"The license price is one of the cheapest in the market."
"Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us."
"The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure."
"The primary purpose of this software is to create a virtual SAN between local storage on Hyper-V hosts. I find this feature most valuable since it accomplishes this quite well."
"The ability for us to manage all of our nodes from the same console makes systems administration very easy."
"The virtual tapes can be uploaded to the object storage of your choice with object locking/governance which gives you an extra layer of protection."
"Quick setup, great support, stability is great"
"The features that I found most valuable are ease of use of the software that StarWind offers - with the first setup being a bit painful."
"We are providing this solution for the customer or converting the customer from a traditional environment to a hyper-converged environment which consolidates all management and support on a single port. This is the main benefit of using the hyper-converged versus the traditional."
"The technical support has been very good for this solution."
"Its most valuable feature is its flexibility."
"Performance-wise, everything is good. So far, we haven't had any issues. There has been no downtime at all."
"Great integration with backup software."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is its performance."
"Offers very good data protection and provides system uptime availability effectively."
"The scalability of the product is quite good overall - as long as you plan correctly from the outset."
"We have the ability to increase the storage without any additional costs."
"Nimble Storage is a capable platform with high availability."
"It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors."
"The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads."
"I love InfoSite. That gets you a lot of good detailed information."
"HPE's InfoSight software, which does the comparative analysis and artificial intelligence built-in in the box, and with Nimble they do well against the competition. Additionally, the dashboards are good."
"Very good in-line compression."
"Nimble DHCI is really user friendly and not complex"
"A mobile app to sync up for overview and status would really be helpful."
"We would like the documentation to be more complete. Most items are covered, but if you don't know something, you may need to contact their support."
"I would like an automated installation/configuration despite the fact that their service is very collaborative, a customer should be able to deploy the solution by themselves."
"I would like to see different levels of support offered."
"There needs to be more visibility on how long the cloud replication will take as there is no current ETA."
"The console is something that I feel could be improved. There is nothing technically wrong with it, but it can be jazzed up and/or made to be a little more intuitive."
"This product would benefit from having automated alerting functionality."
"Feature-wise we are only waiting for the release of a "planned disaster" feature that would allow us to patch a hypervisor node without having to take the full storage offline."
"I would rate the installation of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series an eight out of ten. It can be complex."
"This solution is lacking in replication and backup abilities that I would like to see in a future release similar to HPE SimpliVity."
"When it comes to customer needs, the licensing price could be better."
"Unlike other options, you need to pay a subscription to Cisco yearly instead of paying for the hardware outright, which makes it more expensive in the long run."
"In the next release, I would like to see them able to connect to the public cloud."
"I have been receiving a memory overflow message every day when I use the solution."
"If we compare it with VMware, the VMware product is basically very open, and it can be easily integrated with any platform. VMware product is also available on the cloud and is not an appliance-based product, whereas Cisco HyperFlex is an appliance-based product. Companies that want to use HCI as a platform or as a service would prefer something without an appliance. A SaaS-based product is better for a customer who is using the cloud and has multiple resources, workflows, and devices on the cloud and wants to go for a hyper-converged solution. This is where improvement is needed. In addition to an appliance-based product, Cisco should provide a SaaS-based product. Its price should be lower. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Its price is a big road blocker when competing against Nutanix and VMware, which are its main competitors."
"In the next release, Cisco should add more integration and management capabilities as well as some tweaks to the dashboard that make it more user-friendly. They could also add support for multiple hypervisors."
"The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options."
"The initial setup is a little bit complicated."
"The only issue I'm really running into is we have a SQL server that we're having a lot of high IO latency on one of my drives and it's my data drive from my SQL server. It's not really giving me any good information as to where that latency is coming from, so that's what I'm trying to track down and troubleshoot."
"Their documentation needs to be simpler to read yet more detailed so it's easy to compare models and easier for clients to pick."
"Sometimes the technical support would get back to us in two hours, but other times it would take them two or even three days to respond."
"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."
"Lacking integration to the cloud."
"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."
For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.
StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.
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.
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 8th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 22 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 10 reviews. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 8.0, while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series writes "An all-in-one option that is stable and offers good management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Provides the flexibility needed to scale storage and compute independently". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and HPE Hyper Converged, whereas HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. See our Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI report.
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