High Availability at an Affordable Price.
December 14, 2021

High Availability at an Affordable Price.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA)

Starwind HCA is used as the primary [solution] for our virtualization environment on Hyper-V. We run a wide selection of [virtual] servers on this [hardware]. Virtualization brings a large number of [advantages] over physical servers, and Starwind's HCA solution provided a very [cost-effective] solution for creating a [highly] [available], clustered storage and [virtualization] solution. Starwind's support has been great in transitioning from our old [environment] of Cluster-In-A-Box solutions.
  • Cost Effective
  • Great Support
  • Great Hyper-V Solution
  • Easy To Work With
  • Flexible Solution
  • More documentation -- particularly in regards to Starwinds VSAN
  • Management Console Could Use [Improvements].
  • More detail into what data is reported to Starwind ongoing.
  • Saved over 25k compared to previous vendors option.
  • Increased performance by moving to all SSD storage solution.
Starwind's monitoring provides an extra set of eyes on your [environment] to catch issues before they happen. We've only had a brief report of network issues that were resolved quickly. However, we look forward to having this extra support to catch issues with storage failings before they become [noticeable], this was always an issue with our previous solutions and we strongly desired a level of support like that offered by StarWind.
We have had no unplanned issues or outages at all.
We did not use these services.

Do you think StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA)'s feature set?

Yes

Did StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) again?

Yes

For small [environments] this solution is perfect. It allows you to save a ton of money by not having to implement dedicated storage networks and [architecture], which are not easily justifiable at smaller organizations. The price/performance/[availability] combination provided by Starwind HCA is perfect for any small organization that needs high [availability] but can't justify the cost of dedicated sans.