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"Quick setup, great support, stability is great""StarWind allows us to move virtual machines from one physical host to another, which greatly reduces the downtime required for maintenance.""Given the high availability of the server cluster, we were able to reduce separate physical servers onto one hyper-converged cluster - this saved in OPEX and CAPEX costs immediately, along with licensing costs of the Windows Server licenses.""The primary purpose of this software is to create a virtual SAN between local storage on Hyper-V hosts. I find this feature most valuable since it accomplishes this quite well.""A great feature is that I basically set it and forget it, as everything is automatic.""StarWind support has been great in helping resolve other issues not caused by their software.""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 iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure."

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"The most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources."

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"It is scalable, and NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) makes its deployment easier.""It is highly scalable. Their support is also extremely good.""NetApp HCI is a stable solution.""The ability to size the available space in a way that matches our company's needs is most valuable. For instance, you can decide if you want 80/20, 70/30, or 60/40 space. Redundancy depends on your needs without changing the appliance. You just add space and decide the percentage of space that you need free and the percentage of space that you need for backup. It is all automatic, and you don't have to do anything. You just add space, and the system automatically configures itself with the chosen option."

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"I would definitely like to see quite a bit more on the monitoring side of things.""If there was one thing we could request, it would be the ability to shrink volumes. For example, we want to be able to decrease in the size of the volume.""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.""A mobile app to sync up for overview and status would really be helpful.""The only way I can see this product needing improvement is the consultation level of the StarWind sales and engineers.""When you will cease your contract with StarWind (for support) your product won't be updated and that is a big selling point, especially for us, as we have loads of products from StarWind.""I think the setup could be streamlined a bit.""Some of the documentation seems to be a bit older and refers to deprecated items."

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"Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure could improve the security of the solution. However, we are comfortable using it. Additionally, there could be more information provided for the solution and the interface could be more user-friendly."

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"The administration side of it needs to be improved. We expect an easier interface and a single upgrade for updating the infrastructure.""At the moment, I am not looking for new features. Quality of Service (QoS) and capacity efficiency are the two things that I want to resolve in my customer's environment. QoS improves the performance of each tenancy, and with capacity efficiency, the customer can achieve more capacity as compared to the normal capacity.""Its stability is very bad. It has been crashing continuously. In one year, we got three crashes, which is unbelievable for an appliance that is guaranteed for 10 years without any crash."

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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."
  • "If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise."
  • "The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective."
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  • "The price of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is very good. There is a perpetual license for the solution, there are not any additional costs for the hardware. We have a license in case there is any new functionality that is required."
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  • "Its price is aligned with the market. In addition to the standard licensing fees, there is an integrator cost."
  • "The price of the solution is okay but could improve."
  • "Its pricing is lower than our previous solution."
  • "Its price is comparable to the competitors in the market."
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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 most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources.
    Top Answer:The price of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is very good. There is a perpetual license for the… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure could improve the security of the solution. However, we are comfortable… more »
    Top Answer:It is scalable, and NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) makes its deployment easier.
    Top Answer:Its price is comparable to the competitors in the market.
    Top Answer:At the moment, I am not looking for new features. Quality of Service (QoS) and capacity efficiency are the two things… more »
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    Also Known As
    FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes
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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.

    Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.

    NetApp HCI is the only true enterprise-scale hyper converged cloud infrastructure. NetApp HCI comes in a 2 RU chassis with 4 node expansion slots.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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    American Showa, Children's Mercy, Coca-Cola, Consultel Cloud, Evangelische Landeskirche in Wurttemberg, Imperva, Surface Mount Technology
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Construction Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Healthcare Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    Transportation Company16%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 25th in HCI with 1 review while NetApp HCI is ranked 18th in HCI with 4 reviews. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0, while NetApp HCI is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Useful resource relocating, scalable, but security could improve". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp HCI writes "Crashes continuously, complex to deploy, and bad after-sales support". Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, whereas NetApp HCI is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Scale Computing HC3.

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