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"The ability for us to manage all of our nodes from the same console makes systems administration very easy."
"The Windows-based StarWind GUI is easy to use and understand and integrates seamlessly with VMware's vSphere portal as well."
"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."
"They offer top-tier support."
"Starwind made it easy to deploy fully redundant, highly available storage at a low cost."
"The license price is one of the cheapest in the market."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business."
"The solution scales extremely well."
"The most valuable feature is full integration with Cisco API and UCS, which means you can have complete networking and storage from Cisco."
"The initial setup is easy."
"Stretch cluster allows us to warranty a service for the customer."
"Cisco offers very good quality."
"Great integration with backup software."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"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."
"Installation is straightforward because it's a vSAN. It only took one or two days."
"The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation."
"The documentation could be better."
"I would definitely like to see quite a bit more on the monitoring side of things."
"I had to buy upgraded support, which was not a problem, but it wasn't a prorated amount, so I paid for the support, the full upgrade, but I only got a couple of months out of it because it was only good until renewal time."
"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."
"Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer."
"Geolocation could be better, for example, for site mirroring for DR purposes."
"The logs can also become very noisy when there is an issue, which is very infrequent."
"The initial setup can be complex."
"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."
"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."
"Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series could improve by having the documents be more readily available and the support could be more flexible."
"The utilization needs to be better. It needs more options."
"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."
"The solution could improve by having more customization."
"Lacks easy integration with other vendors."
"Support could be better."
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:
Differentiating yourself from the competition is vital in today’s fast-moving business environment. To support your business, IT systems must be simple, agile, and cost-effective so you can meet your customers’ requirements to be ever online. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series enables you to meet these requirements by focusing on the business outcome you require, rather than on building your infrastructure.
ThinkAgile VX Series, powered by VMware vSAN, is available in several models. Each is preconfigured, pretested, and optimized to provide the simplest way to bring a new VMware hyperconverged environment online. If you have an existing VMware environment, the VX Series can integrate into it easily.
Designed for any size business from SMBs through large enterprises, VX Series can be used as infrastructure for remote office/branch office (ROBO) and retail stores as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and enterprise applications.
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 8th in HCI with 30 reviews while Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series is ranked 14th in HCI with 1 review. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 7.8, while Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series is rated 10.0. 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 Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series writes "Quick installation and useful for Oracle database and file server". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), HPE SimpliVity and Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series, whereas Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series is most compared with VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series, Dell vSAN Ready Nodes, HPE SimpliVity and Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node.
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