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We performed a comparison between HPE StoreVirtual and StarWind Virtual SAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed HPE StoreVirtual vs. StarWind Virtual SAN report (Updated: September 2022).
634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"A company can scale it easily."

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"It is extremely stable.""The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing.""The price was right.""In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems.""The most useful aspect is the hyper-converged SD SAN and the ease to expand it by just adding cheap SSD or NVME disks.""vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy.""High Availability is the best feature of product.""StarWind vSAN has allowed us to leverage our server infrastructure more completely without the need to add more hardware."

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Cons
"The GUI is a bit old-fashioned. It should be updated."

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"A mobile app to sync up for overview and status would really be helpful.""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.""If it's possible to make a driver/solution that does not make use of the iSCSI targets of Windows, that would be great. I don't know if that's possible, however, it could make the configuration a little easier.""Having more support plan options would be nice.""I would like to see more user-friendly dashboards in future versions.""Feature-wise we are only waiting for the release of a "planned disaster" feature that would allow us to patch a hypervisor node without having to take the full storage offline.""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.""Currently, the StarWind management console is a bit clunky to navigate and isn't the most user-intuitive interface."

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  • "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."
  • "The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective."
  • "This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I think the user interface could be improved as well as the general ease of use. You're not looking to spend tens of thousands of dollars on these applications. What you're trying to do is simplify… more »
    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 Linux and macOS, as it would reduce implementation costs.
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    Also Known As
    HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
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    Overview

    HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company12%
    Import And Exporter8%
    Retailer8%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Construction Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Transportation Company6%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Software Defined Storage (SDS)
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix, StarWind, DataCore and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Updated: September 2022.
    634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 19th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 55 reviews. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 8.0, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Reliable with helpful support and good replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "Easy to set up and maintain with good performance capabilities". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Red Hat Ceph Storage, StorMagic SvSAN and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.

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