We performed a comparison between HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged 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.
"The virtual tapes can be uploaded to the object storage of your choice with object locking/governance which gives you an extra layer of protection."
"The product only requires two VMWare ESXi host servers versus three host servers for VMware's comparable solution."
"The product has improved the ability to mimic physical SAN environments to demo scenarios and troubleshoot problems."
"I like StarWind's high availability. The failover is almost immediate, so the end users have no idea the guest VM moved at all. We can failover all guest VMs onto a single hypervisor, place it into maintenance mode, install updates, and reboot a hypervisor all during the daytime and remotely, with confidence the process will be successful."
"The main benefit is that StarWind is almost maintenance-free."
"We are able to execute maintenance on one server while the other is still running."
"The installation of StarWind Virtual SAN was pretty easy, and the configuration was done in no time."
"The install itself is easy as pie."
"Simply being able to move objects and the duplication feature have been quite effective."
"We have the ability to increase the storage without any additional costs."
"Nimble is easy to use, but hard to install. Once it's installed, it's user-friendly. Reporting is another advantage because we get a lot of statistical forecasting. It helps us see into the future with that."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has the most valuable features for performance, resilience, and scalability."
"The latency is very low."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI's user interface is very easy to work with."
"The technical support services are good."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is stable."
"Sangfor HCI has a really good GUI. It allows us to monitor the temperature of the server and many other things."
"I find the simplicity of Sangfor very valuable. It is easy to configure and user-friendly. The overall user experience as well as the usability of Sangfor is outstanding."
"Sangfor HCI is a one-stop solution that enables you to store and centrally manage your VMs."
"Very user-friendly and simple."
"Sangfor HCI's best features are the ability to scale to a bigger size and the roadmap, whereby if they need to replicate their production to disaster recovery, they can do so on the same platform."
"The initial setup isn't hard."
"I am impressed with the product's firewall and virtualization."
"Sangfor HCI has a bundle of security features that are easy to monitor on the HCI dashboard."
"The system failovers properly on its own without too much worry."
"StarWind doesn't really have any performance reporting, especially compared with other vSAN products we've used."
"There needs to be more visibility on how long the cloud replication will take as there is no current ETA."
"While we had little to no issues in setting up StarWind and received excellent support from the StarWind technicians, we would have appreciated a clearer guideline for a setup with the free version of StarWind Management Console or, in other words - for the setup with the PowerShell."
"I wish the sync after a failure, such as hardware failure or power-related issues, for example, was faster."
"The initial setup got a little confusing at a few points with differences between the VMware version in documentation vs the latest, etc."
"The documentation could be better."
"We just need more integration with Veeam."
"The performance of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI could improve. Other solutions, such as Cisco, are better."
"The product is expensive."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI only works with a hypervisor like VMware. There are plenty of other hypervisors that HP doesn't support. This is an area for improvement."
"The product's active controller feature needs improvement."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI's website does not open properly or work consistently."
"The product does not support file services."
"They should improve just the support."
"I rate Nimble one out of 10 for ease of setup. Setting up Nimble Storage was a nightmare. It took us three months to deal with all the kinks and bugs. We had two people from HPE assisting us and two from our team."
"We have had issues while integrating VMware with Sangfor HCI. The tool should be also faster in terms of customization."
"Sangfor could improve its built-in CAP system. Right now, we need to use an external tool for CAP."
"There are certain aspects of sizing of the solution that need improvement."
"There is a feature to upgrade multiple VMs simultaneously, but it crashes."
"One question that has come up frequently in the last week is whether or not the renewal cost for Sangfor's HCI solution is too high."
"I would want the product to include Continuous Data Protection (CDP) which can help to easily retrieve the data."
"The cost must be improved."
"Lacks network support."
StarWind Virtual SAN provides high availability and fault tolerance for virtualized environments without the need for dedicated SAN hardware. It allows for real-time replication between servers, shared storage for Hyper-V clusters, and enables vMotion and High Availability features for VMware vSphere. The solution reduces costs and leverages existing hardware while providing a scalable and reliable infrastructure. Valuable features include ease of use, scalability, top-tier support, hardware agnosticism, and the ability to use off-the-shelf standard servers to increase storage space. StarWind VSAN has helped organizations improve performance, data availability, and data security while reducing downtime and providing cost-saving storage options.
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.
Sangfor HCI is an IT infrastructure platform built on converged architecture. It integrates server virtualization, distributed storage, and networking. Sangfor HCI provides a unified management platform that converges compute, storage, networking, and security on a single software stack. This approach delivers a simplified architecture, ease of use, and reliability for business-critical applications.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is a unified system of data storage. HCI combines storage, computing, networking, and management, unlike traditional storage solutions. HCI systems enable you to build your private cloud, expand to a public cloud, or have your own true hybrid cloud. Sangfor HCI presents two product models: The Sangfor HCI server appliance is a hardware version that enables easy deployment. Sangfor HCI software is the digital version combined with a third-party server that enables flexible deployment.
Sangfor HCI supports Windows systems on desktop and is web-based. Its range of use cases cover a wide spectrum of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing. It is applicable for mid- and large-sized businesses. The software is customizable. Users can customize the logo and contact information in the user interface.
Benefits and Features
Sangfor HCI can be applied tin various scenarios:
Reviews from Real Users
Gabriele P., Senior Software and Systems Engineer at SAMU.IT, says "It is flexible like a hyper-convergence system. You can add nodes, and you can scale to have better performance and stability. I also like the backup feature, the recovery system, and the web interface GUI to handle everything."
A Junior Solutions Engineer at a tech services company adds that "Sangfor has many solutions, and you can easily manage their machine servers with just one management. They're always striving for greatness, and they continuously update their products. For example, they have now built endpoint security within the firewall. They are continuously improving not only the security but also all other products."
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HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 11th in HCI with 15 reviews while Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure is ranked 9th in HCI with 22 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 7.8, while Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "A scalable product that provides zero downtime and enables organizations to manage their infrastructure from a single console". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure writes "Low cost, great GUI, and helpful support". HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and VxRail, whereas Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), HPE SimpliVity and Dell vSAN Ready Nodes. See our HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure report.
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