We performed a comparison between Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Technologies, Nutanix, VMware and others in HCI.
"PowerShell library is pretty good feature as I created with APC PowerChute a script to put volumes on maintenance mode then turning off the StarWind nodes together with the VM and Hosts when UPS reaches 15 percent, this way after a blackout or electrical problems when turning servers on again, there is no issues for syncing or data loss due to energy interrupts."
"The top-notch support before, during, and after deployments are better than any other vendor I have come across."
"I save both physical and virtual space."
"With an uptime of 384 days, StarWind has improved overall server reliability."
"The StarWind products have enabled our organization to modernize stations where larger and more expensive equipment was not an option."
"StarWind support has been great in helping resolve other issues not caused by their software."
"The failover redundancy is why we bought this product and it has never let us down."
"The product only requires two VMWare ESXi host servers versus three host servers for VMware's comparable solution."
"The most valuable feature of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the relocating of resources."
"The product provides a single management console for managing everything."
"I am impressed with the product's firewall and virtualization."
"Their GUI interface is a bit easier than VMware's."
"The manageability feature is the most important aspect of the solution."
"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."
"The most valuable feature of Sangfor HCI is the built-in recovery functionality. The migration is simple to do from other solutions, such as VMware."
"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."
"You can get almost all the features of the tool at a low cost. The tool also has built-in backup mechanisms. It also has a physical firewall for internet management which other competitors lack."
"This is a great product."
"They need to invest more in the support documents for real issues happening when integrating the solution with the hypervisor."
"The documentation could be better."
"Perhaps more reporting features on the utilization, usage, and performance of the configured high-availability images and underlying physical disks would be helpful."
"StarWind Virtual SAN architecture is slightly complex and requires the team to carefully identify and study how the solution integrates with VMware vSphere."
"vSAN's free version does not have a graphical user interface."
"To enable the proactive support capability that is part of our support agreement, I would ask that the terms and conditions be revised and made acceptable to corporate security."
"The most disappointing side of the application is the free edition. There used to be GUI attached. That has recently changed to only CLI management of the application."
"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."
"The interface could be a little bit better."
"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."
"Support may be an issue for customers in some industries. For example, financial institutions may require 24/7 support."
"The migration process could be easier."
"My company faced some issues with the product, as our virtual machines crashed, and we had to face some security issues."
"Lacks network support."
"I would want the product to include Continuous Data Protection (CDP) which can help to easily retrieve the data."
"The solution could improve by including backup capabilities."
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.
Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.
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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Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 21st in HCI with 1 review while Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure is ranked 9th in HCI with 22 reviews. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0, while Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure is rated 8.4. 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 Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure writes "Low cost, great GUI, and helpful support". Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and Dell PowerFlex, whereas Sangfor HCI - Hyper Converged Infrastructure is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), HPE SimpliVity and Dell vSAN Ready Nodes.
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