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"It has given the company an almost zero possibility of downtime.""Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us.""The biggest benefit was that it allowed us to provide SAN services on a limited hardware budget.""The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business.""Highly available storage is the most valuable feature. The entire rollout is hyper-converged and requires no extra storage further than the hosts in which Hyper-V is running. Another feature that has been great is the support from StarWind in general. We have their proactive support package on the main cluster that employs Starwind Virtual SAN.""The solution is also quite flexible. As an example, other vSAN solutions that we looked at had more stringent requirements regarding mixed HDD/SSD storage which wouldn't have worked in our environment.""vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy.""StarWind vSAN is a great solution to create a redundant two-node-only Hyper-V cluster, both for domain or workgroup scenarios."

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"No concerns regarding the footprint in the data center.""The most valuable feature is the set of user tools that are available.""Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is scalable""They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads back and forth."

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"This solution allowed us to move from using standalone systems to having all our data center management in one place."

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"It would be nice to add the ability to use raw partitions instead of file containers.""In the next release, they could make some graphs of the real-time loading, speed of storage, and interfaces. Of course, these can be viewed in other places. But, in the event of a malfunction or troubleshooting, this would be convenient.""There is no Italian-language version of the software available.""This product would benefit from having automated alerting functionality.""Being able to run StarWind vSAN on top of any free UNIX operating system to build a resilient iSCSI/FTP/SMB storage system would be useful.""Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers.""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.""A great feature would be a wizard and to include a new disk in the SAN. At the moment, including a new disk requires several steps - some that must be done at the OS level and others in each node."

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"Upgrades are carried out manually.""The deployment is done by doing it one by one and could be simplified.""Compatibility with other hardware nodes needs to be improved.""Scalability is an area that could be improved. We are looking at a maximum of 32 nodes now in a cluster, but going to 64 or 128 would be a major advantage."

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"An area for improvement would be technical support. In the next release, I would like to see more features added to make this a more complete solution."

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  • "The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions."
  • "This is the best priced solution for an SMB."
  • "The premium support from StarWinds is a must have. The ability to have access to a storage engineer 24/7 is a must for a production environment."
  • "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."
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  • "There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure."
  • "The price of the solution was reasonable."
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    The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
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    The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.
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    The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for… more »
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    They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads… more »
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    There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure. The issue comes down to affordability relative… more »
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    Also Known As
    vSAN Ready Nodes
    HDS Unified Compute Platform, Hitachi UCP, Hitachi UCP Select
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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.

    Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are pre-configured building blocks that reduce deployment
    risks with certified configurations, improve storage efficiency by up to 50%1
    , and can help
    you build or scale your vSAN cluster faster.14 Whether you're just getting started, and/or
    expanding your existing VMware environment, Dell EMC is here for you every step of the
    way with consulting, education, deployment and support services for the entire solution.

    Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is the company's product for converged infrastructure (CI), combining resources server, storage, networking, virtualization, and software management.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    Rackspace
    Asia Capital Reinsurance, RMZ, Cigniti Technologies, SPAR, Infosys
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Construction Company6%
    Engineering Company6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Legal Firm6%
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    Small Business66%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 20th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 4 reviews while Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC Series is ranked 27th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 7.2, while Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC Series is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes writes "A unified support structure is an important asset; manual upgrades should be automated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC Series writes "Allows for centralized management with great interconnectivity". Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC Series is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Dell EMC Vscale Architecture.

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