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"The fact that we can expand our storage and add on to our compute nodes easily and how amazing the StarWind technical support team is really adding value to our purchase."
"Virtual SAN runs on iSCSI, which is free and easy to configure. It's easy to manage from StarWind's GUI console, and it only required a few extra switch ports."
"It integrates (fully) with VMware and Veeam, my hypervisor, and backup vendors, so for me, all the puzzle pieces simply fit and work smoothly."
"It's quite easy to install."
"Besides being 80% cheaper than the other alternatives, the simplicity makes reconfiguration and support much easier."
"PowerShell library is pretty good feature as I created with APC PowerChute a script to put volumes on maintenance mode then turning off the StarWind nodes together with the VM and Hosts when UPS reaches 15 percent, this way after a blackout or electrical problems when turning servers on again, there is no issues for syncing or data loss due to energy interrupts."
"StarWind vSAN is easy to deploy and administer."
"StarWind Virtual SAN is a very mature software that supersedes its capabilities with my use cases."
"Support is very responsive."
"The most valuable feature is that you can manage the whole cluster from the traffic interconnect."
"The management feature is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"Offers very good data protection and provides system uptime availability effectively."
"It's very easy to integrate with the ACI network."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is its performance."
"The technical support has been very good for this solution."
"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 most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources."
"The setup and documentation for the installation with the free version could definitely be improved."
"While we had little to no issues in setting up StarWind and received excellent support from the StarWind technicians, we would have appreciated a clearer guideline for a setup with the free version of StarWind Management Console or, in other words - for the setup with the PowerShell."
"For someone entering the IT sector with little knowledge of storage, iSCSI, and virtual disks, they might not find the GUI immediately obvious."
"I would like to see more user-friendly dashboards in future versions."
"I would like to see more advanced free versions."
"The console is something that I believe could be enhanced."
"They require more media visibility."
"The number of different ways you can set it up can make it a little daunting."
"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."
"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."
"I have been receiving a memory overflow message every day when I use the solution."
"Lacks easy integration with other vendors."
"One of the biggest problems with HyperFlex HX is that if you want to adjust your solution in terms of processing power, memory, or disk capacity, you have to buy completely new hosts. From a financial perspective, it can be very expensive to do so, and from a legal perspective, there are all kinds of compliance issues we would have to sort out before buying any new solution or application."
"We need to be able to scale out and not just up. When you want to scale up or scale out, you are quite limited."
"The initial setup can be complex."
"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."
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:
Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 8th in HCI with 30 reviews while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 22nd 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 "High performance solution that makes it easy to efficiently manage VM resources". 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 Dell PowerFlex, whereas Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI, VMware vSAN, VxRail, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and HPE Hyper Converged.
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