StarWind is more affordable compared to the typical hardware storage appliance. The price gap increases when storage capacity grows up.
StarWind has everything that is expected from a high-end storage appliance. StarWind makes enterprise features affordable for SMBs. Key features such as high availability, asynchronous WAN replication, and deduplication do not require any additional licenses and can be easily turned on as needed.
Introducing: StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS V6
StarWind is trivial to evaluate because it is software. Customers can install the StarWind trial on a virtual machine and learn its features or on a physical one to evaluate the performance. This differentiates the software from a hardware solution that is usually impossible to evaluate in such an easy way.
StarWind is easy to re-provision because there's no lock up inside hardware. If a disaster happens, customers can get back to business quickly because a commodity server can be used to replace the failed one. Hardware storage appliance replacement could take considerable time.
StarWind perfectly fits into both incremental and forklift upgrade models typical for SMBs. Customers reached physical limit of served capacity can re-provision a new StarWind server using new hardware and existing operating system and StarWind licenses.