Hardware-less VM Storage

New StarWind High Availability iSCSI SAN Software Free for Any VMware vExpert, VCP or VCI

VMware vExpert, VCP and VCI Professionals can build fault-tolerant, highly available shared storage for vSphere with a free copy of StarWind’s $6,000 SAN software; quickly enable advanced features like VMware VMotion and VMware.

Burlington, Mass. – February 25, 2010 - StarWind Software, a global technology leader in SAN software and a pioneer in iSCSI storage, offers their StarWind SAN High Availability software valued at $6,000 free for any VMware vExpert, VCP or VCI for non-production use including course training, development and testing, and various demo purposes. StarWind is an advanced and powerful SAN software that turns any standard Intel-architecture x86 or x64 server into a fully-functional SAN or network storage and enables advanced features like VMware VMotion and VMware HA.

With StarWind, VMware certified professionals will get a scalable storage platform for VMware vSphere environments with advanced features at absolutely no cost. By creating networked storage with StarWind SAN software, VMware administrators get a scalable, highly cost-effective and easy-to-use iSCSI SAN that fully protects their VMware virtual machines in the event of failure. StarWind's true active-active high availability storage architecture provides continuous and non-disruptive access to storage in the event of failure by synchronously mirroring data between two active storage appliances, or nodes, in real time with automatic failover and failback. If a disk, power or even an entire storage node fails, the redundant storage node will take over and will continue actively operating without any disruption, ensuring that storage is available and accessible on the network.

StarWind also enhances data protection in vSphere environments with additional features like Remote Replication, CDP/Snapshots and Thin Provisioning. A VMware vExpert, VCP or VCI can use StarWind for free to build a SAN for VMware vSphere environments by installing StarWind SAN software on any industry-standard Intel-architecture x86 or x64 server and get a shared storage environment configured in less than 30 minutes for use with training, testing and development or demoing other products with VMware.

To get a copy of the key, email vmware@starwindsoftware.com.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in Storage Virtualization and iSCSI storage for small and midsize companies since 2003. StarWind's flagship product is a storage virtualization software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN and is designed for use as centralized, networked storage for VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Server and other server applications configured in server clusters. StarWind Software is focused on providing small and midsize companies with affordable high availability storage technology which was previously only available in high-end storage products. The advanced, enterprise-class features include Synchronous Data Mirroring with Automated Failover and Failback, Remote Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Array (VTA). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the IP SAN industry and has been the solution of choice for over 30,000 global users in over 100 countries, from small and midsize companies, to governments, and Fortune 1000 companies. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit http://www.StarWindSoftware.com.

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StarWind Software Inc.
John R. Welch, 1-617-449-7717
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