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We performed a comparison between HPE StoreVirtual and VxRail based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"A company can scale it easily."

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"The most valuable feature for me in this latest release has been the ability to add a compute or storage node. In the previous release, if I wanted to add only the compute mode, I need to buy a full node, including both compute and storage. That is no longer the case; I can upgrade whatever I want one based on my demand.""We enjoy the ease of management since all of the resources are located on one box — one single point of support.""It has a valuable deduplication feature.""We like the design and that it meets data storage needs.""The compute is good and we have not had any issues with the vSAN.""It's a good product based on the features. You can upgrade the solution with only one click.""What I like the most in terms of features is the fact that the VxRail update can be done in one week. It takes much less time to do a whole server upgrade and an infrastructure update as well.""The initial setup was very easy."

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

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"In the version that I was working with, the integrations are in need of improvement.""The solution is okay to scale vertically but a bit difficult to expend horizontally. For example, increasing RAM.""We have some issues, but they are possibly out-of-the-box issues. There was a host that was dead on arrival, and there were some file issues on other hosts. We're currently working actively with Dell to resolve all these issues. Once they are resolved, the product should be stable.""The search feature isn't good.""Supply chain capabilities are certainly hurting us. We're in the process of placing a large order for more VxRail nodes right now.""VxRail could improve by having domain protection.""The most important thing that I want to be included in this solution is the VMware license. Its deployment time can be quicker so that instead of 40 minutes, it takes 10 minutes.""What I did not like so much was the amount of VMware that you have to put in your system related to the VxRail."

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  • "The price would be in the middle to the expensive range. It is not cheap."
  • "At about $200,000, this solution is a little bit pricey but it is more economical than others such as Nutanix or Cisco Hyperflex."
  • "VxRail is not cheap, but it's not expensive either."
  • "This is an expensive product and that should be considered a point to be improved."
  • "The solution is competitively priced but it is expensive. However, this is expected as we are a corporate enterprise and we need this environment."
  • "The licensing of vSAN and VMware for different editions of VxRail is not easy."
  • "The solution can be pricey depending on the project."
  • "It has a yearly subscription. It can be for one year, three years, or five years."
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    Also Known As
    HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
    VCE VxRail
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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.

    VxRail is a hyper-converged appliance based on VMware virtual SAN Software and is jointly engineered and built with VMware, for VMware, to enhance Vmware. VxRail software-defined architecture simplifies compute, storage, virtualization, and management. It will safeguard performance, reliability, and flexibility across your organization with a broad range of workloads and applications from business-critical to next-gen. With VxRail, you are covered.

    VxRail is a single turn-key appliance that is a validated, fully integrated, pre-configured,  pre-tested solution and offers non-disruptive scaling. Every node includes compute storage and IO. All-flash configurations can contain between 12-28 cores per node. The storage capacity options run from 7.6 TB to 19TB with either 256 GB or 512GB of memory. Hybrid appliances may have 6-20 cores per node, 3.6 TB to 10 TB of storage capacity, and 24GB to 256 GB of memory. 

    VxRail offers high availability fail-over, an active/active stretch cluster, and VSan Kernal integration. VxRail is a power-edged server with APIs built on automation. There are over 15 million different combinations of hardware available with VxRail. VxRail provides a simple, cost-effective solution that solves a large range of use cases. Additionally, you also get a mixed workloads automated system that is backed with fully automated system updates, and complete end-to-end lifecycle management all in a single two-rack appliance. 

    VxRail is a value-added suitable solution for distributed small to mid-sized enterprises, remote offices, private clouds, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). You choose the deployment option that best suits your organizational needs, from appliance to integrated rack offerings, with or without networking, and it will be delivered to you, ready to deploy out-of-box. 

    If you know VMware, you know VxRail.

    VxRail Features and Benefits

    • Seamlessly accelerate deployment to a hybrid cloud 
    • Fast data center modernization
    • Create developer-ready Kubernetes platforms
    • Powerful performance and reliability
    • Improve and simplify operational efficiency
    • Excellent integration 
    • Save time
    • Reduce costs

    Reviews from Real Users

    VxRail is an all-in-one solution: "You don't have to worry too much about the hardware and you don't have to work on integrating a storage device. We instead have this as an all-in-one solution and everything is available as a box."

    VxRail is remarkable: “The cover points feature in VxRail is remarkable. It's unique. It has an intervention failover system as well as an automatic failover system, reaching clusters existing in VxRail…

    VxRail is a powerful performer: “...VxRail delivers a very high number of IOPS for a hybrid configuration or an all-flash configuration. The processors that are available in the Xeon family are very powerful. They are multi-core with typically 2 gigahertz, 2.4 gigahertz, or higher frequency, so the performance is very much appreciated.” 

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    Sample Customers
    NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
    World Wide Technology Inc, Renault Sport Formula One Team, 8x8 Inc, Brownes, Canadian Pacific, Canopy, Denton, EDF, Unilin, Xerox
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company12%
    Import And Exporter8%
    Retailer8%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
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    HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while VxRail is ranked 3rd in HCI with 70 reviews. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 8.0, while VxRail is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Reliable with helpful support and good replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VxRail writes "Good automation makes this solution practical". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Red Hat Ceph Storage and StarWind Virtual SAN, whereas VxRail is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Dell PowerFlex, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.

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