggest that they focus more on a Software-Defined Storage solution like VMware… more»
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