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Pros
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support. They are excellent and you can learn a lot from the support team.""The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space.""A typical system administrator with minimal experience in Hyper-V, VMware, or Windows can do VSAN configuration and maintain VSAN operations.""The ability for us to manage all of our nodes from the same console makes systems administration very easy.""We have experienced multiple hardware failures at one site and the fault-tolerant volume worked exactly as expected with zero downtime.""StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere is a software-defined storage solution that has reduced administration time for storage. It's pretty straightforward to install and setup it and so far it has been robust and worked as advertised from StarWind.""The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure.""The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing."

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"The single-pane-of-glass VMware interface makes configuration and management easy so you do not need IT specialists."

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"What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability.""The ease of deployment is very good.""Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage.""It supports multi-cloud integration that includes AWS, Google, and Azure.""In the world of IT operations, there is a lot of noise. Traditionally, systems would generate a great deal of alerts, events, and notifications, often leading to the operator either a) not seeing critical alerts since they are lost in the noise or b) disregarding the alerts/events.""The most valuable feature I have found to be the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV).""One of the most valuable features that can be found, is the inclusion of a hypervisor for free.""It has a single pane of glass and you don't have to jump around various toolsets."

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"I wish there was online support because email return takes a long time and a faster solution should be found.""I would like to see some additional, and possibly clearer, implementation videos with some slower and possibly more detailed descriptions of what the various steps of implementation are for someone who is unfamiliar with high availability and failover clustering in Windows.""Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer.""I found that certain browsers are not fully compatible with the administration web access portal.""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""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.""The main thing I would like to see improved is the level of documentation.""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."

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"A new company took over the product and now the support for Maxta has gone way downhill."

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"I would like to see official compatibility with Red Hat in the future.""In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.""This product would be improved if it included a hybrid cloud solution.""The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve.""It would be great if they could improve the GUI features.""The cost of the solution is too expensive. There are other options, such as VMware, that are offered for less money. In Latin America, it seems to be overpriced for the market.""The patch updates of Nutanix Acropolis could be improved. I'm work on the corporate side, but I get feedback from our IT team that patch updates and other updates are taking a significantly longer time. This definitely needs to be resolved. We are in discussion with Nutanix regarding certain configuration issues we are having, so maybe something can be changed to ease these patch updates.""Limits on increasing space with the inability to have or attach external storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.""This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost.""The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect.""We found that the pricing was perfect; simple and clear.""The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.""I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most.""StarWind is a low-cost, full-featured alternative to the traditional SAN environment, and their support will guide you every step of the setup."

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"We got the renewal done recently, and there was no cost involved.""My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it.""There is a license required for this solution and my clients usually purchase a two-year license with extended support. The price of the solution could be reduced, it is more expensive than competitors.""The price of the solution is high.""The cost of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is reasonable.""Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive.""The pricing is fair for the package.""The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."

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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.

Maxta MxSP software-defined storage solutions provide organizations the choice to deploy hyper-convergence on any x86 server, using any hypervisor and any combination of storage devices. 

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.

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Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
VSS Monitoring, Vedams, ESG, City Government of Venray, Intel, Driscoll's
St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company7%
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider15%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise32%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix, StarWind, DataCore and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS). Updated: November 2021.
554,382 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Maxta is ranked 16th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 47 reviews. Maxta is rated 7.0, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Maxta writes "Has the ability to have a single-pane-of-glass using the VMware interface but it needs better support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". Maxta is most compared with VMware vSAN, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.

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