VMware vSAN Competitors and Alternatives

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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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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 weighted the features that we needed. This solution was the one that met the greatest number of our requirements. It's also less… more»
Fabio Vilches
Reseller
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Oct 18 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is to simplify management. We can lower the need for people to work on the storage itself.

How has it helped my organization?

It simplifies management. I am sure we have not scratched its limit, but it helps us simplify everything well.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the capacity to choose the replications, RFS sectors to all machines, not only on the cluster. Additionally, the solution should provide more detailed documentation.

What other advice do I have?

When considering this product, evaluate it carefully. Note whether the environment is best for the solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at VMware.
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