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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The top-notch support before, during, and after deployments are better than any other vendor I have come across.""The license price is one of the cheapest in the market.""It enables us to provide more solution options for our clients, with the reassurance that, when implemented, they will be efficient and stable.""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.""Training is also easy as it is just one system to learn.""Given the high availability of the server cluster, we were able to reduce separate physical servers onto one hyper-converged cluster - this saved in OPEX and CAPEX costs immediately, along with licensing costs of the Windows Server licenses.""It's quite easy to install.""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."

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"I find the usability very valuable.""It's very easy to integrate with the ACI network.""The most valuable feature is that you can manage the whole cluster from the traffic interconnect.""Stretch cluster allows us to warranty a service for the customer.""The solution is easy to use and to learn. It is well integrated with VMware.""Great integration with backup software.""It is very scalable. It is also very secure. Cisco's security portfolio is integrated with it, which makes it secure. It is a platform-based device. Its performance is also fairly good in comparison to any other solution.""The management feature is the solution's most valuable aspect."

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"The most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources."

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Cons
"A better overall view of the different deployments could be beneficial, although this is difficult due to how flexible the solution is.""Though I have learned some of the nuances with the upgrading of firmware/windows/etc., it would be nice to have a more efficient method of doing so.""If there was a way to automatically put disks in maintenance mode when shutting the host down and exit maintenance mode automatically, that would simplify things.""It would help if the manufacturer provided clearer and more detailed documentation, with explanations of how the application can be installed in various HA configurations.""I would like to see options for automated notifications of any changes, including, for example, synchronization issues.""I see no need for major improvements but there could be some improvements in the form of notifications and the simplifying of maintenance mode.""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.""Perhaps more reporting features on the utilization, usage, and performance of the configured high-availability images and underlying physical disks would be helpful."

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"The initial setup can be a bit complex.""The initial setup could be faster, due to the prerequisites.""With the cache disk fails in Cisco, the whole node fails, and the workload goes down.""HyperFlex could be improved by reducing the minimum number of nodes supported from three to two.""Lacks some integration and documentation could be improved.""You have to get the same servers with the same storage; they need to be identical. However, in vSAN or in VMware we don't have to do that. We can just add storage and manage it in the same server.""I have been receiving a memory overflow message every day when I use the solution.""The initial setup can be complex."

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"Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure could improve the security of the solution. However, we are comfortable using it. Additionally, there could be more information provided for the solution and the interface could be more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive."
  • "I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."
  • "I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect."
  • "The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
  • "I think the cost of this solution is quite fair."
  • "If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise."
  • "The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective."
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  • "Its price is rather fair when compared with other solutions like VxRail, vSAN, and HPE SimpliVity. We got a fair amount of discount from Cisco for Cisco HyperFlex. It is cost-effective. We have renewed storage till next year, and we have already paid the vendor. When we talk about HyperFlex or any HCI solution, storage is the part where we can reduce a lot of costs. At the current moment, we are already using NetApp storage, which did not allow us to go for a full Cisco HyperFlex setup. We are planning to go to a larger scale next year. Then we will be able to see how cost-effective it really is for us."
  • "Its price is high. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Nutanix or VMware are cheaper products, and they provide almost the same functionality. Its price is a big road blocker when we are working with an end customer, and Nutanix and VMware are in competition. If they can reduce its price, it is actually a better choice for customers."
  • "We are on an annual subscription and the price is fair."
  • "The licensing is perpetual and the only thing that you may need to pay for on a monthly basis is if you're going to use their cloud-based management features."
  • "HyperFlex is a little pricey."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution."
  • "There is no additional licensing cost other than the cost for each part."
  • "HyperFlex is relatively expensive, but you get good value for money."
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  • "The price of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is very good. There is a perpetual license for the solution, there are not any additional costs for the hardware. We have a license in case there is any new functionality that is required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources.
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    Top Answer:Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure could improve the security of the solution. However, we are comfortable… more »
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    Also Known As
    FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes
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    Overview

    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:

    • Enterprise-class data management
    • Continuous data optimization
    • Securely encrypted storage
    • Dynamic data placement
    • Clusterwide parallel data distribution
    • Linear and incremental scaling
    • API-based data platform architecture
    • A simplified approach

    Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City Harvest
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Educational Organization9%
    Construction Company9%
    Transportation Company6%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government12%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 8th in HCI with 27 reviews while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 25th in HCI with 1 review. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 7.8, while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0. 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 Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Useful resource relocating, scalable, but security could improve". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), HPE SimpliVity and Sangfor HCI, whereas Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Dell vSAN Ready Nodes.

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