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2018-07-12T14:04:00Z

What do you like most about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance?

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What do you like most about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance?

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Top 5Real User

The presence of built-in storage saved the company from having to purchase a separate storage array and related network equipment.

2021-01-26T19:28:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The full suite of redundancy gives a nice sense of security for the whole environment.

2020-11-26T17:56:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The option to deploy a hyper-converged system without an expensive storage switch was a benefit.

2020-10-23T17:21:00Z
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Top 10Real User

With StarWind's Proactive monitoring we can go about our day helping our customers and not have to worry about our cluster's health.

2020-07-16T20:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

However, StarWind HCA won us over in two areas: price and support. We were actually able to install an all-flash StarWind HCA for less than other vendors' spinning rust solutions! We were able to roll five years of warranty and support into the purchase price and still save thousands of dollars upfront.

2020-05-27T19:11:00Z
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Top 10Real User

In our experience with StarWind, the support has been by far the most valuable feature.

2020-02-24T02:11:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable features of the solution are the redundancy and its cost. I used to have a SAN, a Dell EMC EqualLogic. Unfortunately, it was they call an "inverted pyramid of doom." It was two or three hosts, two switches, and one storage array at the very bottom. But the SAN, the storage array at the very bottom, is a single point of failure...

2020-01-29T11:22:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The support is the most valuable feature. The support has been amazing. It's around the clock. One of our hard disks accidentally ejected without me knowing or being onsite. They called and told me about it before I had a chance to see it myself.

2020-01-29T08:35:00Z
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Top 10Real User

What makes it valuable is the high-availability. In the education field, when you've got students in classrooms, any loss of service disrupts the lessons to a point that the whole lesson is affected. For part of the business which isn't business-critical, to have a little bit of a hiccup wouldn't be such a big thing, but here, it's the high availability of service that is important.

2020-01-22T07:21:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

The hardware footprint is great. We've got two 2U servers which replaced four 2U servers. Granted, they were about three years old at that point, but we actually increased our processing capacity by about 50 percent while keeping our storage capacity about the same. We've actually been able to downgrade to a half rack from a full rack because we've gotten rid of some of our network equipment and some of our additional storage arrays.

2019-12-19T06:32:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature is the high-availability. We have three nodes, and all data will be synched instantly through all the nodes. Even if we had a disaster where two nodes failed, containing dozens of critical machines, almost automatically, all the loads would be run on the remaining node.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The software is great. It's very easy to understand. I've not delved into any of the command-line stuff, but there's no real need to script it. Since it went in, pretty much the only thing that I have needed to do is increase device image sizes and that process is very straightforward.

2019-10-30T06:14:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Overall, the solution has improved our system's performance. I was concerned about the physical-to-virtual conversion of our database server. It's actually much faster now, as a virtualized host on this Hyper-V cluster.

2019-10-20T10:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The hardware footprint is perfect. It fits in our rack perfectly, and we were able to condense a lot of physical servers we had. It has greatly eliminated the excess stuff in our server rack...

2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
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Real User

High-availability is what I bought it for.

2019-09-05T05:37:00Z
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Real User

The biggest thing we were looking for was redundancy, with both the compute and the storage, so that way we could lose a full node and still keep everything up and running, and not have to worry about it... StarWind was able to provide a solution for what we wanted, - to provide for redundancy.

2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Top 20MSP

The initial setup is straightforward once you know what you're doing.

2019-07-01T07:59:00Z
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Real User

We no longer need multiple staff members performing small, mundane tasks.

2019-05-29T16:05:00Z
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Real User

This solution came preconfigured. All we needed to do was plug it in and move our VMs.

2018-07-12T14:04:00Z
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