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5 Years

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About 2 years ago
Contributed a review of StarWind HyperConverged Appliance: Great management console, good support, and great performance
Over 2 years ago
I will give you a seat of the pants experience. I think number one, as with all technology will be cyber security. Virtualization was sort of "hidden" for quite some time and wasn't as easy a target as other technologies. Until last year, quite honestly our VMware on-premise…
Over 2 years ago
I think VMware Horizon View is a very solid product.  I think it is the most mature product on the whole spectrum. All virtual desktop environments require tuning for performance. Depending on the size of the company you don't need 1/10 of the bells & whistles that the…
Almost 4 years ago
Hyper-converged is typically an "all in one box/rack" solution. It consists of compute, storage & network resources all tied together physically (and through software).  Hyper-converged for a pro - is a complete solution. You don't have to architect it. All you have to know…
Almost 4 years ago
It's a mature product - it works well and is supported well. Having all our desktops and data in one place - data center - makes life so much simplier.
Almost 4 years ago
Well 99% of those terms are marketing. Typically when a vendor asks - are you converged or do you have a hyper-converged infrastructure it is about hardware. But you have it backwards. Typically HCI is a "packaged" solution. It is the compute, storage & networking in one…
About 4 years ago
I think the things to be considered are - How is it managed? Is it part of another solution? - How does it cache? Are their multiple levels of cache? How good is it in caching? - How does it handle the networking side? You must have a sync "ring" and an access "ring" of…
Almost 5 years ago
Typically the definition is sort of marketing/sales term (IMHO) that describe a "box" - piece of hardware that has CPU, RAM, storage & networking and oftentimes even bundles the hypervisor as a single package. Everything all in one chassis. Sort of an extension of the blade…
Over 5 years ago
I share your comments - the support is outstanding. It is a good even great product but the support is what is going to make me stay with StarWind.
Over 5 years ago
I agree. The product is good - great even. But the support is the secret sauce. StarWind support is fantastic.
Over 5 years ago
Over 5 years ago
Performance followed very closely by reliability - and all that closely tied together by "how much does this *%^& cost?" Performance = real life what does it feel like at the other end of the wire.

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Over 5 years ago
Virtualized the desktop infrastructure of a medium sized
Virtualized the desktop infrastructure of a medium sized architectural firm. I tested with a small ESXi server in each office and using RDP at first. When that was successful we expanded the project to "real" ESXi servers and a SAN. Our current iteration is a 3 host cluster…
Over 5 years ago
Updated our Phone System
Updated our Phone System - that's the simple description. And in truth setting up 3CX was very easy. Easy to setup. Easy to configure. The hardest part was getting the employee buy-in and support. That was an uphill battle all the way. But by eliminating traditional analog…

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About 2 years ago
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

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Almost 4 years ago
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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About me

Computer infrastructure guy. Experience with all Windows operating systems, servers, workstations, PC, laptops, etc.
VMware specialist, NAS/SAN & networking.

Specialties: Active Directory, DFS (site to site replication), networking, servers, VMware, backup solutions

Interesting Projects and Accomplishments

Over 5 years ago