StarWind Virtual SAN Pros

MIT - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Administrator at Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG
The install itself is easy as pie.
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reviewer1667487 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Architect at HS Data Ltd
The solution is also quite flexible. As an example, other vSAN solutions that we looked at had more stringent requirements regarding mixed HDD/SSD storage which wouldn't have worked in our environment.
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Eren Cakmak - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator at Kemmler Kemmler GmbH
With an uptime of 384 days, StarWind has improved overall server reliability.
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StarWind Virtual SAN
November 2022
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SN
Principal of ICT Infrastructure and Services at Northgate High School
The fact that we can expand our storage and add on to our compute nodes easily and how amazing the StarWind technical support team is really adding value to our purchase.
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SH
Automation Engineer at Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
The StarWind Virtual SAN provides a clever and unique solution to the Computing Split Brain problem.
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CM
I.T. Director at MBI
It has been extremely stable for the three years we've been running it.
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BR
Information Technology Supervisor at Northwest Medical Center-Winfield
Besides being 80% cheaper than the other alternatives, the simplicity makes reconfiguration and support much easier.
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reviewer1495242 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at Daifuku America
A great feature is that I basically set it and forget it, as everything is automatic.
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TO
Manager, Network at Burnham Holdings Inc
The ROI is great on this product.
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PS
Senior Cloud Services Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has allowed us to save a lot of time and money by letting us create a vSAN within a Windows VM on the environment it controls.
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StarWind Virtual SAN Cons

MIT - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Administrator at Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG
Feature-wise we are only waiting for the release of a "planned disaster" feature that would allow us to patch a hypervisor node without having to take the full storage offline.
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reviewer1667487 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Architect at HS Data Ltd
The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation.
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Eren Cakmak - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator at Kemmler Kemmler GmbH
While we had little to no issues in setting up StarWind and received excellent support from the StarWind technicians, we would have appreciated a clearer guideline for a setup with the free version of StarWind Management Console or, in other words - for the setup with the PowerShell.
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StarWind Virtual SAN
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about StarWind Virtual SAN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
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SN
Principal of ICT Infrastructure and Services at Northgate High School
We don't really have any issues with this product.
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SH
Automation Engineer at Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
I would like them to invest time in reducing the complexity of the startup and shutdown procedure.
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CM
I.T. Director at MBI
I would definitely like to see quite a bit more on the monitoring side of things.
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BR
Information Technology Supervisor at Northwest Medical Center-Winfield
A web management interface would be good, especially for those coming from other solutions that have one.
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reviewer1495242 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at Daifuku America
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.
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TO
Manager, Network at Burnham Holdings Inc
The documentation is good yet is still lacking in a few areas.
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PS
Senior Cloud Services Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be good to have a little more access to control certain aspects within the UI.
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Buyer's Guide
StarWind Virtual SAN
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about StarWind Virtual SAN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.