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Chamith Perera
Senior Systems Specialist and Pre-Sales at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good deduplication, compression features, and replication
Pros and Cons
  • "All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized."
  • "In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product."

What is our primary use case?

We've implemented this solution for our customer, who is in the sales sector. It's clustered and mapped to one of the blades. We use the solution for a Hyper-V environment and all of our other virtual machines are deployed inside this solution.

What is most valuable?

There's less downtime.

All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.

Deduplication, compression features, replication, global mirroring and all the basic features you would expect are there.

What needs improvement?

In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product.

A virtualization platform should be added to this platform.

It's not an active-active cluster. It's active-passive cluster. The customers are looking for active-active features in their storage solution. The solution should offer this.

For how long have I used the solution?

I'm actually handling the pre-sales part. My experience is less than two years for this particular product.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is okay. We haven't heard of clients having issues with crashes, bugs, or glitches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is good. However, customers always want to know the cost per rack. There are other products that can give a client more capacity than StoreVirtual in terms of scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good. Most of the time StoreVirtual is actually bundled with the Proactive Care. From HP's side, they offer some good support for their customers.

How was the initial setup?

I'm in pre-sales, so I don't deal with the implementation process. I don't know if it's complex or not.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The StoreVirtual solution is a hardware product, so the customer only purchases licenses on a one-time basis. I have no idea of the exact pricing for that, however. Unless the customer wants to add specific features like replication, all other costs are associated with the software itself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're interested in evaluating other solutions such as Red Hat and IBM Spectrum.

What other advice do I have?

StoreVirtual is mostly a mid-range to enterprise-level storage solution. In terms of performance, it's quite good. However, now we have some other products which are even better than HP itself. It's still a good solution. It's just a more competitive landscape.

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If it had virtualizations and better scalability, I would rank it higher.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Business Development Manager at Thakral One (Pvt) Ltd
Real User
The technology is the most valuable feature
Pros and Cons
  • "The technology of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is the most valuable feature. You don't need multiple screens to manage."
  • "Nutanix Acropolis AOS is new technology in a competitive market. Pricing is too high for a new product and requires better discounts to be able to compete with IBM, Dell EMC, and HP."

What is our primary use case?

Our company is a partner with Nutranix. We propose solutions like Nutanix Acropolis AOS to our customers.

We replace and patch HP servers at one of the biggest telecom providers in Sri Lanka.

What is most valuable?

The technology of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is the most valuable feature. You don't need multiple screens to manage.

This solution is better than its competitors.

What needs improvement?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is new technology in a competitive market. Pricing is too high for a new product and requires better discounts to be able to compete with IBM, Dell EMC, and HP.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nutanix is a stable product.

How are customer service and support?

Customer support at Nutanix is good, we have no complaints.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is quite easy it takes about three days.

What about the implementation team?

We used local people that were trained by Nutanix. Once deployed it takes two or three people to maintain the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

VMware licenses are quite expensive. Customers are getting cost benefits while using Nutanix. The licenses are billed annually.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also work with SimpliVity and VMware.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for flexibility, space-saving, power-saving, and the best ROI, this is the solution to use.

The solution is new in our market so there are no local representatives here.

Because this is a new product it is not yet certified with a lot of ERP vendors in this region.

I would rate this product an 8 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT Technical Architect at AVALIS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Secure, complete package, but implementation could improve

What is our primary use case?

We are using Zadara for disaster recovery. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Zadara is its ease of use and safety. Overall the solution is a complete package, it has all the features needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Zadara for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of Zadara is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very simple to increase the system, it is scalable. We are using Zadara with Oracle database and there are 2,000 users in the database. We have end users that are using this solution in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used the IBM disaster…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Zadara for disaster recovery. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Zadara is its ease of use and safety. Overall the solution is a complete package, it has all the features needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Zadara for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of Zadara is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very simple to increase the system, it is scalable.

We are using Zadara with Oracle database and there are 2,000 users in the database.

We have end users that are using this solution in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used the IBM disaster recovery solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the solution is complex.

I had one customer where the setup took approximately one month and another customer with a smaller system took one week.

What about the implementation team?

We have two people that do the deployment and maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of Zadara is very good and it covers everything. There is no subscription needed.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Zadara a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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