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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is great for SMBs looking for cost-effective and easy HA solutions. Even if you are a growing company the platform is essentially commodity hardware that can be upgraded or you can add nodes as you grow. Even though it is cost effective that doesn't mean it isn't capable. You're using a standard Hyper-V cluster and you still have the full features of that platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

  • StarWind HCA just flat out works. It is a simple solution for a business on a budget!
  • Support Support Support. Their support is second to none. I never have to worry about contacting their support because I know they will take care of us.
  • The all-flash solution brought us to a new level of speed and under budget!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

  • Multi cluster console. Currently, their management console is only able to attach to a single cluster at a time. I'm told that they have multi-cluster management high on their list of new features to be added so hopefully that is added soon.
  • Tech support locations. Currently, their tech support is located in eastern Europe. While they are staffed 24/7 there can be a language barrier at times trying to listen through thick accents. They are always very patient and never complain, even when I ask them to repeat themselves multiple times.
Brent Day | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

StarWind HCA 9.1
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Easy to setup, easy to use. Nothing bad I can say about it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

StarWind HCA 9.1
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Easy to set up initially and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

StarWind HCA 8.8
Based on 11 answers
StarWind's availability has been solid so far in our environment. We do run into hypervisor issues but with a multi-host and replicated storage solution, we see little to no interruptions. The replicated storage really improves our resiliency against storage failures that often occurred with our old traditional SANs
James Fulkerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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StarWind HCA

StarWind HCA 8.9
Based on 13 answers
Support works well to identify problems before we even know about them. They can detect when someone has bumped a network cable which won't show downtime as it is redundant but support can detect the issue and we can fix it without downtime. Overall we haven't had many issues to fix as it is very stable
John Entrup | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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StarWind HCA

StarWind HCA 9.1
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Very simple, all you need is a day's worth of time to install the hardware, get the vSAN up and running, and start moving over workloads.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

The StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is based on StarWinds vSAN solution which is comparable to VMware's vSAN solution. In order to get a fully supported solution (hardware & software) you must purchase a solution like the Dell/EMC VxRail which from a price perspective, StarWind has them beat hands down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Stack HCI

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StarWind HCA

  • We were able to cut the overall project costs by almost half over other vender offerings.
  • Our saving will continue over time due to moderation, stability, less down time, and high availability.
  • We now have the ability to move things back out of the cloud to save on monthly expenditures.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Stack HCI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Stack HCI Editions & Modules

Edition
Developer$29.001
Standard$100.001
Professional Direct$1000.001
  1. per month
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StarWind HCA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StarWind HCA Editions & Modules

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