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Nutanix Acropolis AOSVMware vSANVxRailHPE SimpliVityStarWind Virtual SANStarWind HyperConverged ApplianceDataCore SANsymphonyCisco HyperFlex HX-Series
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    Acropolis AOS is scalable to nodes and the cloud.The most valuable features of Nutanix Acropolis AOS are storage and hyper-converged. The solution is easy to use and the administration is very good.
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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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    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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    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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    It enables us to provide more solution options for our clients, with the reassurance that, when implemented, they will be efficient and stable.The install itself is easy as pie.
  7. Product functionality and performance are wonderful.The easy way everything can be configured and ready to run in less than a day is great.
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  9. The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage.Storage is always available.
  10. Offers very good data protection and provides system uptime availability effectively. The solution scales extremely well.

Advice From The Community

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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 03 2022

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!

reviewer1718709 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1718709I would consider the following points: -> Planning for a refresh of your… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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
Dan ReynoldsHyper-converged is typically an "all in one box/rack" solution. It consists of… more »
5 Answers
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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 »
38 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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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Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process. 

Do you have any advice for the community about the best way to conduct a trial or POC? How do you conduct a trial effectively? 

Are there any mistakes to avoid?

Manish Bhatia - PeerSpot reviewer
Manish BhatiaI would say, gather and understand the requirements, share and check with… more »
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Hi peers, Spotlight #6 is our fresh bi-weekly community digest. It helps you catch up on recent contributions by community members. Please comment below with your feedback about our new brand name and this Spotlight!  Trending Top RPA trends and forecasts that will help boost the techn...
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Evgeny Belenky@Shibu Babuchandran ​and @Dominic-Gopal, thank you for contributing your… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Members of the IT Central Station community are always happy to take a few minutes to help other users by answering questions posted on our site. In this Q&A round-up, we’re focusing on our users’ answers about SIEM, Identity and Access Management, and the Differences between Hyper-conv...
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