"vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy."
"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."
"Recovery and maintenance are now less stressful and most importantly, it allows our users to keep working."
"It has a nice, simple control panel. You can clearly see the state and health of storage along with the synchronization."
"The management interface on the software is very simple. It is insanely simple compared to most SANs. The interface is also powerful when used to complete tasks that an IT administrator needs to complete."
"The biggest benefit was that it allowed us to provide SAN services on a limited hardware budget."
"The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure."
"The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space."
"I find all the features of this solution excellent. The ability to move data to the public cloud is valuable."
"The initial setup is simple. We were able to deliver the hyper-convergence solution in a very good time."
"Performance when in storage-separate configuration needs to be improved."
"Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer."
"I found that certain browsers are not fully compatible with the administration web access portal."
"Having more support plan options would be nice."
"Management tools could be improved, sometimes the usage seems to be slowed down and confusing. A native web interface could also be an option. I love to see in the future port of the software on a general Linux distribution like RedHat or Ubuntu in order to avoid windows license costs. I would also like to see features like erasure coding implemented. On the VSAN software, I would like to see some improvements in the storage pools (eliminate the usage of the file as a data container and use the raw partition)."
"When StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere nodes go offline unexpectedly, the nodes have to re-sync disks fully which takes a long time. We had a power failure and when both nodes came online, VMware vSphere didn't see StarWind disks before I manually re-scanned them form ESXi administration console even though it should happen automatically"
"There is no Italian-language version of the software available."
"The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for Linux and macOS, as it would reduce implementation costs."
"The pricing and the partnerships with AWS and Azure can be improved."
"Here in Nigeria, the only challenge that we have, which I think is also experienced globally is the delay in bringing in the spare parts. This is a challenge facing our country, such as the Forex market. However, this is beyond the control of Lenovo themselves."
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.
Building blocks for the Cohesity DataPlatform
Each Cohesity C4000 hyperconverged node provides compute, flash and HDD capacity to consolidate data and execute workflows. Scale your capacity as needed, starting with as little as three nodes, and scale out linearly by adding individual nodes.
Designed for easy deployment and manageability in scale-out clusters, the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series combines Nutanix software with Lenovo’s highly reliable and scalable servers. These appliances ship fully integrated, tested, and configured so that you can dramatically accelerate your time to value and reduce your infrastructure maintenance.
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Cohesity C4000 Series is ranked 17th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review while Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is ranked 23rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. Cohesity C4000 Series is rated 9.0, while Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cohesity C4000 Series writes "Provides superior backups, protection from ransomware, and the ability to move data to the public cloud". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series writes "Simple installation, superb support, and stable". Cohesity C4000 Series is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, Cohesity C6000 Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node, whereas Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE SimpliVity and Cohesity C6000 Series.
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