StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V

It is a hypervisor-centric hardware-agnostic software-defined storage solution. StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V 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 Hyper-V.
  • Achieves fault-tolerance on a minimalistic two-server setup. Features high performance on commodity hardware.
  • Supports two deployment scenarios - “Hyperconverged” and “Compute and Storage Separated” (or simply “Converged”).

StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere

It is a hypervisor-centric hardware-agnostic software-defined storage solution. StarWind VSAN for vSphere ensures inexpensive and easily manageable storage virtualization for SMB and ROBO.
  • Comes as a prepackaged Linux virtual machine with no Windows OS used.
  • Fault-tolerant storage is achieved by “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between servers.
  • Conforms with all the principles of business continuity and helps to mitigate risks, prevent downtime, and preclude possible losses.

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.

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.

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.

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 Web-based Management

StarWind Web-based Management allows orchestrating the StarWind-based infrastructure from any point of the world using any web browser. With this functionality, users can easily monitor their system performance and carry out any other storage-related operations from any remote location.
There are two options for managing the StarWind environment remotely: by deploying StarWind Gateway VM or StarWind Virtual Storage Appliance. Both ways are extremely simple to follow and provide a full control over the infrastructure. All that is needed is to enter VM IP in a web browser.

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.

StarWind RAM Disk

StarWind RAM Disk is a free utility allowing to create a high-performing storage by turning a part of the RAM into a virtual storage device.
  • Requires minimum time and efforts to create an extremely-fast storage
  • No need to buy dedicated hardware since RAM is available in any installation
  • Free to use (subject to support restrictions)

StarWind RAM Disk creates a superfast virtual storage in just a few clicks, becoming a perfect fit for test and development scenarios, troubleshooting cases, or other niched deployments.

StarWind iSCSI Accelerator (Load Balancer)

StarWind iSCSI Accelerator is free software for smart virtualized workload distribution between all available CPU cores. It is developed for Hyper-V environments, where Microsoft iSCSI Initiator cannot leverage workloads effectively.
  • Can be used right from its installation.
  • Eliminates the “single CPU core” bottleneck.
  • Free to use.

StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator

It is the industry’s first all-software NVMe-oF initiator for Windows, allowing applications to talk effectively to PCIe SSDs over RDMA.
  • An all-software solution that requires neither proprietary hardware nor software
  • Created and tested for Windows
  • Works with popular NVMe-oF initiators

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.

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