We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"High Availability is the best feature of product.""The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure.""It has a nice, simple control panel. You can clearly see the state and health of storage along with the synchronization.""It is extremely stable.""The ability for us to manage all of our nodes from the same console makes systems administration very easy.""Using our own choice of HW allowed us to price our service to answer our customers' needs.""A great feature is that I basically set it and forget it, as everything is automatic.""PowerShell library is pretty good feature as I created with APC PowerChute a script to put volumes on maintenance mode then turning off the StarWind nodes together with the VM and Hosts when UPS reaches 15 percent, this way after a blackout or electrical problems when turning servers on again, there is no issues for syncing or data loss due to energy interrupts."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Pros »

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

More HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Pros »

"It is stable and scalable.""I like that you can add other types of services.""Both the scalability and stability of this solution are excellent.""The consolidation of the management in one control point is the most valuable. The whole infrastructure management is consolidated in just one console point. The documentation is also pretty good.""The most useful feature is the solution's automation in terms of how we are able to spin up a certain workload in real-time when we are doing R&D."

More Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure Pros »

Cons
"Maybe in the future, the replication will be supported in more cloud providers.""It would be nice to add the ability to use raw partitions instead of file containers.""Perhaps more reporting features on the utilization, usage, and performance of the configured high-availability images and underlying physical disks would be helpful.""A mobile app to sync up for overview and status would really be helpful.""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).""In the next release, they could make some graphs of the real-time loading, speed of storage, and interfaces. Of course, these can be viewed in other places. But, in the event of a malfunction or troubleshooting, this would be convenient.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""A great feature would be a wizard and to include a new disk in the SAN. At the moment, including a new disk requires several steps - some that must be done at the OS level and others in each node."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Cons »

"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 solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options.""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 initial setup is a little bit complicated.""Lacking integration to the cloud."

More HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Cons »

"It should be more user-friendly, in my opinion.""The licensing policy needs to be improved. They have a licensing policy based on the number of CPU sockets. Nowadays what has happened is that the license they are trying to move is based on the number of CPU cores. With the advancement in technology there are now more cores in a single CPU. It's been very challenging in terms of managing the license around everything. Today we have a processor with 24 and 32 cores on the same physical CPU.""The cloud deployment could be improved.""It is not user-friendly, and it is very difficult to operate. You have to have a deep understanding of the technical details of the infrastructure to implement it. When you compare it with VMware, it is totally different because the graphical user interface is not that easy to understand. It is not intuitive. To use it, you have to read a lot of documentation and even understand what is going on behind the solution. It is not for someone who has a little bit of knowledge. Currently, it is too complex. I need something that is easy to implement. It should have a basic configuration as well as a complex configuration.""The main issue is the initial investment. It is an expensive product, and it should be cheaper. It should also be easier to use and manage. The professional service for this solution is quite complex and expensive."

More Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure Cons »

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.""There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.""This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost.""The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.""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.""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.""This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Pricing and Cost Advice »

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

More HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Pricing and Cost Advice »

"It is quite pricey.""Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is an open-sourced, low-cost solution with full features."

More Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Hyper-Converged (HCI) solutions are best for your needs.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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: The main issue is the initial investment. It is an expensive product, and it should be cheaper. It should also be easier… more »
Top Answer: It has storage and Hypervisor from Red Hat. It is used for computing and the virtualization workload for databases and… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
Nimble Storage dHCI
Red Hat HCI, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization
Learn More
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.

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure - based on our leading OpenStack and virtualization platforms - provides co-located, scalable, software-defined compute and storage, driven by Red Hat Ansible Automation on economical, industry-standard hardware.

Offer
30-days for free

Try it today

Learn more about HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
Learn more about Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Information Not Available
Information Not Available
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Non Profit7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company34%
Manufacturing Company5%
Non Profit3%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Large Enterprise86%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 11th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 6 reviews while Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is ranked 15th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 5 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.4, while Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is rated 8.6. 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 Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure writes "Stable and scalable with good automation capabilities". HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX, whereas Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is most compared with VMware vSAN, Sangfor HCI, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and VxRail. See our HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure report.

See our list of best Hyper-Converged (HCI) vendors.

We monitor all Hyper-Converged (HCI) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.