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Pros
"It is extremely stable.""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.""vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy.""It has a nice, simple control panel. You can clearly see the state and health of storage along with the synchronization.""Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us.""The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business.""The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space.""The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers."

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

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"The Continuous Data Protection (CDP) feature is one of the good features.""Sangfor has many solutions, and you can easily manage their machine servers with just one management. They're always striving for greatness, and they continuously update their products. For example, they have now built endpoint security within the firewall. They are continuously improving not only the security but also all other products.""The interface is very user-friendly.""I would rate the user-friendliness an eight out of ten.""It is flexible like a hyper-convergence system. You can add nodes, and you can scale to have better performance and stability. I also like the backup feature, the recovery system, and the web interface GUI to handle everything."

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Cons
"Management tools could be improved, sometimes the usage seems to be slowed down and confusing. A native web interface could also be an option. I love to see in the future port of the software on a general Linux distribution like RedHat or Ubuntu in order to avoid windows license costs. I would also like to see features like erasure coding implemented. On the VSAN software, I would like to see some improvements in the storage pools (eliminate the usage of the file as a data container and use the raw partition).""There is no Italian-language version of the software available.""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.""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.""Being able to run StarWind vSAN on top of any free UNIX operating system to build a resilient iSCSI/FTP/SMB storage system would be useful.""Performance when in storage-separate configuration needs to be improved.""Updating the software can be a bit tricky.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer."

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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.""Compatibility with other hardware nodes needs to be improved.""Upgrades are carried out manually."

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"The error reporting needs to be improved.""As far as I know, no hyper-convergence solution includes security, so you have to buy security from another brand. For example, you buy SimpliVity or Nutanix. They don't really have a security solution inside the product. It would be good if there is a security solution inside this solution so that it is not only for the virtualization of CPU, RAM, disk, and network but also for security.""It can have more compatibility and new features. I would also like to see better performance. Some of the other HCI solutions already provide the SSD and flash storage and much higher Intel processors. Sangfor HCI can improve on that.""Its virtual machine tools can be improved. These tools should be enhanced for use in other applications and operating systems, such as Linux.""Sangfor does not support a SAS configuration, which is something that we would like."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is the best priced solution for an SMB.""There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.""This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.""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.""I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN.""The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.""I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most.""This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost."

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

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"The price of Sangfor is cheaper than other competing products.""It is in the middle range as compared to other hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. There is a three-year warranty on the hardware. The license also includes other features. Sangfor has included Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and a built-in firewall with the license. Other top brands, such as VxRail and VMware, require a separate license for such features.""Its price should be better, but I don't think they will change the price list. You have to pay for licenses, and you have to pay for support, so you have an annual fee. You can use the product without the fee, but it's really dumb because you need support. We are an IT company. We provide the product, and we need the support too for our customers.""The pricing of Sangfor is very competitive."

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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: The Continuous Data Protection (CDP) feature is one of the good features.
Top Answer: It is in the middle range as compared to other hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. There is a three-year warranty… more »
Top Answer: Its virtual machine tools can be improved. These tools should be enhanced for use in other applications and operating… more »
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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.

Sangfor HCI consolidates traditional hardware-appliance-based security, IP network, storage network, server and storage into one tier of commodity hardware (x86 server), forming a standardized HCI unit. By building IT infrastructure with a standardized HCI vendor and realizing visible, centralized operation & management via a unified WEB platform, users can enjoy an ultra-simplified, on-demand IT framework that is evolvable. Enquire today to find out more about cloud data storage and other solutions.

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Rackspace
TOSHIBA TEC Singapore, J&T Express Indonesia, Crowne Plaza Vietnam, Hermina Hospital Indonesia
Top Industries
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Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Non Profit7%
Healthcare 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
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise34%
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Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 20th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews while Sangfor HCI is ranked 23rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 5 reviews. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 7.4, while Sangfor HCI is rated 6.6. 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 Sangfor HCI writes "Stable, good pricing and licensing, and useful CDP feature". Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and HPE Hyper Converged, whereas Sangfor HCI is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE SimpliVity, VxRail and StorMagic SvSAN. See our Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes vs. Sangfor HCI report.

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