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Successful Implementation of StarWind’s Virtual SAN in University Advancement Makes it the Standard for Future Clustering Projects
"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

LocalTel Communications Deployed StarWind as Its Primary Storage to Obtain Necessary Level of Redundancy and Reliability
"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

StarWind Helps Hosting Provider to Overcome Single Point of Failure in Hyper-V Environment
"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,

StarWind Becomes the Heart of Cloud Service Infrastructure for its Reliability, Availability, and Resilience
"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

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Achieves High Data Availability and Optimizes IT Expenses with StarWind iSCSI SAN
"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

StarWind iSCSI SAN Frees Semel Institute from Failures and Downtime and Saves Its Budget
"With StarWind, cost savings evolve in various forms, including hardware, space, energy, and administration efficiency."
- Jason Liu, System Administrator at Semel Institute

StarWind cruises to the Voice-over-IP business to ensure the next generation of company's services
"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

Anchor Brewing Implements StarWind as a Storage Solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
"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.

Rolltooling Provider picks the best solution for High Availability and Business Continuity: StarWind Virtual SAN
"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

Reseaunance Chose StarWind Virtual SAN Software for its Shared Storage
"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

Creating a High Availability Shared Storage in the Hyper-V Virtual Environment
"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

"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

Accelerating Virtual SAN Storage with Mellanox End-to-End Networking Solution
"StarWind Virtual SAN software coupled with Mellanox Ethernet-based high speed end-toend infrastructure accelerates storage solution networking connectivity and lowers overall power consumption."

StarWind provides Poquoson City Public Schools with new StarWind iSCSI SAN
"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

CMS Internet chooses StarWind SAN Software over EMC Clariion iSCSI SAN
"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

Proxen law firm chooses StarWind Enterprise HA and Veeam Backup 3.0
"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

Macro Systems chooses StarWind for expandable VMware shared storage
"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.

Baker Tilly Ukraine develops Hyper-V server cluster with StarWind Server
"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

Chapel Hill Chooses Starwind Virtual SAN Software for Shared Storage
"StarWind’s solution was super simple to set up and the performance is excellent."
- Scott Hagadorn, Director of Information Technology,

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church

Lawrence Academy chooses Starwind iSCSI SAN Software for shared storage
"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 have to make all IT decisions on a limited budget and StarWind made that easy."
- Bradley Barnes, Manager of IT

"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

MTB Bank chooses StarWind iSCSI SAN over Fibre Channel
"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

Veeam gets Shared storage for VMware with Disaster Recovery Features
"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

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