StarWind HyperConverged Appliance Pros

EJ
I.T. Manager at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup seems to be very straightforward.
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JC
Systems Analyst at The Bethany Group
Their support team is extremely helpful, and they are pretty friendly and knowledgeable.
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AT
Systems Engineer & Cloud Specialist at myCRECloud | Cloud Application Hosting
The StarWind array has greatly improved our workflow internally as it is quite easy to use and provides robust features that allow us to provide anything our clients need quickly and efficiently.
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StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
January 2023
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Carl Marshall - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Winchester Utility System
It did not hurt that the price for the hardware and three years of support cost less than the disparate hardware the cluster used to run on.
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AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
With proactive support, StarWind deploys and configures the solution for you.
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reviewer1671795 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Southeast Aerospace, Inc.
The high-quality hardware options, directly affecting performance, have significantly improved the user experience and are well worth the cost.
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RF
Systems Engineer / Systems Administrator
The solution has provided our company with a fully redundant virtual environment at half the cost of a traditional SAN implementation.
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BG
IT Manager at Conestoga
StarWind is very resilient and built off of quality vendor hardware.
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DR
Director of IT at BLDD ARCHITECTS INC
I do like that I can manage StarWind with a console running on my local desktop.
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MR
General Do It All at Western Idaho Cabinets, Inc.
Repair efforts have been reduced to nearly nothing.
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StarWind HyperConverged Appliance Cons

EJ
I.T. Manager at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
We have to pay for support, which is high-end support. That can be expensive, at least for us.
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JC
Systems Analyst at The Bethany Group
The only thing that can use improvement is the StarWind Management Console and Command Center.
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AT
Systems Engineer & Cloud Specialist at myCRECloud | Cloud Application Hosting
The only issue we have seen is with the StarWind Server Manager. We have had to continually reboot the server in order to use it.
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Buyer's Guide
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
January 2023
Learn what your peers think about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2023.
670,400 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Carl Marshall - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Winchester Utility System
CSVs require the storage to be configured through iSCSI, even though the storage is local.
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AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The monitoring and reporting console can be improved in the sense that it can have more information on it.
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reviewer1671795 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Southeast Aerospace, Inc.
The only area that surprised me had to do with the fact that each host runs a StarWind virtual machine used to maintain the health of the vSAN, which individually uses 24GB of memory per host. You should keep this in mind when determining the resources you will need when selecting hardware and components for your specific setup. If I knew that, I would have chosen to add more memory per host to make up for the use.
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RF
Systems Engineer / Systems Administrator
The only issue we have had was the issue of performance, however, that is only due to the fact that we purchased a mix of SSD and regular spindle drives, and restoring databases was slow as it was trying to restore the database using the spindle drives.
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BG
IT Manager at Conestoga
At times there has been a language barrier when communicating issues.
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DR
Director of IT at BLDD ARCHITECTS INC
Although the setup documentation was very complete and succinct, I found StarWind documentation to be a bit sparse.
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MR
General Do It All at Western Idaho Cabinets, Inc.
I'd like a better UI and some limitations on "breaking it."
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Buyer's Guide
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
January 2023
Learn what your peers think about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2023.
670,400 professionals have used our research since 2012.