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Ensuring Business Continuity and High Availability With StarWind Virtual SAN

  • March 19, 2024
  • 7 min read
PeerSpot is a technology review platform for enterprise technology. PeerSpot provides in-depth reviews, online forums, direct Q&A support and more, giving professionals the confidence to make the right decision.
PeerSpot is a technology review platform for enterprise technology. PeerSpot provides in-depth reviews, online forums, direct Q&A support and more, giving professionals the confidence to make the right decision.

Business continuity and high availability have become important goals for organizations of all sizes. A robust, reliable storage solution is at the heart of achieving these goals. StarWind Virtual SAN provides businesses with a powerful tool to enhance their data accessibility, security, and overall resilience.

This blog delves into experiences of real users on PeerSpot, where the positive impact of StarWind Virtual SAN on business continuity and high availability becomes evident.

Simplifying Business Continuity

Business continuity is a complex challenge, often requiring meticulous planning and execution. Users on PeerSpot have echoed the sentiment that StarWind Virtual SAN simplifies the business continuity process significantly as well as its ability to keep data accessible in the face of hardware failures. There are highly valued aspects of the solution.

Leone A., a Technology Infrastructure Analyst at a medium-sized university, mentions: “The ability to keep data accessible even in the event of hardware failures is highly valued, as it ensures business continuity.”

What sets StarWind apart is its adaptability to business continuity management strategies. Users have lauded the creation of geographic clusters for resource evacuation, a crucial element in ensuring seamless operations during disruptions. The transition from an active-passive model to a complete failover within minutes has proved transformative. This newfound agility enables organizations to undertake planned updates and maintenance without impacting day-to-day operations, showcasing StarWind’s commitment to simplifying business continuity challenges.

Achieving High Availability

Levente S., a self-employed Systems Engineer, notes: “The reliability of the virtual SAN plays a critical role in maintaining the stability and availability of my services.”

Maintaining stability and availability of services is paramount, and StarWind Virtual SAN has proven to be a reliable ally in achieving high availability. PeerSpot users emphasize the critical role played by the virtual SAN’s reliability, highlighting its redundant and fault-tolerant features.

By leveraging synchronous replication, automatic failover, and real-time replication monitoring, StarWind ensures data is always available and accessible. This not only minimizes downtime but also creates a fault-tolerant environment with redundant storage, ensuring uninterrupted operations even during critical incidents. The experiences shared by users on PeerSpot reaffirm StarWind’s position as a key player in the pursuit of high availability in virtualized environments.

Streamlining Operations for Specific Use Cases

Luca B., Cardio Solution Architect EMEA at General Electric, discusses his use case for the solution: “StarWind, compared to other competitors in the market and in the same range of price, allows us to design system plans with the resilience of enterprise-grade storage, however, we are able to use smaller storage even at the consumer level. This makes us more competitive as the total price of the offered solution was comparable to a usual non-HA system yet with all the resilience features that StarWind is bringing with its product. This combination of low price with enterprise-grade HA features is key in the market.”

StarWind Virtual SAN goes above and beyond by addressing specific use cases and operational challenges faced by organizations. Users on PeerSpot highlight the adaptability of StarWind, allowing them to tailor system plans to align seamlessly with the resilience required for enterprise-grade storage.

The flexibility in addressing diverse use cases is evident, from creating fault-tolerant environments to facilitating resource evacuation through geographic clusters. This adaptability enables organizations to transition from minimal or no failover to a comprehensive failover within minutes. As a result, operational efficiency is enhanced by allowing planned updates and maintenance to be executed without disrupting critical business functions.


StarWind Virtual SAN’s focus on use case-driven solutions empowers organizations to meet specific business continuity and high availability requirements. The ability to customize and optimize storage solutions based on unique operational demands reflects StarWind’s commitment to providing tailored and effective enterprise storage solutions.

Real-world experiences shared by users on PeerSpot in this blog underscore StarWind Virtual SAN’s ability to simplify business continuity, ensure high availability, and provide flexibility for unique use cases. A robust storage solution like StarWind Virtual SAN has tremendous value as a strategic investment in the continuity and reliability of business operations.

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Dmytro Malynka
Dmytro Malynka StarWind Virtual SAN Product Manager

We’ve got you covered! StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) is specifically designed to provide highly-available shared storage for vSphere, Hyper-V, and KVM clusters. With StarWind VSAN, simplicity is key: utilize the local disks of your hypervisor hosts and create shared HA storage for your VMs. Interested in learning more? Book a short StarWind VSAN demo now and see it in action!