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"Starwind made it easy to deploy fully redundant, highly available storage at a low cost.""High Availability is the best feature of product.""The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing.""I've been really impressed with it so far. I think it's pretty great, actually. It does exactly what we need it to do, and it does it well, so I would recommend it. Plus, the support has been very good.""The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.""They offer top-tier support.""Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us.""Training is also easy as it is just one system to learn."

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"Reasonably priced and easy to manage for small to medium size companies that don't have an IT department.""It provides unmatched performance, productivity and reliability.""There are multiple advantages. Typically, being an all-flash storage, which is available through either SimpliVity or dHCI, the performance is much better because the IOPS goes high, so it's more powerful in terms of performance. Secondly, if I'm talking of SimpliVity Hyper Convergence solution from HPE, unlike the competition, even if three hard drives fail, you are still running the solution.""The solution has good backup resolution updates.""No concerns or issues with stability."

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"The most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources."

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Cons
"If there was a way to automatically put disks in maintenance mode when shutting the host down and exit maintenance mode automatically, that would simplify things.""Currently, the StarWind management console is a bit clunky to navigate and isn't the most user-intuitive interface.""It would be helpful if StarWind provided more precise and detailed documentation explaining how to configure the solution in various scenarios, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.""The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation.""We just need more integration with Veeam.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""The documentation could be clearer in terms of explaining the installation.""The system failovers properly on its own without too much worry."

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"Scalability requires using additional nodes.""This solution is very costly.""Installation and setup could be easier.""In the Hyper Converged environment, some of the brands only support the OS VMware and not Hyper-V from Microsoft or even Red Hat or KVM.""Could be more secure and more economical."

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"Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure could improve the security of the solution. However, we are comfortable using it. Additionally, there could be more information provided for the solution and the interface could be more user-friendly."

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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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  • "If I'm comparing with Dell, HPE Hyper Converged is definitely cheaper in my experience."
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  • "The price of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is very good. There is a perpetual license for the solution, there are not any additional costs for the hardware. We have a license in case there is any new functionality that is required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
    Top Answer:The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for… more »
    Top Answer:Reasonably priced and easy to manage for small to medium size companies that don't have an IT department.
    Top Answer:The downside of the solution is the scalability because they grow using nodes, but it's not desegregate. If you want to… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources.
    Top Answer:The price of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is very good. There is a perpetual license for the… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure could improve the security of the solution. However, we are comfortable… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS
    FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes
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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.

    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.

    Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlpha
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company12%
    Construction Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Wholesaler/Distributor31%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Marketing Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    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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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    HPE Hyper Converged is ranked 14th in HCI with 5 reviews while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 25th in HCI with 1 review. HPE Hyper Converged is rated 9.6, while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of HPE Hyper Converged writes "High performance that gives an advantage over traditional virtualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Useful resource relocating, scalable, but security could improve". HPE Hyper Converged is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, whereas Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and HPE SimpliVity.

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