"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."
"This solution made it possible to deploy a new infrastructure in the shortest amount of time, at a low cost without purchasing expensive hardware storage, and use unused servers."
"Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us."
"In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems."
"The biggest benefit was that it allowed us to provide SAN services on a limited hardware budget."
"Recovery and maintenance are now less stressful and most importantly, it allows our users to keep working."
"The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure."
"The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business."
"Performing a Nutanix software upgrade is a very simple and non-disruptive process."
"It has a user-friendly dashboard and interface."
"Most beneficial feature is simplicity, ease of use."
"It is all-in-one. The compute processing, storage, and network altogether make it convenient. We don't have to have different modules for expansion."
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS has very good stability."
"The speed of the operations and of creation of VM is fantastic."
"It has been stable so far."
"It is 100% stable. It's the most stable infrastructure that we have."
"We've found the solution to be scalable."
"The installation is very easy."
"We had very good access to technical support."
"Everyone uses virtualization to more efficiently utilize hardware resources. That's the main point of vSAN and VMware."
"The solution is simple to use compared to other solutions, such as Hyperflex, VxRail, and Nutanix"
"The most important thing is the simplicity of the product. It is a well-established product with good stability."
"The valuable feature of the solution is the total hyperconverged facility."
"The solution is quite stable."
"I see no need for major improvements but there could be some improvements in the form of notifications and the simplifying of maintenance mode."
"Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer."
"The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for Linux and macOS, as it would reduce implementation costs."
"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."
"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."
"If there was a way to automatically put disks in maintenance mode when shutting the host down and exit maintenance mode automatically, that would simplify things."
"I found that certain browsers are not fully compatible with the administration web access portal."
"The console is something that I feel could be improved. There is nothing technically wrong with it, but it can be jazzed up and/or made to be a little more intuitive."
"Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators."
"Nutanix should improve AHV to support migration VMs between clusters and storage containers. Migration between containers is possible, but it requires shutting down the VM. The procedure is long and there is no migration between clusters at all."
"The new features are not free. You need to pay for each feature."
"I'd like it to be more API-based."
"I think some of the tasks that must be done using CLI could be added to the web interface."
"I would like to see them utilize the spare storage that they use as a redundant space. I feel that now a lot of resources are wasted just for standby purposes because we are using data protection. Instead of utilizing those resources only when something happens, they can have an alternative so that we can utilize these resources all the time."
"It would be great if they could improve the GUI features."
"Compatible with third party hardware, but it's still very limited."
"The solution could maybe improve failure protection."
"The pricing could be better when it comes to renewing the licenses."
"They can improve the manageability of the solution to make it more simple. It is not that complicated, but it will be good if they can make it more simple."
"It would be ideal if clients didn't need to monitor the solution on a daily basis."
"The price for the hard drive, for vSAN, is very expensive."
"One area that could be improved is the management feature."
"This is quite an expensive solution."
"There's a lot that can be done to segregate. That may be available now in vSAN 7, I suppose, however, the deduplication and compression can be segregated."
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 71 reviews while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 65 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.6, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.4. 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 VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Hyper-V, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity, Red Hat Ceph Storage and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Nutanix Acropolis AOS vs. VMware vSAN report.
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