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2019-03-18T07:20:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for StarWind Virtual SAN?


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Top 10User

We found the StarWind vSAN solution was cost-effective compared to alternatives. You should talk to the vendor (or a good partner) about your needs because there are some differences in price based on your environment. We also recommend purchasing support. In our case, we purchased StarWind vSAN for vSphere Essentials Edition which included 1 year of standard annual support and maintenance.

2021-09-10T10:04:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We found that the pricing was perfect; simple and clear.

2021-05-28T14:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost.

2021-05-25T15:57:00Z
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Top 20User

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.

2021-04-20T13:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

StarWind is a low-cost, full-featured alternative to the traditional SAN environment, and their support will guide you every step of the setup.

2021-04-14T16:03:00Z
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Top 10User

The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.

2021-03-31T07:41:00Z
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Top 5Real User

If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise.

2021-03-26T17:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I think the cost of this solution is quite fair.

2021-03-16T19:30:32Z
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Top 10Real User

The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.

2021-01-25T22:21:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect.

2021-01-22T16:20:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I think that purchasing StarWind Virtual SAN Professional Edition would be optimal for most.

2021-01-20T14:19:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Make sure to look for the next package that they offer for the licensing part. Adding Drives will happen faster than you hope it will.

2020-12-03T23:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN.

2020-10-16T16:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive.

2020-10-06T18:20:00Z
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Top 5Real User

its a good option compared with other vendors as licence is perpetual and wont charge every three years as HPE.

2020-07-31T13:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Evaluate your solutions. This is a great solution for those user Hyper-V and ready to hyper-converge.

2020-07-27T14:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Make sure that you understand what all of the pieces do and don't make the assumption that you can drop support once setup is complete.

2020-07-05T08:02:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Something to keep in mind is that you are not allowed to install security and bug fixes without active support agreement.

2020-06-28T08:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-05-14T18:35:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a very good solution for small businesses.

2020-04-19T14:43:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The cost, including OPEX, is lower compared to other solutions.

2020-01-29T14:36:00Z
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The cost of deployment is minimal, almost a product out of the box. The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.

2019-12-20T06:36:00Z
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There are two tiers of support and in my opinion, support is worth the cost.

2019-12-04T18:12:00Z
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The price is more affordable than other solutions. The product is excellent in value and benefit.

2019-11-29T07:45:00Z
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Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.

2019-11-11T09:46:00Z
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This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.

2019-10-25T16:58:00Z
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The basic setup is very easy and the cost is reasonable for support.

2019-07-30T21:04:00Z
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I would suggest that you download the free version, deploy in your lab, and play with it. If you like it then you will definitely like the more advanced, full paid version.

2019-07-16T15:44:00Z
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Setup is simple, so it's cheap. Licensing is based on nodes rather than TBs, which means that the users are free to increase storage capacity without putting thought into licensing.

2019-07-11T19:58:00Z
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The licensing is pretty simple, and the costs are straightforward. Once you buy the license, you are free to build your own hardware solution based on your needs.

2019-06-22T01:26:00Z
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This solution has a great price for the functionality.

2019-03-18T07:20:00Z
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