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"We found that the pricing was perfect; simple and clear.""I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most.""This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.""The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.""I think the cost of this solution is quite fair.""I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN.""Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.""If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise."

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"The pricing for this solution is good.""The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors."

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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.
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Also Known As
VxFlex, VxRack FLEX, PowerFlex
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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.

VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.

The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Canopy, 8x8Inc., Atos, Canadian Pacific, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Xerox
University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company7%
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government4%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise68%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Dell EMC PowerFlex is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews while FlexPod is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure. Dell EMC PowerFlex is rated 8.6, while FlexPod is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerFlex writes "Good stability and scalability with excellent reliability". On the other hand, Dell EMC PowerFlex is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE Hyper Converged, whereas FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, HPE ConvergedSystem and Dell EMC VxBlock System.

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