"The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business."
"The biggest benefit was that it allowed us to provide SAN services on a limited hardware budget."
"High Availability is the best feature of product."
"StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere is a software-defined storage solution that has reduced administration time for storage. It's pretty straightforward to install and setup it and so far it has been robust and worked as advertised from StarWind."
"StarWind vSAN is a great solution to create a redundant two-node-only Hyper-V cluster, both for domain or workgroup scenarios."
"The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing."
"Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us."
"This solution enables us to make better cost-effective use of our existing hardware and leverage the current infrastructure at a higher level than we could before."
"It's easy to use and has a very smooth onboarding process."
"I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable. Another aspect I really like, when one compares Citrix to VMware, is the interface where you talk directly to your VM from the present software."
"It's quite easy to scale, and you have the option to have distributed nodes everywhere around the world that work as one. You can also have a solution for small branch offices with only two nodes for redundancy, and that's good enough to start."
"A great feature involves real-time hardware changes."
"Its low maintenance is a key feature. It is easy to install, upgrade, and scale by adding more blocks."
"Most beneficial feature is simplicity, ease of use."
"The solution offers impressive performance."
"What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability."
"Proxmox is free, very stable, and doesn't require more resources for memory RAM. It's fine for a small data center."
"The affordability of the solution is the product's most valuable aspect."
"The setup is very easy."
"It has a good performance and you can cluster it."
"It fits in well with our organization. It works and does what it says it does."
"Proxmox VE is simple to use and it is feature rich. The fact is that it performs,"
"The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box."
"It is easy to deploy."
"New versions of this solution should be tested more thoroughly before the release as we had a few problems with one version due to a bug."
"I would like to see different levels of support offered."
"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."
"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."
"A mobile app to sync up for overview and status would really be helpful."
"Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers."
"This product would benefit from having automated alerting functionality."
"Being able to run StarWind vSAN on top of any free UNIX operating system to build a resilient iSCSI/FTP/SMB storage system would be useful."
"I feel like the flow chart and the automated processes have some room for improvement. They're nearly there, and the rest is fine. They've improved a lot over the past few years."
"The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve."
"I'm not very technical, so I don't know if there are any features that are really lacking. Our customers seem pleased with it, and I haven't heard of any downsides."
"We did have some integration issues."
"I think some of the tasks that must be done using CLI could be added to the web interface."
"USB dongle-based licenses do not allow us to directly locate the USB ports on Nutanix."
"Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators."
"There is a lot of functionality in Prism Central, but sometimes you want to see those features in Prism Element."
"It could have more security updates such as when a new threat is coming into market."
"There are some things that need to be done using the command-line interface, and these should be moved into the web-based interface."
"The facility of deployment is an area that needs to improve."
"The product is still a little young so it is maturing, but new features are coming out all the time."
"The only disadvantage of Proxmox VE is that it is a young solution so it does have some bugs."
"Lacking in enterprise features."
"A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation."
"The initial setup has a pretty steep learning curve."
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.
Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 70 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 19 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere and IBM PowerVM.
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