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StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

StarWind HCA is a 100% software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure designed to minimize applications downtime for companies with limited IT team resources and budgets.

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance ensures constant uptime thanks to synchronous failover clustering between on-premises and public cloud and ability of a 2-node system to withstand 1 node + 1 disk failure. Customers spend zero time on fixing issues since HCA comes with StarWind ProActive Support included by default to prevent the breaks. StarWind HCA brings configuration, migration, and integration efforts to minimum since everything is done by StarWind engineers at no additional cost. All that – with a price 2x lower than a Tesla Model 3 for a 2-node system.

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Benefits

Exceptional Simplicity

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is an off-the-shelf virtualization solution built from high-end components. With a single support umbrella approach, it is extremely simple to manage and requires minimal effort from IT operations. Moreover, you waste no time on monitoring troubleshooting process thanks to StarWind ProActive Support that keeps eye on all cluster components 24/7 to predict failures and prevent downtime.

Low Cost

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is the most affordable offering available in the marketplace today. Thanks to intelligent design, less hardware is required resulting in the “sum of all the parts” cost benefit. Zero additional components are needed to scale the infrastructure, since StarWind Hybrid Cloud extends the existing on-premises environment to a cost-efficient public cloud of customer’s choice.

Performance and Features

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

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“Does StarWind satisfy all the requirements? Absolutely. It has been tested several times with power failures and server crashes and has successfully rolled over to the operating server to avoid any downtime.“

Jason Earle, IT Systems Administrator

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“StarWind offers clustered storage and failover with just two nodes. This met our budget constraints without sacrificing performance.“

Rummy Dabgotra, company’s representative

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“We discovered that the “old infrastructure” was actually underutilized but being powerful – we upgraded the CPU, RAM and Storage and noticed that the “old” became new again.“

Richard Ojeleye, Senior Communications Technologist

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“StarWind deployment is a very good investment. It resulted in very high performance and high availability.“

Tom Rogers, System Administrator

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“StarWind has provided us with better management and visibility without changing the existing backup infrastructure.“

Jammy Cheng, a company representative

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“I’m very satisfied with StarWind. Better performance, much simpler to maintain. Better price to performance ratio.“

Dan Reynolds, Senior Systems Administrator

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“The infrastructure has been working extremely well and has definitely satisfied the requirements.“

Christopher Epp, IT Admin

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“The infrastructure with StarWind works perfect and satisfies all the requirements.“

Gerard Juárez, CEO

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“We have found StarWind VSAN to be a solid and reliable product with easy scalability which is extremely important with regards to Production Storage Area Networks.“

Nathan Hess, Director of IT

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“Now, I have a highly available environment, with reduced costs, and ultimate flexibility to align my environment to changing business needs.“

Elvis Palombizio, IT Manager

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“StarWind plays well with Microsoft Servers and Hyper-V. With a pair of physical hosts, I can easily move my virtual machines between hosts for maintenance or failure. We could not do that before.“

Jerry Gode, Senior Associate

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“We opted for all SSD and found that performance was much better. We went from a full rack down to 4 units, so any troubleshooting should be much easier now with less equipment.“

Barry Miles, IT Manager

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“Our primary goal was 24×7 uptime with the possibility of doing maintenance without VM shutdown or migration in case of update or failure. StarWind has never let us down.“

Jeremy Moffitt, Network Administrator

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“Price + Simplicity. StarWind VSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.“

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

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“StarWind improved troubleshooting, the way of control and support.“

Ciprian Visa, System Administrator, Visma

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“StarWind has been an outstanding solution that drastically increased our cloud availability and improved disk I/O.“

Jim Crawford, Data Center Manager, Cantey Tech Consulting

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“StarWind and Windows Failover provide IMS’s production environment with a much more efficient way of making sure that our end-users never hear “we are currently having system issues.“

Paulo Laranjeiro, Network Administrator, Intermodal Management Systems.

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“StarWind’s VSAN product is extremely easy to use. POC was a breeze to setup, and the engineering assistance for production configuration gave me peace of mind that our new solution was deployed following the developers best practices.“

Ryan Kulp, Technical Services Manager

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“StarWind has a number of advantages over other products. I’ve used StarWind earlier and it never failed.“

Vasily Gudimovich, International Consultant, National Agency of Project Management under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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“We picked StarWind because it was very cost effective and proved to do a great job of backing up our systems. It’s been great at being able to back up our data to an offsite location.“

Brian Witherow, IT Director

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“Migrating was very easy, and everything is running faster and more reliable.“

Neal Wagoner, Technology Technician

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“StarWind vSAN checked all of our needs while eliminating the undesirable realities of alternative SAN storage.“

Matt Bhame, IT Manager, Robertson Loia Roof

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“Support has been great. All of the reps I have spoken to have been very nice and informative, and always follow up. The setup was a breeze.“

Alex Hernandez, a company representative

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“StarWind HyperConverged Appliance delivered a solid hyperconverged platform and met all requirements including IOPS.“

Mike Leonard, CEO

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“So far, everything has been solid.“

Jeff Ward, Sr. Systems Administrator, Garland Power & Light.

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“StarWind was my first choice and ended up being my last choice. I have zero regrets.“

Bryan Schuler, Network Administrator

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“Yes, it has been 100% reliable. We have never had a server go down since installation.“

Jeff Monian, a company representative

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“It works very well. We have less equipment. Less points of failure. Less cooling. It is more economical and environmentally friendly.“

Doug Dahlberg, Director of IT Operations

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“The resulting infrastructure has worked very well since deployment. All requirements were satisfied.“

Arthur Musaelian, a company representative

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“The infrastructure works excellent. We have been able to respond to shifting needs in the organization at greater speed and have experienced zero downtime even during maintenance.“

Christopher Tuttle, IT Manager

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“StarWind support is VERY knowledgeable and helpful. Fast response and setup was a breeze.“

Jeffrey Bowers, company’s representative

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“The infrastructure was easy to install. Support has been excellent and thorough.“

Andrew Wolf, IT manager.

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“Everything works great with all requirements satisfied. Technical support is very responsive and knowledgeable.“

Tyler Funk, Senior IT Systems Engineer.

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“It is very cost-effective, and the feature-set meets the demands of our infrastructure at the moment.“

Kyle Aschenberg, a company representative.

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“StarWind HCA has dramatically increased system uptime in addition to allowing IT to build out server infrastructure as the businesses grow rapidly.“

Aaron Stoddard, IT Director

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“StarWind is worth a look. It provides the redundancy we have been looking for, in the budgeted amount.“

Tim McCart, Company representative

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“StarWind Virtual SAN makes it easier to host virtual machines.“

Martin Andersen, co-founder and manager, SkoleIT.

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“It was very easy to get started with StarWind and get our SAN setup quickly. Support was responsive and the documentation they provided was helpful.”

Carlton Whitmore, IT Manager

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“AAA9’s virtual server structure now has the capability that it didn’t before with standalone hosts.”

Justin Graves, company representative.

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“StarWind has been an outstanding solution that drastically reduced our SAN disk failures and improved disk I/O.”

Robin Kirmeier, Senior Network Engineer.

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If somebody is looking for an excellent software-defined storage solution that offers the potential for better TCO, efficiency and scalability to address exponential-data-growth needs, than StarWind is my choice #1

Marian Danisek, IT infrastructure & Operations Manager, Tajco Slovakia s.r.o.

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StarWind cut the cost of our physical automation system by at least 50% being virtualized

Tony Abfalter, Director of Engineering/IT, Leighton Broadcasting

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It's superfast and super reliable, exceeding all set requirements. Running now for the third year 354/24/7 with zero downtime.

Adonis Eliades, ICT Manager

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With StarWind Virtual SAN, we have obtained a very powerful and scalable DR solution with high availability.

Genaro Tur Calatayud, the organization’s representative

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We selected StarWind because it met all our requirements and was a good value for the price. We went with all flash in our StarWind storage solution and were able to greatly exceed our backup RPO because of the increased performace.

Nick Wallace, IT Director, Griffco Partners, Inc

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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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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 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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We are happy with the way StarWind is Performing and it currently meets all our requirements. We would not hesitate in recommending StarWind our clients.

Adam Grill, Network Systems Manager, EC2 IT

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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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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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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, WerkplekCloud.nl

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Nitroserve.nl

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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

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

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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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To download the software products please make your choice below. An installer link and the license key will be sent to the e-mail address you specify. Please check the Free vs. Paid document if you are uncertain of the StarWind Virtual SAN version. A totally unrestricted NFR (Not For Resale) version of StarWind Virtual SAN is available for certain use cases. Learn more here. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.

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