Hardware-less VM Storage

Leading Storage Virtualization Solution Now Free

StarWind Makes #1 IP SAN Solution Free To Help Companies of All Sizes
Experience The Benefits Of Storage Virtualization

Burlington, Mass. – March 4, 2009 – StarWind Software, the global leader in storage virtualization and iSCSI storage technologies, today announced a free version of its iSCSI Target software will be available to help companies of all sizes experience the benefits of storage virtualization. Since 2003, StarWind iSCSI Target and StarPort iSCSI Initiator have been used by thousands of companies and users.

StarWind ISCSI Target Free Version installs on any Windows-based server and converts it into a SAN. It can also support virtual environments such as VMware ESX or VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V and can even run inside an individual VM itself. The lightweight version is built on trusted, proven and mature technology of the fourth generation StarWind Server product. One of the key features of the StarWind iSCSI Target is that it supports Server Cluster environments with Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, VMware ESX and ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and other server solutions. The manageability, quality and performance of StarWind IP SAN encourage many users to recommend StarWind to others.

“We are seeing the trend that storage virtualization, like server virtualization, is becoming ubiquitous and we wanted to give small and midsize businesses as well as customers in emerging markets a chance to experience this technology," said Zorian Rotenberg, president and CEO, StarWind Software. “We wanted to remove financial hurdles and help accelerate the day of 100% virtualization, when servers and storage are both virtualized and working together to reduce IT costs, improve data availability and ensure business continuity.”

Key Features of StarWind Free Version include:
• Support for Server Clusters with VMware ESX and ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V
• Unlimited number of supported concurrent iSCSI connections
• Compression, Encryption and CHAP authentication
• iSCSI RAM disk for network performance tuning
• iSCSI CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD emulation
• Ease of use and simple manageability
• Support for 4 CPUs and CPU cores

The Free Version of StarWind iSCSI Target takes only a few minutes to download and install and is very simple to configure with Windows Server Clusters.

StarWind IP SAN Resources:
Product Evaluation and Download Comparison Chart
StarWind iSCSI Target Free Version Download Site
IP SAN for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
IP SAN for Windows Server 2008 Cluster
StarWind Software Web Site

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind is a leading global provider of reliable, powerful and easy-to-use iSCSI Target and IP SAN storage technologies. StarWind Server is a software iSCSI Target that converts any Windows server into a powerful SAN and is designed for use with solutions such as VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server clusters for databases applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Server. StarWind is an affordable IP SAN solution and combines an ease of use with enterprise-class features such as Mirroring and Replication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has been the solution of choice for thousands of customers in over 50 countries, from small and mid-size businesses, to governments, and to the Fortune 1000 clients. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit www.StarWindSoftware.com.

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Media Contact:
StarWind Software Inc.
John Welch, 1-617-449-7717
media@starwindsoftware.com