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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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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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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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StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
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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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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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Dan Reynolds - PeerSpot reviewer
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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PT
Network and Information Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Live migration between nodes was quick and simple.
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reviewer1462674 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at inSync Computer Solutions
The full suite of redundancy gives a nice sense of security for the whole environment.
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Igor Beck - PeerSpot reviewer
IT-Administrator at Milchwerk Jäger GmbH
It is a safe, fast, and cost-effective storage system that improved our systems to have zero downtime.
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reviewer1390521 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Service Supervisor at VIP Technology Solutions Group
With StarWind's Proactive monitoring we can go about our day helping our customers and not have to worry about our cluster's health.
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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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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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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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Buyer's Guide
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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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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Dan Reynolds - PeerSpot reviewer
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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PT
Network and Information Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Perhaps the initial configuration and documentation could be a little clearer and simpler to follow.
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reviewer1462674 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at inSync Computer Solutions
I think some performance metrics would be nice to see, especially on the storage side.
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Igor Beck - PeerSpot reviewer
IT-Administrator at Milchwerk Jäger GmbH
It would be nice if it were possible to do the ISCSI setup that you do on Windows directly in the management GUI of StarWind.
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reviewer1390521 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Service Supervisor at VIP Technology Solutions Group
Multi cluster support for their Command Console would be very beneficial. Currently, you can only work with a single cluster at a time. The console is new so I expect much growth in this area in the near future. The other area that could be improved is the tech support locale.
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Buyer's Guide
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.