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Pros
"The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space.""It allows me to configure High Availability and failover clustering with some fault tolerance, at a cost point that doesn’t break the bank for a small business budget.""The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing.""The management interface on the software is very simple. It is insanely simple compared to most SANs. The interface is also powerful when used to complete tasks that an IT administrator needs to complete.""In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems.""vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy.""This solution made it possible to deploy a new infrastructure in the shortest amount of time, at a low cost without purchasing expensive hardware storage, and use unused servers.""The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business."

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"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.""The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads.""Very good in-line compression.""Nimble DHCI is really user friendly and not complex""It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors.""I love InfoSite. That gets you a lot of good detailed information."

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"We find the setup quite straightforward and very easy."

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Cons
"If there was one thing we could request, it would be the ability to shrink volumes. For example, we want to be able to decrease in the size of the volume.""I think the setup could be streamlined a bit.""I see no need for major improvements but there could be some improvements in the form of notifications and the simplifying of maintenance mode.""Having more support plan options would be nice.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""Management of VSAN itself could be improved. A Web UI for management would be great rather than an application installation. StarWind is testing a command center virtual appliance that I have installed in my environment.""New versions of this solution should be tested more thoroughly before the release as we had a few problems with one version due to a bug.""If there was one feature I would like to see it would be a built-in subsystem for managing UPS backups shutdown procedures providing a way to initiate VM shutdown on all host servers, shut down the host servers, then put the fault-tolerant mirroring in standby, and finally shut down the StarWind SANs."

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"The initial setup is a little bit complicated.""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.""Their documentation needs to be simpler to read yet more detailed so it's easy to compare models and easier for clients to pick.""The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options.""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.""Lacking integration to the cloud."

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"The user management could be a bit better. It's something they could improve upon in future releases."

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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, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions.""This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost.""I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most.""The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.""Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.""This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.""I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."

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"I think it's priced right and it's extremely intelligent."

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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: The nice thing about it is that it truly integrates with the cloud, so I can move my volumes bi-directionally in and out… more »
Top Answer: Nimble It's only available using iSCSI — Nimble can run iSCSI or Fiber Channel. Although iSCSI is cheaper, from a… more »
Top Answer: We find the setup quite straightforward and very easy.
Top Answer: Customers really like the pricing as it's quite affordable for them.
Top Answer: The user management could be a bit better. It's something they could improve upon in future releases.
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Nimble Storage dHCI
Lenovo VX Series, ThinkAgile VX Series
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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.

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.

Differentiating yourself from the competition is vital in today’s fast-moving business environment. To support your business, IT systems must be simple, agile, and cost-effective so you can meet your customers’ requirements to be ever online. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series enables you to meet these requirements by focusing on the business outcome you require, rather than on building your infrastructure.

ThinkAgile VX Series, powered by VMware vSAN, is available in several models. Each is preconfigured, pretested, and optimized to provide the simplest way to bring a new VMware hyperconverged environment online. If you have an existing VMware environment, the VX Series can integrate into it easily.

Designed for any size business from SMBs through large enterprises, VX Series can be used as infrastructure for remote office/branch office (ROBO) and retail stores as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and enterprise applications.

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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Top Industries
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Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Non Profit7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
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HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 11th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 6 reviews while Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series is ranked 17th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.4, while Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Provides the flexibility needed to scale storage and compute independently". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series writes "Stable with good pricing and pretty good technical support". HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX, whereas Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series is most compared with VxRail, Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, HPE SimpliVity and HPE Hyper Converged.

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