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  • "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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  • "If I'm comparing with Dell, HPE Hyper Converged is definitely cheaper in my experience."
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    PRIMEFLEX
    HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS
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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.

    PRIMEFLEX is a pre-defined, integrated and tested combination of servers, storage, network connectivity and software. Fujitsu’s PRIMEFLEX integrated system family includes both, classical converged and hyper-converged systems. It comprises ready-to-run factory-installed solutions and reference architectures which are easily adjusted to customer-specific requirements. Along with its reference architectures, Fujitsu makes detailed configuration and installation descriptions available as a standard. Optional deployment and integration services ensure a smooth integration into the on-site environment. To ensure simplified operation and maintenance, Fujitsu provides support at solution level, and further data center services including managed and hosting services.

    HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

    Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    Locarent, Zech, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Pea Soup, Make IT, Itarex
    North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlpha
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Construction Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Retailer6%
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    Wholesaler/Distributor31%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Marketing Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is ranked 27th in HCI while HPE Hyper Converged is ranked 14th in HCI with 5 reviews. Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is rated 0.0, while HPE Hyper Converged is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Hyper Converged writes "High performance that gives an advantage over traditional virtualization". Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is most compared with VxRail and Dell vSAN Ready Nodes, whereas HPE Hyper Converged is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.

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