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Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is #21 ranked solution in HCI Software. IT Central Station users give Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure an average rating of 8 out of 10. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most commonly compared to Nutanix Acropolis AOS: Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure vs Nutanix Acropolis AOS. The top industry researching this solution is Comms Service Provider, accounting for 42% of all views.
What is Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure?

Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.

Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is also known as FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes.

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Mohammad Ishaq
Solutions Architect at SNSKIES PVT LTD
Reseller
Top 5
Good functionality and pricing but needs better security

Pros and Cons

  • "The pricing of the solution is excellent. It's one of the main reasons a customer chooses Huawei. It's much, much better than VMware."
  • "Technical support needs improvement. There's a lot of language barriers."

What is our primary use case?

The main use case is for when the customer wants to publish their applications to the cloud or access the internet. We are using it where applications are quite critical and where we can't have any downtime.

What is most valuable?

The functionality of the solution is fairly good.

The pricing of the solution is excellent. It's one of the main reasons a customer chooses Huawei. It's much, much better than VMware.

What needs improvement?

The stability is poor as compared to VMware. It's a big issue for the customers as well. In our last two to three deployments we were having some issues with the hardware side. Huawei always offers its own hardware servers. However, there are stability issues associated with them. This isn't ideal when you have critical applications on the solution and you can't afford downtime.

The solution needs to focus more on network security. We do have NSX and we are integrating multiple applications like Carbon Black. 

From our perspective, if we're talking about multiple data centers, Huawei needs to have a virtualized solution, which can better compete with VMware.

Technical support needs improvement. There's a lot of language barriers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution lacks stability. VMware is much more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If we're talking about a small data center, which I have tested, it's okay in terms of scalability. We haven't had any feedback from the customer yet to make us believe it doesn't scale small data centers well. I haven't tested in an STDC architecture such as multiple data centers. I cannot say much about that. But for a smaller scale, I think it's okay. It works. For a larger scale, I'm not sure. I'd have questions for them.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is a bit slower and weaker because the teams are comprised of mainly Chinese techs, so there's a lot of language barriers for us. The local support in Pakistan is not that good yet. For the switching and network parts, Huawei is pretty good, however, for technical support in general, I think there's some room for improvement.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use VMware. It's more expensive, but it's also more stable and offers a virtualized solution. Typically, if a client wants the lowest possible price, they go with Huawei, but VMware is a better product.

How was the initial setup?

Huawei is a bit more complex than, say, VMware, but not by that much. VMware does have VxRail, and that deployment is quite easy. In that case, you just have to power up the server and everything boots up.

I would rate VMware a bit above Huawei in terms of deployment and configuration point of view. Huawei isn't as good.

What other advice do I have?

If a company is looking for a local solution, a local SCI, the company should go for Huawei. However, if we are talking about a longterm investment and a requirement for scalability, then I would say a company is better off with VMware.

We are a reseller partner for Huawei. I don't think I would necessarily recommend the solution to a client. I prefer VMware because it is more reliable.

I'd rate this solution six out of ten due to its lack of stability.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
RM
Technical Delivery Manager at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Stable and scalable, but requires better integration capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is stable and everything is taken care of through the Huawei support center. They ensure everything is running smoothly. It's been very good."
  • "t would be helpful if the solution was able to collaborate or integrate with other well-known monitoring tools. Right now, you have to work hard to get it configured. It would be a good selling point for them if they could open up their solution to more integrations."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for hosting. We're pretty much we're running the Huawei computers now. We also have the switches, etc., so we're using mostly all Huawei products. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is stable and everything is taken care of through the Huawei support center. They ensure everything is running smoothly. It's been very good.

What needs improvement?

The solution requires wider visibility on Google. You have to go to the Huawei website rather than searching for answers through Google. They should make it so that they have a wider audience and if answers to queries were widely accessible via a quick internet search.

It would be helpful if the solution was able to collaborate or integrate with other well-known monitoring tools. Right now, you have to work hard to get it configured. It would be a good selling point for them if they could open up their solution to more integrations.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. We haven't had any bugs, glitches or malfunctions. The stability is one of the solution's best features.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Within the period of EOM, yes, it's scalable as long as it's available in the market and from there, scalability is quite straightforward.

We have close to 3,000 users on the solution currently. They include admins, managers, etc. There are about 200 people on the solution regularly and the rest come and go, utilizing the computer resources as required.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been fantastic. We're more than happy with the level of support we are provided.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Cisco UCS. Cisco is quite well-known, as are its net app, switches, etc. it's much simpler to add support and engineers to Cisco as the systems are relatively well known by most in IT. With Huawei, there's a bit more training involved because it's less well-known. However, it's less expensive.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was actually done by the Huawei team itself. There was not much of effort from our side. We just watched and learned about the product and how it's implemented.

What about the implementation team?

Huawei handled the implementation for us. They were fantastic. We were quite satisfied with the level of service they provided.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is less expensive than most competitors, including Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

We have a business relationship with Huawei.

I'd advise others to give the solution a try. It's less expensive than other solutions, so it can save a company money.

I'd rate the solution seven out of ten overall.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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VOD Engineering Manager at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Reliable with fair pricing, but the interface could be more user-friendly

Pros and Cons

  • "The product is very reliable. We haven't had any major issues with the product since we bought it."
  • "The solution currently does not have cloud integration."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for creating all our virtualized servers in their environment.

What is most valuable?

The solution has a lot of redundancy, and the pulses are highly available. 

The cost is pretty good.

The product is very reliable. We haven't had any major issues with the product since we bought it.

What needs improvement?

In terms of virtualization, we're currently supporting Zen, so to move to KBM is a problem.

The solution currently does not have cloud integration. 

In terms of management, the solution could be much more user-friendly. Right now it's a very specific interface, and if you're not familiar with it, the configuration does take a while. There's a learning curve to handling it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product is not scalable. It's a fixed item, so it has limitations.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. Were satisfied with the level of support we've been given so far.

How was the initial setup?

Initially, we didn't have the training to implement the solution ourselves.

What about the implementation team?

Huawei helped us with the implementation.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model.

I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

If a company's deployment is not very big, I would recommend Huawei as an option.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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