VMware vSAN Other Solutions Considered

Yves Sandfort
CEO / Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
Yes we evaluated different 3-tier approaches, 2-tier and HCI approaches. View full review »
Paul Letta
Systems Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
We looked at Nutanix before we went with vSAN. For budgeting reasons, we weren't able to pursue Nutanix after a pilot. View full review »
ManagerT5097
Manager, Technical Systems at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We just wrapped up proofs of concept for both hardware and software. We did vSAN, we did Nutanix, and we did Simplivity. We looked at HPE hardware and we looked at Dell EMC hardware, among others. We actually decided to go with Dell with a vSAN solution, even though Nutanix had better day-one/day-two operations, straight out of the box for us. Long-term, we felt that the vSAN solution itself was going to serve us in terms of to utilizing and leveraging the power of VMware, either going to a private and hybrid-cloud solution or public and hybrid cloud solution. As far as the hardware goes, we didn't really have that much of a preference among the three, but we did see that Dell EMC's OpenManage solution for managing the hardware, the bare metal itself, was much more productive than the other two. View full review »
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Jose Fuentes
Infrastructure Architect at a media company with 10,001+ employees
I compared VMware to Oracle. They're very good, but Oracle is expensive, so people buy it and then start using open-source. Oasis is another option because it's cheaper and it's a similar process. So that is the problem I think VMware is going to have to compete with them in the future, and it is only going to get worse. View full review »
Vijayakumar Arumuga Nadar
R&D Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
As a vSAN, we didn't find that competitive market. VMware is doing good with the local storage piling up with the cluster configuration. vSAN is doing great on that. View full review »
CTO300f
CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
While vSAN performs pretty well, when we were doing all the performance tests, ScaleIO did pretty well. In fact, it did better than vSAN, but we liked vSAN better because it was more integrated with our VMware environment, obviously. We chose it and we're happy with it. View full review »
Deron Roberts
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We were using Dell and then we had a Dell EMC box, a hybrid. But it was a lot more money and it seemed we would always be a version behind. But with this one, the vSAN that we chose, we can upgrade it as needed. We can always be at the latest and greatest. View full review »
Michael Cayouette
Team Lead System Integration at a tech company with 201-500 employees
We considered EMC as well. We considered HPE LeftHand, which we had used in the past, so we were familiar with the virtualized SAN. We like the vSAN a lot. View full review »
Consultaec17
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
My customer was focusing on continuing with NetApp filers and ESXi hosts or vSAN for ROBO. View full review »
Aaron Reiss
Infrastructure Engineer at Boys Town
On our shortlist were Dell EMC Vx Rack FLEX, VxRail, and we looked at Nutanix a little bit. We chose vSAN because we had done PoCs in the past and, comparing it to every other software-defined storage product out there, its ease of use is unparalleled. It's very easy to set up and very easy to administer, comparatively. View full review »
Marcello Collao
Manager Innovation Cross Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We compared it with Nutanix but Nutanix was so expensive for us because our infrastructure is not as high-end as in America. In Chile, it's lower-end. Also, because we are a service provider, the price of vSAN is not expensive for us. Other products, like Nutanix, don't have a program for service providers and the price is prohibitive for us. View full review »
Ed Hammond
VP of Systems Operations at Cogolabs Inc.
When we started with VMware, it was a three-node package with the VSA, virtual storage appliance, which was sort of the precursor to vSAN. And it just came as a package, so we said, "Okay, great. We have our storage and our compute tied together." View full review »
Kenny Morales
Senior Server Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did consider other hyperconverged solutions. It usually came down to price. vSan was the most cost effective thing. That's why we went with it. Also, we didn't have to get a connected array. We can put it in small places, remote sites, etc. Nutanix, Cisco HyperFlex Edge, and VxRail were on our shortlist. View full review »
Adam Seifert
VDI Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did evaluate other vendors initially but this was our second hyperconverged solution. We went with it because of the cost. View full review »
Chris Gould
Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For our shortlist, we looked at SimpliVity, some Dell EMC solutions, and Nutanix. View full review »
Director6588
Director Of IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We looked at Nutanix, we looked at Cisco, and we looked at Dell in the hyperconverged space. On the flip side, we were looking at the traditional SAN vendors and the traditional compute and networking vendors. We selected vSAN because it met the three criteria that I called out. View full review »
StdcSupe3d9e
Supervisor at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our shortlist was really just EMC. That decision was made before I took over the project. We were always an EMC shop, so we moved away from Cisco and went to Dell EMC for it. I don't know why, exactly, but they said to me, "Here, make it work." View full review »
Elvar Böðvarsson
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Compared it to a similar sized fibre SAN. View full review »
SysAdmine7f1
Sys Admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at other vendors but we chose VMware because it has a good reputation and because the underlying technology is pretty solid. View full review »
Yuanyuan Zhang
Application Support Specialist at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
We did not evaluate other options. View full review »
reviewer452097
Senior Software Support Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We also evaluated Dell EMC before choosing this solution. View full review »
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