We performed a comparison between Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two HCI solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"With an uptime of 384 days, StarWind has improved overall server reliability."
"StarWind SANs come with outstanding support."
"Highly available storage is the most valuable feature. The entire rollout is hyper-converged and requires no extra storage further than the hosts in which Hyper-V is running. Another feature that has been great is the support from StarWind in general. We have their proactive support package on the main cluster that employs Starwind Virtual SAN."
"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."
"The product gave us a cost-effective way to deploy a highly available server environment."
"We have been able to use more on-prem hardware to reduce cost and also use old disks that we do not trust enough for ordinary RAID or usage."
"This was a great implementation for a small to mid-size business."
"StarWind vSAN has allowed us to grow rapidly while still providing flexibility and reliability."
"It's easy to get the tool started."
"It is helpful as a backup solution."
"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."
"Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is simple to use, user-friendly and has been best for our purposes."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is its performance."
"Offers very good data protection and provides system uptime availability effectively."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is the integration with everything in a much smoother, such as in physical and virtual environments. VMware NSX is a simpler solution but, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is more robust compared to VMware NSX."
"The workload can handle anything and has an extended capacity."
"With regards to performance, configuration, and longevity it is upgradeable, which means it has a good TCO rate. These are valuable aspects to me."
"So far, the solution's performance is very good."
"We have the ability to increase the storage without any additional costs."
"Nimble Storage is a capable platform with high availability."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has the most valuable features for performance, resilience, and scalability."
"We have this feature in Nimble dHCI, wherein we can upgrade individual components in the infrastructure."
"Nimble is easy to use, but hard to install. Once it's installed, it's user-friendly. Reporting is another advantage because we get a lot of statistical forecasting. It helps us see into the future with that."
"Artificial intelligence is built into the product. If there's a failure, HP support will proactively call the client about the issue."
"Diagnostics information or alerts on the state of systems could also be implemented to give more visibility."
"Our company was hoping for deduplication and encryption across HCI. That is currently not supported."
"We don't really have any issues with this product."
"The configuration can a bit cumbersome."
"The main issue we ran into was the documentation. We attempted to set up the product in our test environment by ourselves and ran into several areas of the documentation that were unclear to us."
"The only point they should improve is the amount of documentation available for the user, especially in the first preliminary phase in which we were testing the product on our own."
"StarWind really needs to market its product more."
"The only way I can see this product needing improvement is the consultation level of the StarWind sales and engineers."
"Lacks some integration and documentation could be improved."
"The product does not have a cloud version...The product should be made more flexible in terms of integration capabilities."
"Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series could improve by having the documents be more readily available and the support could be more flexible."
"Does not support the stretch cluster, and the interface is not good."
"The price could be better. I think it's more expensive than VxRail. In the next release, I would like to see a better level of protection and availability with six clients."
"It would have been nice if the product provided some cloud integrations."
"They should give us a little more information about how to use the CLI and offer more commands."
"The initial setup could be faster, due to the prerequisites."
"This year 2022, we have the possibility to include new kinds of storage with a high disk availability, such as Alletra 6000 and Alletra 9000. Those are the new storage available. If we would like to improve the quality and the capability and the high availability of these products, we can choose between different costs. This is another benefit from this HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution of hyper-converged."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI only works with a hypervisor like VMware. There are plenty of other hypervisors that HP doesn't support. This is an area for improvement."
"The solution must be hypervisor-agnostic."
"The product's active controller feature needs improvement."
"I rate Nimble one out of 10 for ease of setup. Setting up Nimble Storage was a nightmare. It took us three months to deal with all the kinks and bugs. We had two people from HPE assisting us and two from our team."
"They should improve just the support."
"The product is expensive."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI currently is promoting only VMware as a hypervisor, whereas if they can look into other OSs, such as KVM or Red Hat, it would be an improvement."
StarWind Virtual SAN provides high availability and fault tolerance for virtualized environments without the need for dedicated SAN hardware. It allows for real-time replication between servers, shared storage for Hyper-V clusters, and enables vMotion and High Availability features for VMware vSphere. The solution reduces costs and leverages existing hardware while providing a scalable and reliable infrastructure. Valuable features include ease of use, scalability, top-tier support, hardware agnosticism, and the ability to use off-the-shelf standard servers to increase storage space. StarWind VSAN has helped organizations improve performance, data availability, and data security while reducing downtime and providing cost-saving storage options.
The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:
HPE Nimble Storage dHCI an intelligent platform with the flexibility of converged and the simplicity of HCI. It disaggregates compute and storage and integrates hyperconverged control to give enterprises simple infrastructure management on a flexible architecture.
Try it today
Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 7th in HCI with 24 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 13th in HCI with 16 reviews. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 8.0, while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series writes "High performance solution that makes it easy to efficiently manage VM resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "A scalable product that provides zero downtime and enables organizations to manage their infrastructure from a single console". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and HPE SimpliVity, whereas HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), VxRail and DataCore SANsymphony. See our Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI report.
See our list of best HCI vendors.
We monitor all HCI reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.