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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI)VMware vSANVxRailStarWind Virtual SANHPE SimpliVityStarWind HyperConverged ApplianceDataCore SANsymphonyCisco HyperFlex HX-Series
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    It has centralized management. It is easy for an engineer to manage. More work goes to patching, upgrades, and maintenance. Nutanix is very easy to upgrade. It takes one click. Engineers do not need to spend additional time with Nutanix for upgrades. With one click, it will complete the upgrade and show the results. Other hypervisor solutions are not like this, specifically since you must do all the components one by one.
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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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    The StarWind VSAN is always up and allows us to move VMS to other nodes for maintenance, without interruption to service. The price was right.
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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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    Being able to upgrade machines and software during business operations just by switching nodes has been a huge improvement. WeHaving this all backed up by pro-active support gives us good peace of mind.
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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. It is helpful as a backup solution.The workload can handle anything and has an extended capacity.

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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 01 2022

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
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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
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
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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.

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SamuelMcKoyIn my opinion, the most important criteria when assessing HCI solutions other… more »
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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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