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We performed a comparison between HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two HCI solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure Report (Updated: November 2022).
653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"I've had to open a few support cases over the years due to administrator errors, and the support received was top-notch.""StarWind saved us about 80% of our storage costs over our old solution.""The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing.""The user interface for this application is amazing.""StarWind vSAN has allowed us to grow rapidly while still providing flexibility and reliability.""High Availability is the best feature of product.""It includes every feature that a traditional SAN offers and so much more.""Besides being 80% cheaper than the other alternatives, the simplicity makes reconfiguration and support much easier."

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"We have the ability to increase the storage without any additional costs.""I love InfoSite. That gets you a lot of good detailed information.""Nimble Storage is a capable platform with high availability.""It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors.""So far, the solution's performance is very good.""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.""We have this feature in Nimble dHCI, wherein we can upgrade individual components in the infrastructure.""The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads."

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"It is stable and scalable.""I like that you can add other types of services."

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Cons
"Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""There is one issue as far as licensing goes and that is a lack of documentation online for users when transitioning from the free version to the paid version, or vice versa.""The documentation could be better.""Android app for monitoring and receiving push notifications as alarms or monitoring I/O from any mobile device could be a good feature and nice to have as we are not always on our desk.""The documentation is good. However, if compared with competitors, it could be enhanced and made more professional.""A central management console may be nice to see all nodes.""The documentation could be clearer in terms of explaining the installation."

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"Cost-wise, this solution is slightly more expensive than other hyperconverged solutions.""The performance of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI could improve. Other solutions, such as Cisco, are better.""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.""Their documentation needs to be simpler to read yet more detailed so it's easy to compare models and easier for clients to pick.""HPE Nimble Storage dHCI currently is promoting only VMware as a hypervisor, whereas if they can look into other OSs, such as KVM or Red Hat, it would be an improvement.""Nimble Storage's integration with the management software could be better.""I'm not sure if there are features lacking.""The initial setup is a little bit complicated."

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"The main issue is the initial investment. It is an expensive product, and it should be cheaper. It should also be easier to use and manage. The professional service for this solution is quite complex and expensive.""It should be more user-friendly, in my opinion."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective."
  • "This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy."
  • "StarWind is a low-cost, full-featured alternative to the traditional SAN environment, and their support will guide you every step of the setup."
  • "The support contract is well worth it. The price for it was very reasonable and their team has been very engaged whenever we reach out."
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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."
  • "The price of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is expensive."
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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:The nice thing about it is that it truly integrates with the cloud, so I can move my volumes bi-directionally in and out… more »
    Top Answer:Nimble It's only available using iSCSI — Nimble can run iSCSI or Fiber Channel. Although iSCSI is cheaper, from a… more »
    Top Answer:The main issue is the initial investment. It is an expensive product, and it should be cheaper. It should also be easier… more »
    Top Answer:It has storage and Hypervisor from Red Hat. It is used for computing and the virtualization workload for databases and… more »
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    Nimble Storage dHCI
    Red Hat HCI, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization
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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 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.

    Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure - based on our leading OpenStack and virtualization platforms - provides co-located, scalable, software-defined compute and storage, driven by Red Hat Ansible Automation on economical, industry-standard hardware.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Educational Organization11%
    Construction Company9%
    Computer Software Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Educational Organization6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Large Enterprise86%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 9th in HCI with 10 reviews while Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is ranked 25th in HCI with 2 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.2, while Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Provides the flexibility needed to scale storage and compute independently". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure writes "Stable, scalable, and good support but needs better pricing and ease of use". HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, whereas Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Sangfor HCI and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI). See our HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure report.

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