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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI)VxRailVMware vSANStarWind Virtual SANHPE SimpliVityStarWind HyperConverged ApplianceDataCore SANsymphonyCisco HyperFlex HX-Series
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    The most valuable features are the RBAC, role-based access control, and the reporting. NCI also provides a single platform, a single pane with a dashboard, to manage the entire infrastructure. We have complete information about overall utilization, performance, and a forecast for our platform in that single pane.
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    VxRail has improved our organization by providing our admin team with an easy-to-use interface. We like the design and that it meets data storage needs.
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    The flexibility is most valuable. Being able to manage things quickly if something goes wrong is also valuable. Very recently, we had one node that went down due to a power problem, but there was really no major impact on the systems running on top of it.
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    The main benefit is that StarWind is almost maintenance-free.This product now allows us to migrate virtual machines between nodes as if we had a dedicated $100,000 SAN in the mix without the additional cost and management of the SAN.
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    Its ease of use is valuable. It is being used in a mining company. They wanted their working nodes to be seamless, and they wanted ease of use. That's why they opted for SimpliVity. They are running VMware virtual machines on it.
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    StarWind's proactive support is my favorite feature. The high-quality hardware options, directly affecting performance, have significantly improved the user experience and are well worth the cost.
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  9. I am very happy with this product's ability to adapt, increase, and modify existing infrastructures.I found the solution to be very stable.
  10. With our four HyperFlex HX hosts (consisting of processor, memory, and disk), the performance is very fast and we have no problems at all. In all of the five years that we have been using HyperFlex, we haven't needed to increase our budget to buy additional hosts.

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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi community,

Can you share a list of problems that Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) helps resolve for an enterprise? If applicable, please provide some concrete examples.

Thanks.

Even Brenden - PeerSpot reviewer
Even BrendenYou will get more automation, end-to-end visibility and you will need fewer… more »
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi community,

How do you decide it's time for your organization to implement/deploy Hyper-Converged Infrastructure? 

If applicable, please specify some specific bullets that should help make this decision easier.

Thanks for the help!

Saikat Chakraborty - PeerSpot reviewer
Saikat ChakrabortyI would consider the following points: -> Planning for a refresh of your… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
Community Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Hi community,

How does hyper-converged differ from converged? Is one better than the other? 

When would one choose converged, rather than hyper-converged? Are there pros and cons to each type of solution?

Dan Reynolds - PeerSpot reviewer
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot

There are a lot of vendors offering HCI solutions. What is the #1 most important criteria to look for when evaluating solutions?

Help your peers cut through the vendor hype and make the best decision.

SamuelMcKoy - PeerSpot reviewer
SamuelMcKoyIn my opinion, the most important criteria when assessing HCI solutions other… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
Community Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

From my own research, it seems that Converged Infrastructure relies on hardware, whereas Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is software-based. What does this mean in practical terms? What are the pros and cons of each?

DavidRoy - PeerSpot reviewer
DavidRoyThe more we try to define these items, the more variability to these definitions… more »
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