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StarWind Virtual SAN

A software-based, hypervisor-centric virtual machine storage. It creates a fully fault-tolerant and high-performing storage pool that is purpose-built for the virtualization workload.
  • Deployed by default from a Windows-based installer, or for fast and easy evaluation – a pre-configured VM appliance for VMware or Hyper-V.
  • Achieves fault-tolerance on a minimalistic two-server setup (scales-out to infinity). Features high performance on commodity hardware.
  • Is hardware-agnostic, without mandatory flash or SAS.

StarWind Virtual SAN is oriented on SMB and ROBO, being budget-friendly and simple to operate.
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StarWind VTL

Software that converts inexpensive, high capacity SATA drives into virtual tapes, emulating real existing tape hardware in order to accelerate backup process and avoid backup-production time overlap.
  • Performs fast and reliable disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup.
  • Shrinks backup time to fit backup window, using fast HDD.
  • Keeps an additional snapshot copy on the intermediate disk, for better safety.

StarWind VTL meets regulatory requirements, significantly decreases backup cost and keeps the performance of the system stable by increasing the speed of the backup process. Learn More

StarWind Virtual SAN Free

Free version of StarWind Virtual SAN, that creates a dual-controller “shared nothing” SAN and NAS by “mirroring” internal storage between two hosts.
  • Works on commodity servers, including decommissioned ones.
  • Is extremely easy to manage.
  • Free to use (subject to support restrictions).

StarWind Virtual SAN Free fills a gap between reliable but expensive storage appliances and “cult”, but still fault-intolerant “roll your own” ZFS single-server setups. Learn More

StarWind Virtual SAN with VMware Virtual Volumes

Free version of StarWind Virtual SAN that incorporates the new VMware technology, called Virtual Volumes.
  • Enables the functionality of VMware Virtual Volumes.
  • Can be utilized in production.
  • Free to use (subject to support restrictions).

This version of StarWind Virtual SAN allows to test the capabilities of Virtual Volumes and see the functionality through first-hand experience. Learn More

StarWind V2V Converter

StarWind V2V Converter is a free download tool that allows the conversion and cloning of VMs from one format to another and is utilized when migration or hypervisor switch is required. Compared to typical converters built into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter performs bi-directional conversion between multiple VM formats.
  • Supports VHD(X), VMDK, IMG and QCOW
  • Keeps the original file intact enabling smoother hypervisor migration.
  • Free to use (subject to support restrictions).

StarWind V2V Converter is a fast and risk-free tool for VM migration between hypervisors. Learn More

StarWind Dedupe Analyzer

StarWind Dedupe Analyzer is a free portable tool that helps virtualization admins to see if they get
any benefit from deduplication without actually applying Log-Structuring and deduplication. It works as a simple wizard, does not require installation, and works with local Windows folders as well as network shares.

The tool, basically, browses the files, counts duplicated data and shows the extent of duplication. As a result, the user gets a report on the percentage of duplicated data and the space freed by possible deduplication. You can download StarWind Dedupe Analyzer here.

StarWind Tape Redirector

StarWind Tape Redirector is a free download tool that eliminates tape interface distance restrictions and allows the connection of virtual machines to physical tape infrastructure. This turns bulky tape infrastructure into a virtualization-aware flexible backup system. StarWind Tape Redirector provides connection to the drives and libraries from anywhere in the world via iSCSI protocol and simplifies the management tape backup in virtualized environment.
  • Preserves existing backup infrastructure during its virtualization.
  • Simplifies the setup by giving VMs direct access to tape library, as if it was directly attached.
  • Free to use (subject to support restrictions).

StarWind Tape Redirector gives VMs direct access to the tape library via iSCSI as if it had been locally attached and is interacting with tape drives and loaders. Learn More

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