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"A great feature is that I basically set it and forget it, as everything is automatic.""It has given the company an almost zero possibility of downtime.""Using our own choice of HW allowed us to price our service to answer our customers' needs.""Virtual SAN runs on iSCSI, which is free and easy to configure. It's easy to manage from StarWind's GUI console, and it only required a few extra switch ports.""High Availability is the best feature of product.""Recovery and maintenance are now less stressful and most importantly, it allows our users to keep working.""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.""The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure."

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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.""No concerns regarding the footprint in the data center.""Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is scalable""The most valuable feature is the set of user tools that are available."

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"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.""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."

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"The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for Linux and macOS, as it would reduce implementation costs.""StarWind relies on the underlying OS to manage the "SAN files" whether that would be a RAID volume, software RAID (such as LVM), etc. It would be useful if StarWind could incorporate the actual physical drive management inside of the solution, similar to Storage Spaces Direct.""Perhaps more reporting features on the utilization, usage, and performance of the configured high-availability images and underlying physical disks would be helpful.""I found that certain browsers are not fully compatible with the administration web access portal.""It would be helpful if StarWind provided more precise and detailed documentation explaining how to configure the solution in various scenarios, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.""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.""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.""When StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere nodes go offline unexpectedly, the nodes have to re-sync disks fully which takes a long time. We had a power failure and when both nodes came online, VMware vSphere didn't see StarWind disks before I manually re-scanned them form ESXi administration console even though it should happen automatically"

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"Compatibility with other hardware nodes needs to be improved.""Upgrades are carried out manually.""The deployment is done by doing it one by one and could be simplified.""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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions."
  • "This is the best priced solution for an SMB."
  • "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 seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive."
  • "I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."
  • "I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect."
  • "The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
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  • "There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure."
  • "The price of the solution was reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
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    The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.
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    The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for… more »
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    They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads… more »
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    There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure. The issue comes down to affordability relative… more »
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    They have to be more compatible. When you are looking at Nutanix versus vSan with VMware, the operating system licenses… more »
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    Also Known As
    vSAN Ready Nodes
    FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes
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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.

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

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    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    Construction Company6%
    Engineering Company6%
    Non Profit6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government6%
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    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Cloud Provider6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business66%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 20th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 4 reviews while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 22nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 7.2, while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0. 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 Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Good functionality and pricing but needs better security". Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX, whereas Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Sangfor HCI and NetApp HCI. See our Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure report.

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