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"This product has good performance."

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"It's completely hyper-converged, so it's very convenient.""Overall the solution is very good.""The technical support is good. We are always thankful for the technical support from VMware. They are very supportive when we have a technical problem.""The installation is very easy.""I like the orchestration feature.""The solution is quite stable.""The solution has high performance.""The high availability is very good."

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Cons
"The response time for read requests can be improved."

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"Its installation should be easier, and its price should be cheaper. It would be good for the product if they can include the data locality feature.""The stability needs to be improved.""If one node out of your ten nodes fails, it takes a lot of time to replicate and rebalance VMware vSAN. This time can be reduced. When a node fails and the data is not accessible, vSAN has to be rebalanced to make the redundancy level of two again. However, if it is taking a lot of time and any other hardware fails during that time, then we have a problem. Two disk failures mean that all data will be lost, and we may have to recover it from the backup. So, the number of threads that run to do the rebalancing could be more so that the time taken to make it fully redundant again is not so much.""Troubleshooting tools could be improved.""The price for the hard drive, for vSAN, is very expensive.""In a future release, they could add micro-segmentation or security level features integrated into vSAN.""This product is very expensive.""When you upgrade the vSAN, there are some issues like lost data and problems with the log. The log disappears. When you upgrade the solution, you must have several logs, so if you have some problems, you can check the log server to find them."

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  • "The best features come included without any additional cost."
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  • "If they could reduce the cost, it would be better. Licensing costs are something that they could take care of. If you are a smaller and strong IT team, then VMware vSAN is a very good product. If you want to expand in the service provider space, then you will have to go for an open-source solution like OpenStack. We are now looking at OpenStack because we sell licensing costs. We are a service provider, so the IT component data is a substantial component in our overall costing. We feel that OpenStack might help us to cut down the licensing cost. Therefore, we are looking at SAS storage instead of vSAN. SAS is open source, but it is not wise to have open source without having the backend support. We are using RedHat SAS, and it is an open-source solution. You can also have a free version, but we are using it with support from RedHat so that we have somebody to back us up in case we have a problem. If you do normal business, then IT expense is 1% or 2% of the total turnover. The higher licensing costs sometimes don't make difference to the big companies who are not service providers and are using it only for their internal use. For them, the IT cost is 1% or 2%, but for an IT service provider, the IT costs will go up to 15% to 16% of the total cost of the operations. This is where the licensing costs become irrelevant. For example, the licensing cost of using VMware, VC, and vSAN is 8% of my monthly revenue. Every month, I pay about $35,000, and, with the revised plan, it will be something like $50,000 or revenue of 600k per month, which means almost 8% of the revenue is going into VMware licensing. In a very competitive world, 8% as a cost element is huge. So, if I can bring it down to 2%, I save 6% in revenue expenditure. In terms of profit, 6% of 30% is something like another 25% increase in my profit. My profit can be almost 25%. It would be 20% to 25% in case I am able to handle the licensing costs and bring them to a very low level. Because these IT costs are substantial for us, that is why we are going with OpenStack. OpenStack has a limitation that it requires more hardware. There will be some increase in the hardware cost, but overall we will save 5% to 6% of our licensing cost by using OpenStack."
  • "It is fairly cost-effective for entry to mid-level performance based on the underlying hardware components."
  • "The price is expensive."
  • "It is an expensive solution. There should be more flexible with licensing to allow small businesses the essentials of the solution's features."
  • "The price of vSAN could be lower."
  • "It is too expensive."
  • "It is expensive, but you get what you pay for."
  • "The price is okay."
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    Questions from the Community
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    This product has good performance.
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    The best features come included without any additional cost.
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    Overview

    InfiniBox, high performance enterprise data storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications. Based upon a fully abstracted set of software driven storage functions layered on top of industry standard hardware, INFINIDAT delivers a fast, highly available, and easy-to-deploy storage system.

    Unmatched reliability and performance (99.99999% uptime) is delivered through an innovative self-healing architecture, high performance double-parity RAID, and comprehensive end-to-end data verification capability. In addition, an efficient data distribution architecture that uses all drives all the time, and a very large flash cache, deliver ultra-high performance with up to 1M IOPS, and over 12GB/s throughput along with our InfiniMetrics detailed performance monitoring.

    VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

    What vSAN Does

    1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
    2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
    3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise67%

    INFINIDAT InfiniBox is ranked 3rd in Enterprise SAN with 1 review while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 65 reviews. INFINIDAT InfiniBox is rated 7.0, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniBox writes "Good performance, suitable for big data, but the response time could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". INFINIDAT InfiniBox is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC XtremIO, Dell EMC Unity XT and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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