VMware vSAN Competitors and Alternatives

The top VMware vSAN competitors are
  • Nutanix
  • VxRail
  • HPE SimpliVity
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
  • ScaleIO
  • HPE StoreVirtual
Read reviews of VMware vSAN competitors and alternatives
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Gareth Cleeves
Real User
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17 2017

What is most valuable?

It's a fairly simple-to-manage platform. We had a situation in the past where we had more storage platforms than we had storage engineers. We've... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Firstly, we get pretty good support from HPE on it, in terms of leads. So that's valuable by definition. The quality of the service and... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see more granular quality of service rules. So things like: I think currently there's not much room for maximum IOPS, but there's... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We replaced 3PAR with Nimble.

What other advice do I have??

We deployed Nimble about nine months ago, across all of our managed services customers. We've got about six arrays, about 400 terabytes of data... more»
Nutanix
Nikhil Bhingarde
Real User
AGM IT Delivery at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Compression, deduplication, and erasure coding * Central management using prism * Capacity management and planning using prism central * One... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Centralized monitoring of infrastructure * Easy and quick deployment of VMs * Single SME for all domains like storage, OS, and hypervisor *... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvements in monitoring parameters, RTO, and access control. Currently, memory utilization does not show as per the... more»

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

Depends upon what OEM you factor for hardware and the relationship between them. The software license seems to be pretty simple.

What other advice do I have??

You can have optimal results from ROI and the infrastructure deployment perspective if the solution is designed properly. I would suggest that... more»
Lance Hawkes
Real User
Solutions Architect at Direct Systems Support
May 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* The virtualization layer * Easy tier * The ability to have a feature-rich software set which extends the capabilities of the back-end storage... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is a single pane of glass management interface, so once the storage is allocated to SVC, they only have one place to go to manage it for... more»

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

We have struggled with Pure Storage, but people are understanding that much of Pure has been consumer grade SSDs. Therefore, when the customer... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Nine times out of 10, customers are looking to invest in a new solution because their previous/existing solution is at the end of life of its... more»

What other advice do I have??

I love Spectrum Virtualize. It is my favorite. I would rate it a 10 out of 10. Customers' most important criteria when selecting a vendor: *... more»

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