StarWind is One Stop Virtualization Shop

StarWind provides simplified Software-Defined Storage stack, Hyper-Converged and Storage
Appliances that dramatically improve cost and operational efficiency without compromising on performance.

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Bosch Security Systems Success Story

Bosch Security Softwares got Highly Available infrastructure, using StarWind Virtual SAN to build Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster. Moreover, Bosch VMS and BIS achieved redundancy and fault-tolerance of the security system with lowered power consumption and reduced implementation operational and capital expenses.

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ON BLOG: February 17, 2017
"Storage HA on the Cheap:
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StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

StarWind HCA is a turn-key hyper-converged platform that unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, with your hypervisor of choice (StarWind Virtual SAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct or VMware Virtual SAN) and associated software into a single manageable layer.

It’s a true “plug-and-play” IT infrastructure building block – flexible, easily scalable and cost efficient. Additionally, it features an optional built-in cloud gateway, in order to utilize public cloud storage tier where appropriate.

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Exceptional Simplicity

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is turn-key virtualization appliance built from best of breed components. With a single support umbrella approach, it is extremely simple to manage and requires minimal effort from IT operations.

Low Cost

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is the most affordable turn-key virtualization solution available in the marketplace today. Due to its designed and intelligent use of hardware, less hardware is required and less hardware is required bringing a “sum of all the parts” cost benefit.

Performance and Features

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance unifies best of breed hardware and software from proven vendors: servers from Dell, Flash from Intel, virtual shared storage from StarWind, Microsoft or VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere hypervisor and industry-leading VM backup from Veeam. It delivers enterprise-class performance without cost, risk or complexity.

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StarWind seemed the easiest and most straight-forward system to implement without tight storage limits for entry-level systems. We plan on continuing to host the ESXi servers datastores using StarWind Virtual SAN.

Nicholas Sharp, IT Manager, Alliance Engineering of Oregon

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The stability has never been an issue, not even a single hiccup. This is a product I would highly recommend especially in the SMB market where budgets are always tighter and utilizing hardware for multiple purposes makes the management very happy.

Daniel Covell, IT Consultant of Anchor Brewing Company, Founder and President of The Covell Group LLC

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Baker Tilly Ukraine was really impressed by StarWind from pricing, performance and ease-of-use perspectives. It was unequivocally the best choice of the six products that we evaluated.

Dmitry Hmelevskoy

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StarWind worked well since it went into production and the whole configuration leaves room for the planned future expansion and adjustments.

A.F. Pul, Application-/Systems Engineer, BBK B.V

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Bosch VMS got Highly Available infrastructure, using StarWind Virtual SAN to build Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster. Moreover, Bosch achieved redundancy and fault-tolerance of the security system with lowered power consumption and reduced implementation operational and capital expenses.

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StarWind’s solution was super simple to set up and the performance is excellent.

Scott Hagadorn, Director of Information Technology

There were four reasons that we chose StarWind iSCSI SAN software instead of EMC Clariion iSCSI SAN: best price we found, flexibility of using software to build our own SAN, ability to separate network from storage, and superb level of support that we got.

Andy Kasdorf, Network Infrastructure Engineer, CMS Internet

The simplicity, reliability and performance are unmatched, especially when you consider that the pricing comes in less than the competitors. After one year in production service, we'd easily and readily recommend StarWind's software to any server admin looking for a robust and cost-effective SAN, without the single point of failure or proprietary operating system of a hardware solution.

Paul Harmon, Server & Network Administrator

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StarWind VSAN has done us well and I would certainly recommend it in my future career.

Steve Mills, Systems Administrator, Coram Showers

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StarWind VSAN covers the customers need in terms of storage based cluster high availability in Azure

Jean-Baptiste Emeriau, Leader technique virtualization / cloud, P-Seller CoreIO

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One day I was talking to VEEAM support and they saw my processing rate was around 300 MB to a small 5 disk QNAP NAS. They said my storage speed on my host was really very good. Better than most numbers they usually see.

Justin Dover, Director of Technology

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StarWind Virtual SAN is deployed in AIDA (Aerosol Interaction and Dynamics in the Atmosphere) research facility to ensure high availability of scientific data. The result is a total success with approximate uptime of 99.9986301% and just one hour a month downtime due to planned maintenance. StarWind Virtual SAN provided high performance and 24/7 data availability for scientists from every time zone to continue their research non-stop.

Frank Schwarz, IT Administrator, KIT / IMK-AAF

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Since I installed the StarWind Server, I haven't touched it. No downtime: we just set it and forgot it.

Kyle Jones, IT Manager

We strongly recommend StarWind solution. Since our initial deployment our storage needs have grown and the product has successfully grown with us. We have increased our storage exponentially without any complications. We can now perform maintenance on our storage cluster without creating an outage.

Michael J. Gage, Network Operations Manager, LocalTel Communications

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We chose StarWind mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

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StarWind's solution is simple, scalable and reliable. I love how it works with VMware and really important for me, it's affordable.

David Weisbrod, Founder, Macro Systems, Inc.

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First minutes of running this software revealed one of its major benefits: it installed not inside virtual machine but on top of Hyper-V itself in “parent partition” where primary Windows operating environment executes. This meant we didn’t need to buy additional servers and extra Windows licenses and could create our shared storage using the existing resources.

Vyatcheslav Potekin, IT Director, Medved Holding Group

StarWind Virtual SAN software coupled with Mellanox Ethernet-based high speed end-toend infrastructure accelerates storage solution networking connectivity and lowers overall power consumption.

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With StarWind we were able to have a powerful SAN with disaster recovery features and all this at a truly affordable price. It was the best choice for us.

Yuri Prigornitsky, IT Director

The deployment provided increased performance with reduced costs and the same ease of management. We used to focus on stability and now we will give full attention to. We will definitely consider StarWind for future deployments, especially because of low hardware requirements and flexible configuration.

Guglielmo Mengora, Founder and CEO of Netcore

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This setup has been bullet-proof for the last 18 months and the performance was for the most part better than expected. We have been very impressed with Starwind Software and have deployed it in a variety of similar configurations successfully since this project.

Shayne Zaba, NICS Ltd. Director

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We have tried different storage system solutions to obtain data synchronization and redundancy, but most of them didn't provide the real-time synching that we required. Then we tested StarWind, and even tried to "sabotage" it but it just kept working! StarWind meets all our needs and has taken a prominent place in our IT environment.

Sander van’t Hullenaar, IT Director,

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We have to make all IT decisions on a limited budget and StarWind made that easy.

Bradley Barnes, Manager of IT

With the help of StarWind, we created a solution that went from the one basket one handle ESXi VM solution (one VM Host, one SAN), to a fully redundant Windows Hyper-V Cluster with fully redundant StarWind iSCSI SAN's at a cost less than a single hardware based SAN device that would have fit our storage needs. They designed servers that met the needs for our current and future environment without the waste of one size fits all providers like Dell and HP.

Chris Sprague, Network Specialist, Poquoson City Public Schools

The whole process from evaluating the product and discussions with StarWind technical staff to final purchase was straightforward, helpful and in no way did I ever feel forced to purchasing the product. This is the first class product and company.

Robert Marshall, IT Systems Manager, Prior Pursglove College

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Combining StarWind and Veeam is one of the best IT solutions that we have seen in years. We got affordable networked storage, increased application and data availability, protected our VMware infrastructure and were able to do all this for less than 25% of what we initially budgeted. No other solutions came even close to the product quality and cost which we got with StarWind and Veeam.

Galina Bondarenko, President, Proxen

With the StarWind solution, Reseaunance obtained reliable SAN with advanced features. The StarWind storage solution offered security for our data. It can be scaled according to the company’s storage needs with promised zero downtime and fast disaster recovery. <br> ...Data deduplication technology was exactly the thing we required, because it permits us to store a large amount of data without extending our existing storage.

Peter Tkatchenko, Director of Information Technology Department

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With StarWind, cost savings evolve in various forms, including hardware, space, energy, and administration efficiency.

Jason Liu, System Administrator at Semel Institute

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StarWind is robust, willing to work with us and had faster response than other companies.

John Oates, Sears Home and Franchise

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We were amazed at how easy the setup process was. In no time we had two StarWind servers clustered together providing highly available storage. Downtime is now a thing of the past.

Rob Kobiske, Network & Server Administrator at UWSP

The product demonstrated outstanding results... Now, we can definitely say that StarWind Virtual SAN is the investment that pays back.

Gennadyi Ruban, System Engineer, Takt LLC

StarWind's solution has simplified my life considerably... I can't stress enough just how simple it is and how quickly I can build a SAN and at the price point.

John Meng, IT Manager

Tudor Rose Management deploys an efficient StarWind-based converged IT infrastructure to meet growing workload demands.

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All we did was download StarWind, installed it on a Dell server and we had a SAN for VMware in less than half an hour. I did not even read a manual. It was really that easy.

Vladimir Varfolomeev, IT Manager

Because of my investment in StarWind’s fantastic HA solution and Microsoft Hyper-V clustering & Live Migration, it was possible to physically move my servers from one datacenter to another without any interruption of service and without risking data.

Aitor Ibarra, Director, Vmhotel

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Since we implemented StarWind iSCSI SAN, we have found it easy to deploy, update, and maintain a service that is highly available from end to end. We know that we are protected against unexpected failures, and that StarWind support is there for us if any difficulties arise.

Neal Coffey, VoicePulse System Administrator

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What we found especially valuable about StarWind is that it provided us with fault-tolerant software-based high performance storage pool.

Gerard de Bresser, Owner,

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