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Pros
"StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere is a software-defined storage solution that has reduced administration time for storage. It's pretty straightforward to install and setup it and so far it has been robust and worked as advertised from StarWind.""We have experienced multiple hardware failures at one site and the fault-tolerant volume worked exactly as expected with zero downtime.""Having the ability to scale horizontally if needed is a huge plus for future growth.""VSAN works great; it's very easy to install, configure, and manage.""StarWind vSAN has allowed us to leverage our server infrastructure more completely without the need to add more hardware.""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.""A typical system administrator with minimal experience in Hyper-V, VMware, or Windows can do VSAN configuration and maintain VSAN operations.""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."

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"They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads back and forth.""The most valuable feature is the set of user tools that are available.""No concerns regarding the footprint in the data center."

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"I love InfoSite. That gets you a lot of good detailed information.""HPE's InfoSight software, which does the comparative analysis and artificial intelligence built-in in the box, and with Nimble they do well against the competition. Additionally, the dashboards are good.""The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads.""Nimble DHCI is really user friendly and not complex""The nice thing about it is that it truly integrates with the cloud, so I can move my volumes bi-directionally in and out of the cloud.""Very good in-line compression.""It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors."

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Cons
"We would like the documentation to be more complete. Most items are covered, but if you don't know something, you may need to contact their support.""I would like to see some additional, and possibly clearer, implementation videos with some slower and possibly more detailed descriptions of what the various steps of implementation are for someone who is unfamiliar with high availability and failover clustering in Windows.""It would help if the manufacturer provided clearer and more detailed documentation, with explanations of how the application can be installed in various HA configurations.""Updating the software can be a bit tricky.""Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers.""If there was a way to automatically put disks in maintenance mode when shutting the host down and exit maintenance mode automatically, that would simplify things.""This solution should be more self-sufficient, running without creating domains or failover clusters.""I would like to see options for automated notifications of any changes, including, for example, synchronization issues."

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"Scalability is an area that could be improved. We are looking at a maximum of 32 nodes now in a cluster, but going to 64 or 128 would be a major advantage.""Upgrades are carried out manually.""Compatibility with other hardware nodes needs to be improved."

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"Their documentation needs to be simpler to read yet more detailed so it's easy to compare models and easier for clients to pick.""Sometimes the technical support would get back to us in two hours, but other times it would take them two or even three days to respond.""The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options.""Lacking integration to the cloud.""HPE Nimble Storage dHCI currently is promoting only VMware as a hypervisor, whereas if they can look into other OSs, such as KVM or Red Hat, it would be an improvement.""The only issue I'm really running into is we have a SQL server that we're having a lot of high IO latency on one of my drives and it's my data drive from my SQL server. It's not really giving me any good information as to where that latency is coming from, so that's what I'm trying to track down and troubleshoot.""The initial setup is a little bit complicated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.""The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.""The premium support from StarWinds is a must have. The ability to have access to a storage engineer 24/7 is a must for a production environment.""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.""StarWind is a low-cost, full-featured alternative to the traditional SAN environment, and their support will guide you every step of the setup.""Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.""There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost."

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"There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure."

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"I think it's priced right and it's extremely intelligent.""The customers have found the solution to be expensive. However, when compared to the competition the price is reasonable."

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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: They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads… more »
Top Answer: There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure. The issue comes down to affordability relative… more »
Top Answer: They have to be more compatible. When you are looking at Nutanix versus vSan with VMware, the operating system licenses… more »
Top Answer: It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors.
Top Answer: The user interface is not as good or easy as the competition, for example, Nutanix. That's what we do find. The initial… more »
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Also Known As
vSAN Ready Nodes
Nimble Storage dHCI
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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.

Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are pre-configured building blocks that reduce deployment
risks with certified configurations, improve storage efficiency by up to 50%1
, and can help
you build or scale your vSAN cluster faster.14 Whether you're just getting started, and/or
expanding your existing VMware environment, Dell EMC is here for you every step of the
way with consulting, education, deployment and support services for the entire solution.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI an intelligent platform with the flexibility of converged and the simplicity of HCI. It disaggregates compute and storage and integrates hyperconverged control to give enterprises simple infrastructure management on a flexible architecture.

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Rackspace
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Non Profit7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise34%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 20th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 7 reviews. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 7.4, while HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes writes "A unified support structure is an important asset; manual upgrades should be automated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Provides the flexibility needed to scale storage and compute independently". Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and HPE SimpliVity, whereas HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX. See our Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes vs. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI report.

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