"The pricing of the solution is excellent. It's one of the main reasons a customer chooses Huawei. It's much, much better than VMware."
"The solution is stable and everything is taken care of through the Huawei support center. They ensure everything is running smoothly. It's been very good."
"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."
"Using our own choice of HW allowed us to price our service to answer our customers' needs."
"vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy."
"The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space."
"The ability for us to manage all of our nodes from the same console makes systems administration very easy."
"Having the ability to scale horizontally if needed is a huge plus for future growth."
"The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers."
"High Availability is the best feature of product."
"t would be helpful if the solution was able to collaborate or integrate with other well-known monitoring tools. Right now, you have to work hard to get it configured. It would be a good selling point for them if they could open up their solution to more integrations."
"Technical support needs improvement. There's a lot of language barriers."
"In the next release, they could make some graphs of the real-time loading, speed of storage, and interfaces. Of course, these can be viewed in other places. But, in the event of a malfunction or troubleshooting, this would be convenient."
"There is no Italian-language version of the software available."
"The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation."
"I see no need for major improvements but there could be some improvements in the form of notifications and the simplifying of maintenance mode."
"I think the setup could be streamlined a bit."
"Management of VSAN itself could be improved. A Web UI for management would be great rather than an application installation. StarWind is testing a command center virtual appliance that I have installed in my environment."
"Perhaps more reporting features on the utilization, usage, and performance of the configured high-availability images and underlying physical disks would be helpful."
"A great feature would be a wizard and to include a new disk in the SAN. At the moment, including a new disk requires several steps - some that must be done at the OS level and others in each node."
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Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.
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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Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 22nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while StarWind Virtual SAN is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 34 reviews. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0, while StarWind Virtual SAN is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Good functionality and pricing but needs better security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "Flexible and easy to use with great support". Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Sangfor HCI and HPE SimpliVity, whereas StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and DataCore SANsymphony SDS. See our Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure vs. StarWind Virtual SAN report.
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