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We performed a comparison between Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and Sunlight based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two HCI solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure vs. Sunlight report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The StarWind VSAN is always up and allows us to move VMS to other nodes for maintenance, without interruption to service.""The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.""It is extremely stable.""I've been really impressed with it so far. I think it's pretty great, actually. It does exactly what we need it to do, and it does it well, so I would recommend it. Plus, the support has been very good.""The most useful aspect is the hyper-converged SD SAN and the ease to expand it by just adding cheap SSD or NVME disks.""The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business.""Quick setup, great support, stability is great""The install itself is easy as pie."

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

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"It supports the latest technology of NVMe SSD, which is PCIe-based SSD. It has a very good IOPS performance as compared to vSAN. For the same system, I get 1,000 IOPS with vSAN, and with Sunlight, I am able to get almost 10,000 IOPS. In terms of features, it has almost all the features, such as HA and centralized dashboards. It can be managed centrally, and the visibility of the system is very good. They also have very good technical support and customer or partner training.""The performance and small footprint of this solution are its most valuable features. I am able to obtain and use more than 90 percent of the physical hardware capacity."

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Cons
"It would help if the manufacturer provided clearer and more detailed documentation, with explanations of how the application can be installed in various HA configurations.""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.""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.""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.""The main issue we ran into was the documentation. We attempted to set up the product in our test environment by ourselves and ran into several areas of the documentation that were unclear to us.""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.""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.""A better overall view of the different deployments could be beneficial, although this is difficult due to how flexible the solution is."

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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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"Its reporting and dashboards need to be improved. It currently has very basic reporting options. It should also be made easier to deploy on Unix operating systems. It is easy to deploy on Windows and Linux, but it is currently not easy to deploy on Unix.""My recommendation would be to add this technology to Azure, Microsoft Azure so that we can bring it to the market, or deploy it on public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Google. It is currently only available on Amazon's public cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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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  • "There is an operating cost for the VDIs, which is an additional cost. However, the licensing fee is half that of VMware or Nutanix."
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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 supports the latest technology of NVMe SSD, which is PCIe-based SSD. It has a very good IOPS performance as compared… more »
    Top Answer:Its reporting and dashboards need to be improved. It currently has very basic reporting options. It should also be made… more »
    Top Answer:We are a system integration company and a partner of VMware and Sunlight. We have deployed Sunlight for our clients. We… 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.

    Sunlight is a complete HCI stack that can be deployed on-premise on standard data center hardware, in AWS and on resource-constrained far-edge devices.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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    Lavazza, Infraspace
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Construction Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Transportation Company6%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Cloud Provider5%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 25th in HCI with 1 review while Sunlight is ranked 22nd in HCI with 2 reviews. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0, while Sunlight is rated 8.0. 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 Sunlight writes "Performs well, effective, and has responsive remote technical support". Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and HPE SimpliVity, whereas Sunlight is most compared with VMware vSAN and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI).

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