VMware vSAN Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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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… 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… 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… 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… 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… more»
Phillip Hice
Consultant
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

From the integration standpoint, it is a lot easier to integrate than a lot of people initially felt. Being able to leverage either block or file… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped my organization in terms of ease of deployment. The approach of utilizing NFS and some of the key features that have been put in for… more»

What needs improvement?

I usually give everything a nine, because there's potentially something better out there that I haven't come across yet. Nine says there isn't… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We’ve worked with IBM, HPE, and Pure Storage. The only storage vendor that isn't an actual partner with Key Information is EMC. I've been doing… more»

What other advice do I have?

Selecting this solution really depends on the architects. The first thing I ask is why they think they need to upgrade and what it is that is… more»
Howard Lanham
Consultant
Consultant at Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure
Jun 17 2017

What is most valuable?

We like the fact that the hyper-converged infrastructure provides a simple to grow, easy to configure platform. It meets our needs now, but if… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's easier to maintain. We think it offers performance benefits and easier use.

What needs improvement?

From the release that we have, we'd like to see better integration with vCenter and OneView. I believe the vCenter integration is available in an… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've been looking for something that was easily scalable and would meet our needs for our VMware platform. When we came across this solution, it… more»

What other advice do I have?

They should talk with their HPE rep and see about either getting a demo or having a technical conversation about that. It's worth the time.
Anonymous User
Real User
Socio at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Enables us to build highly available shared storage from a standard rack server, such as HPE Proliant DL. However, it is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Shared storage in the organization allowed for higher availability and simplified server maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Configuration of application integrated snapshots for VMware is convoluted and it did not work immediately.

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

Review the licensing options, because the smaller licenses are time limited. If you buy a five-year license, not only does… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a different solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

Spend some time reading StoreVirtual best practices and consider buying redundant solid switches, like HPE Aruba ProCurve… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Hyper-convergence is the most valuable feature for me as it allows me to scale the hardware according to project… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is now our single most powerful server that is easily scalable and has an HTML5 site that manages all aspects of the… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be great if it could emulate some of the features that their competitor VMware has, for example port mirroring or… more»

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

If you're willing to spend on hyper-convergence technologies be prepared to pay more and be locked down to a specific… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using a standard server infrastructure previously and found an offer for Nutanix so we switched.

What other advice do I have?

Please be prepared to be locked down on the hardware.
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