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    PRIMEFLEX
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    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.

    HC3 is an appliance-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution. HC3 combines servers, storage, virtualization, and backup/disaster recovery into a single appliance. This hyperconvergence of technologies radically simplifies IT infrastructure making it easier to implement and manage and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of infrastructure. The HC3 hyperconverged appliance approach allows seamless, non-disruptive infrastructure scale out and automated, non-disruptive software and firmware updates. Our customers choose HC3 to reduce complexity and cost from IT infrastructure so they can focus their IT administration on improving applications and process rather than managing and maintaining complex infrastructure.

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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
    Edgetec Systems, Triton School Corporation, Anamosa Community School District, Standard School District, Iron County School District, Sevier County Bank, St. Richard’s Catholic College, Stoke Park School and Community Technology College, City of St. Cloud Minnesota, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, KIB Electronics, Chaitons LLP, Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center, Penlon, American College of Education, Steel Summit Holdings, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Non Profit7%
    Construction Company5%
    Engineering Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Retailer6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise16%
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    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is ranked 27th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) while Scale Computing HC3 is ranked 21st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews. Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is rated 0.0, while Scale Computing HC3 is rated 7.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Scale Computing HC3 writes "Good stability with a straightforward setup, but scaling is difficult". Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is most compared with VxRail, Dell vSAN Ready Nodes, HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, whereas Scale Computing HC3 is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and NetApp HCI.

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