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