We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"Quick setup, great support, stability is great""It has given the company an almost zero possibility of downtime.""It's quite easy to install.""The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business.""When using new (warranty) servers, you can forget about the storage service for several years. The users will not even notice the failure of two servers out of three.""Using our own choice of HW allowed us to price our service to answer our customers' needs.""High Availability is the best feature of product.""The ability to run the software virtually on every virtualization platform and the ability to eliminate all storage vendor locking are the most valuable features."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Pros »

"The technical support has been very good for this solution.""Overall, the solution is extremely easy, flexible and secure.""The price of the solution is good, especially when it comes to complex network solutions, such as UCS and Connect.""It's very easy to use and quite a mature product.""The scalability of the product is quite good overall - as long as you plan correctly from the outset.""The solution is easy to use and to learn. It is well integrated with VMware.""It is very scalable. It is also very secure. Cisco's security portfolio is integrated with it, which makes it secure. It is a platform-based device. Its performance is also fairly good in comparison to any other solution.""Its most valuable feature is its flexibility."

More Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros »

"The solution is stable and everything is taken care of through the Huawei support center. They ensure everything is running smoothly. It's been very good.""The pricing of the solution is excellent. It's one of the main reasons a customer chooses Huawei. It's much, much better than VMware."

More Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Pros »

Cons
"Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""I think the setup could be streamlined a bit.""Updating the software can be a bit tricky.""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.""Performance when in storage-separate configuration needs to be improved.""The main issue we ran into was the documentation. We attempted to set up the product in our test environment by ourselves and ran into several areas of the documentation that were unclear to us.""Android app for monitoring and receiving push notifications as alarms or monitoring I/O from any mobile device could be a good feature and nice to have as we are not always on our desk."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Cons »

"We need to be able to scale out and not just up. When you want to scale up or scale out, you are quite limited.""If we compare it with VMware, the VMware product is basically very open, and it can be easily integrated with any platform. VMware product is also available on the cloud and is not an appliance-based product, whereas Cisco HyperFlex is an appliance-based product. Companies that want to use HCI as a platform or as a service would prefer something without an appliance. A SaaS-based product is better for a customer who is using the cloud and has multiple resources, workflows, and devices on the cloud and wants to go for a hyper-converged solution. This is where improvement is needed. In addition to an appliance-based product, Cisco should provide a SaaS-based product. Its price should be lower. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Its price is a big road blocker when competing against Nutanix and VMware, which are its main competitors.""When it comes to customer needs, the licensing price could be better.""Unlike other options, you need to pay a subscription to Cisco yearly instead of paying for the hardware outright, which makes it more expensive in the long run.""I would rate the installation of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series an eight out of ten. It can be complex.""The pricing is pretty expensive.""There are sometimes issues with memory failure.""This solution is lacking in replication and backup abilities that I would like to see in a future release similar to HPE SimpliVity."

More Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Cons »

"Technical support needs improvement. There's a lot of language barriers.""t would be helpful if the solution was able to collaborate or integrate with other well-known monitoring tools. Right now, you have to work hard to get it configured. It would be a good selling point for them if they could open up their solution to more integrations."

More Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"The support contract is well worth it. The price for it was very reasonable and their team has been very engaged whenever we reach out.""The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.""I think the cost of this solution is quite fair.""The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect.""The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions.""We found that the pricing was perfect; simple and clear.""If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The licensing is perpetual and the only thing that you may need to pay for on a monthly basis is if you're going to use their cloud-based management features.""Its price is rather fair when compared with other solutions like VxRail, vSAN, and HPE SimpliVity. We got a fair amount of discount from Cisco for Cisco HyperFlex. It is cost-effective. We have renewed storage till next year, and we have already paid the vendor. When we talk about HyperFlex or any HCI solution, storage is the part where we can reduce a lot of costs. At the current moment, we are already using NetApp storage, which did not allow us to go for a full Cisco HyperFlex setup. We are planning to go to a larger scale next year. Then we will be able to see how cost-effective it really is for us.""Its price is high. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Nutanix or VMware are cheaper products, and they provide almost the same functionality. Its price is a big road blocker when we are working with an end customer, and Nutanix and VMware are in competition. If they can reduce its price, it is actually a better choice for customers.""HyperFlex is a little pricey.""We are on an annual subscription and the price is fair."

More Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Hyper-Converged (HCI) solutions are best for your needs.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
Top Answer: The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.
Top Answer: The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for… more »
Top Answer:  Cisco HyperFlex HS series vs Nutanix Acropolis AOS Cisco HyperFlex gives extended hyper-convergence functions… more »
Top Answer: VxRail provides stable solutions for technical problems while at the same time not being too expensive for a company to… more »
Top Answer: Performance-wise, everything is good. So far, we haven't had any issues. There has been no downtime at all.
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Comparisons
Also Known As
FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes
Learn More
Overview

For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:

  • Enterprise-class data management
  • Continuous data optimization
  • Securely encrypted storage
  • Dynamic data placement
  • Clusterwide parallel data distribution
  • Linear and incremental scaling
  • API-based data platform architecture
  • A simplified approach

Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.

Offer
30-days for free

Try it today

Learn more about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
Learn more about Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City Harvest
Information Not Available
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company7%
Non Profit7%
Engineering Company7%
Construction Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Government10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company24%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company22%
Cloud Provider6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise34%
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise66%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise67%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 7th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 13 reviews while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 22nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 7.6, while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series writes "An all-in-one option that is stable and offers good management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Good functionality and pricing but needs better security". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and HPE SimpliVity, whereas Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Sangfor HCI and Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes. See our Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure report.

See our list of best Hyper-Converged (HCI) vendors.

We monitor all Hyper-Converged (HCI) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.