"In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems."
"Recovery and maintenance are now less stressful and most importantly, it allows our users to keep working."
"Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us."
"vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy."
"The biggest benefit was that it allowed us to provide SAN services on a limited hardware budget."
"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."
"The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space."
"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."
"The solution is scalable."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"The most valuable features are the appliance-type feel and that you don't need additional licenses as everything is built-in."
"It is easy to work with, easy to handle, and easy to manage."
"The scalability is very good and the solution is stable and reliable."
"If we decide to expand, vSAN could offer us some flexibility. We are researching ways to set this up from a new data center, which is located somewhere different from the current location right now."
"I have found that the multi-homing feature is very valuable in VMware vSAN. It is an easy-to-use solution."
"It easily integrates with all types of storage."
"The implementation is simple, it was very straightforward. It took us approximately three weeks because it was installed in four locations."
"I like the orchestration feature."
"There is not a lot of maintenance required."
"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."
"The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation."
"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."
"I wish the sync after a failure, such as hardware failure or power-related issues, for example, was faster."
"Performance when in storage-separate configuration needs to be improved."
"We would like the documentation to be more complete. Most items are covered, but if you don't know something, you may need to contact their support."
"Scale HC3 improvements would involve literally fixing up the replication."
"I've had so many issues with the sales team when I was looking to make some improvements, and improve the performance. They would create so many excuses to force me to buy new nodes all the time and not let me add more memory to each node."
"The product struggles to cope with bigger workloads. In the next release, I'd like some backup solutions to be added."
"There is always a challenge with their firmware."
"VMware vSAN could improve by having better integration with other vendors and the storage is limited, I prefer it to the traditional storage."
"Ease of administration is one area where vSAN could be improved."
"Its installation should be easier, and its price should be cheaper. It would be good for the product if they can include the data locality feature."
"Its price could be improved. It is too expensive for our clients."
"The integration could be improved. I would like to see integration with other platforms."
"The interface is a little complicated, it could be simplified with more graphical gadgets. We have many servers, and the built-in functions, such as rate configuration, are a bit complex."
"When you upgrade the vSAN, there are some issues like lost data and problems with the log. The log disappears. When you upgrade the solution, you must have several logs, so if you have some problems, you can check the log server to find them."
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.
HC3 is an appliance-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution. HC3 combines servers, storage, virtualization, and backup/disaster recovery into a single appliance. This hyperconvergence of technologies radically simplifies IT infrastructure making it easier to implement and manage and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of infrastructure. The HC3 hyperconverged appliance approach allows seamless, non-disruptive infrastructure scale out and automated, non-disruptive software and firmware updates. Our customers choose HC3 to reduce complexity and cost from IT infrastructure so they can focus their IT administration on improving applications and process rather than managing and maintaining complex infrastructure.
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Scale Computing HC3 is ranked 16th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 65 reviews. Scale Computing HC3 is rated 7.4, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Scale Computing HC3 writes "Good stability with a straightforward setup, but scaling is difficult". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". Scale Computing HC3 is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Sangfor HCI and NetApp HCI, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Scale Computing HC3 vs. VMware vSAN report.
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