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Sunlight is #20 ranked solution in HCI Software. IT Central Station users give Sunlight an average rating of 8 out of 10. Sunlight is most commonly compared to VMware vSAN: Sunlight vs VMware vSAN.
What is Sunlight?

Sunlight is a complete HCI stack that can be deployed on-premise on standard data center hardware, in AWS and on resource-constrained far-edge devices.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Hyper-Converged (HCI) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: October 2021

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Bhanu Reddy
Director at Tetrawiis Technologies
Real User
Top 10
A feature-rich solution that supports NVMe SSD and has centralized management, great performance, and good support and partner training

Pros and Cons

  • "It supports the latest technology of NVMe SSD, which is PCIe-based SSD. It has a very good IOPS performance as compared to vSAN. For the same system, I get 1,000 IOPS with vSAN, and with Sunlight, I am able to get almost 10,000 IOPS. In terms of features, it has almost all the features, such as HA and centralized dashboards. It can be managed centrally, and the visibility of the system is very good. They also have very good technical support and customer or partner training."
  • "Its reporting and dashboards need to be improved. It currently has very basic reporting options. It should also be made easier to deploy on Unix operating systems. It is easy to deploy on Windows and Linux, but it is currently not easy to deploy on Unix."

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integration company and a partner of VMware and Sunlight. We have deployed Sunlight for our clients. We have deployed some instances on AWS, and a few instances are deployed on-premises.

What is most valuable?

It supports the latest technology of NVMe SSD, which is PCIe-based SSD. It has a very good IOPS performance as compared to vSAN. For the same system, I get 1,000 IOPS with vSAN, and with Sunlight, I am able to get almost 10,000 IOPS.

In terms of features, it has almost all the features, such as HA and centralized dashboards. It can be managed centrally, and the visibility of the system is very good. They also have very good technical support and customer or partner training.

What needs improvement?

Its reporting and dashboards need to be improved. It currently has very basic reporting options.

It should also be made easier to deploy on Unix operating systems. It is easy to deploy on Windows and Linux, but it is currently not easy to deploy on Unix.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the last two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has very good stability. We have deployed this solution for one of the major Pharma companies in India. It is serving almost 1 petabyte of data, and we didn't find any issue there. It is very stable. There are no issues with its stability and performance. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. At any point in time, you can scale up the number of clusters.

Our clients are large enterprises. This solution is for large enterprises. It is not suitable for small or medium enterprises. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good. They are available 24/7. I am satisfied with their technical support

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is simple on Windows and Linux, but it is not easy to deploy on Unix.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Sunlight an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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