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StarWind iSCSI SAN benefits

StarWind allows you to build your own high availability SAN at an affordable price. In under 30 minutes you can have a high performance, reliable and scalable shared storage for your server applications that is very easy to manage and administer. iSCSI storage allows any IT administrator to easily deploy a true SAN over an IP network using standard Ethernet switches. There's no need to learn the more complex skills required for Fibre Channel (FC) storage and your total storage costs are reduced since there's no FC switches or cabling to buy.
  • 100% Reliability and High Availability
    No single point of failure with automatic failover.
  • Wire-speed performance
    High-speed caching with I/O acceleration is capable
    of 1,000,000 IOPS (see Microsoft/Intel 2010 iSCSI Test).
  • Very simple to install and use
    Intuitive user interface.
  • Up to 80% lower storage cost
    Immediate ROI for a small and medium business.
  • No limits on capacity
    Unlimited storage capacity without extra licensing costs.
  • Works on standard x86/x64 servers
    You can turn any new or existing hardware into a SAN.
  • Ideal for VMware and Hyper-V
    Designed to unlock all of the key fault tolerance and data protection features of Hyper-V and vSphere.

StarWind combines true active-active high availability and an affordable price to protect the growing list of mission-critical data and business applications. StarWind’s automatic failover and failback make data on networked storage continuously available and greatly simplifies storage management in a cost-effective fault-tolerant SAN.

Choosing Your StarWind Edition

The many features of StarWind are packaged into several editions to match the needs of any organization. Each edition improves availability, protects data, and simplifies storage operations.


Please fill out the form below to download the product. An installer link together with the license key will be sent to the e-mail address that you’ve specified. You may check the Free vs. Paid document if you are unsure about which StarWind Virtual SAN version you would like to try. Aside from this, there is a totally unrestricted NFS (Not For Sale) version of StarWind VSAN available for certain use cases. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.