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Dell vSAN Ready Nodes vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
May 2022
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Pros
"Immediately we noticed huge performance gains, even on older hardware and once we implemented a 10GB link between both servers, the sync was near-instant after the initial sync was complete.""The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure.""High Availability is the best feature of product.""The most useful aspect is the hyper-converged SD SAN and the ease to expand it by just adding cheap SSD or NVME disks.""The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.""In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems.""The fact that the solution is vendor-agnostic allows it to be used with any virtualization vendor while remaining a powerful abstraction over storage.""It's quite easy to install."

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"They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads back and forth.""I have found the most important features of Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are the capacity to manage the storage because the storage is built in the servers. The type of profiles you can attribute to the storage is a benefit. You can manage the storage by profiles. Overall the solution is a good speed and performance.""We find the initial implementation process simple and straightforward.""Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is scalable""No concerns regarding the footprint in the data center.""The most valuable feature is the set of user tools that are available."

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"The nice thing about it is that it truly integrates with the cloud, so I can move my volumes bi-directionally in and out of the cloud.""Very good in-line compression.""We have the ability to increase the storage without any additional costs.""It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors.""The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads.""Nimble DHCI is really user friendly and not complex""So far, the solution's performance is very good.""HPE's InfoSight software, which does the comparative analysis and artificial intelligence built-in in the box, and with Nimble they do well against the competition. Additionally, the dashboards are good."

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Cons
"This product would benefit from having automated alerting functionality.""The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation.""When you will cease your contract with StarWind (for support) your product won't be updated and that is a big selling point, especially for us, as we have loads of products from StarWind.""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.""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.""The logs can also become very noisy when there is an issue, which is very infrequent.""If there was one thing we could request, it would be the ability to shrink volumes. For example, we want to be able to decrease in the size of the volume.""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)."

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"Compatibility with other hardware nodes needs to be improved.""Upgrades are carried out manually.""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.""The solution doesn't scale.""The deployment is done by doing it one by one and could be simplified.""Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is a great hyper-converged system that is a perfect platform for supporting any kind of workload. The only workload that it's not designed to support is big data."

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"The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options.""Sometimes the technical support would get back to us in two hours, but other times it would take them two or even three days to respond.""Their documentation needs to be simpler to read yet more detailed so it's easy to compare models and easier for clients to pick.""Nimble Storage's integration with the management software could be better.""Lacking integration to the cloud.""The only issue I'm really running into is we have a SQL server that we're having a lot of high IO latency on one of my drives and it's my data drive from my SQL server. It's not really giving me any good information as to where that latency is coming from, so that's what I'm trying to track down and troubleshoot.""This year 2022, we have the possibility to include new kinds of storage with a high disk availability, such as Alletra 6000 and Alletra 9000. Those are the new storage available. If we would like to improve the quality and the capability and the high availability of these products, we can choose between different costs. This is another benefit from this HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution of hyper-converged.""The initial setup is a little bit complicated."

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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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  • "There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure."
  • "The price of the solution was reasonable."
  • "We have a four-year contract to use Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes."
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  • "I think it's priced right and it's extremely intelligent."
  • "The customers have found the solution to be expensive. However, when compared to the competition the price is reasonable."
  • "The cost of the licensing is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The features that I found most valuable are ease of use of the software that StarWind offers - with the first setup… more »
    Top Answer:The initial setup cost will be great, especially with the new hardware. The StarWind pricing isn't that expensive… more »
    Top Answer:Some users have commented on online forums and others that the documentation and KB articles could be clearer or better… more »
    Top Answer:We find the initial implementation process simple and straightforward.
    Top Answer:The pricing is okay, however, HP has a cheaper option. There is competition between the Dell vSAN and HPE SimpliVity… more »
    Top Answer:The solution doesn't scale. Their pricing could be more flexible. For example, in some cases, Lenovo offers more… more »
    Top Answer:So far, the solution's performance is very good.
    Top Answer:The pricing is okay. Out of five, the pricing is about a three, I would say. It was not cheap. However, it's not as… more »
    Top Answer:I'm not sure if there are features lacking.
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    vSAN Ready Nodes
    Nimble Storage dHCI
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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.

    HPE Nimble Storage dHCI an intelligent platform with the flexibility of converged and the simplicity of HCI. It disaggregates compute and storage and integrates hyperconverged control to give enterprises simple infrastructure management on a flexible architecture.

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    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Construction Company10%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Transportation Company6%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise10%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell vSAN Ready Nodes vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell vSAN Ready Nodes vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 11th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 6 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 10 reviews. Dell vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 8.0, while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell 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 HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Provides the flexibility needed to scale storage and compute independently". Dell vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, HPE SimpliVity and Sangfor HCI, whereas HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. See our Dell vSAN Ready Nodes vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI report.

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