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StarWind High Availability SAN Software Is Free to VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Certified Professionals

StarWind Offers Free NFR Licenses for Lab Testing, Demonstration, and Training Purposes

Burlington, MA – June 11, 2012 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative provider of iSCSI SAN software and VM backup technology, announced today that the company offers free license keys of its best-of-breed High Availability SAN solutions to VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Instructors (VCI), Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP), Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT), Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP), and Citrix Certified Instructors (CCI). The not-for-resale (NFR) license keys are available for non-production use, including: course development, training, lab testing, evaluation, and demonstration purposes. The offer includes such solutions as StarWind iSCSI SAN and StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V both enhanced with a powerful VM Back-up Plug-in.

"We recognize the contribution that VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix certified professionals make to the global IT community and, therefore, we want to reward them with free NFR licenses of our solutions," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software. "With the ability to use StarWind High Availability SAN software in their home and office labs, instructors, trainers, and bloggers will be able to benefit directly and discover the advantages of our technology as well as educate others about the most effective ways for leveraging storage assets."

The free NFR license keys of StarWind SAN software are available until September 30, 2012. The licenses may be used for non-production purposes only.

To receive a free license key, please email to Roman Shovkun, CSO at StarWind (roman.shovkun@starwindsoftware.com) or register at http://www.go.starwindsoftware.com/free-nfr-license.

Note: Proof of VMware vExpert, VCI, Microsoft MVP, MCT, CTP, and CCI certification is required.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN software for small and midsize companies. StarWind's flagship product is SAN software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN. StarWind iSCSI SAN is qualified for use with VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer and Linux and Unix environments. StarWind Software focuses on providing small and midsize companies with affordable, highly availability storage technology which previously was only available in high-end storage hardware. Advanced enterprise-class features in StarWind include Automated HA Storage Node Failover and Failback (High Availability), Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape management.

Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN software industry and is the solution of choice for over 30,000 customers worldwide in more than 100 countries and from small and midsize companies to governments and Fortune 1000 companies.

For more information on StarWind Software Inc., visit: www.starwindsoftware.com

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