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Value Proposition

StarWind Tape Redirector

StarWind Tape Redirector is a free tool that eliminates tape interface distance restrictions and allows to connect virtual machines to physical tape infrastructures. This turns the bulky tape infrastructure into a virtualization-aware flexible backup system. StarWind Tape Redirector provides a connection to drives and libraries from anywhere in the world via the iSCSI protocol and simplifies the management of tape backup in a virtualized environment.

Differentiation

Unlike other solutions typically implemented as an additional feature in hardware backup appliance, StarWind Tape Redirector is 100% software based requiring no dedicated hardware to run on. It provides ultimate flexibility and can be deployed in your existing environment in a matter of minutes.

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Features

ISCSI "Gateway"

StarWind Tape Redirector utilizes the iSCSI uplink protocol to establish a connection between backup servers and tape drives, transferring backup data over any IP network. There is no more need to have tape drives and libraries in every office.

Direct Access

StarWind Tape Redirector provides VMs with direct access to the tape library via iSCSI as if it's attached locally and interacting with tape drives and loaders. It brings physical tapes as close to virtualization as possible before virtualizing them completely.
Features
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Benefits

Free of Charge

StarWind Tape Redirector is part of StarWind Virtual SAN Free functionality. It is distributed without any hidden payments, additional required licenses or time bombs, no strings attached. Tape Redirector is good for immediate download and use.

Tape Convenience

StarWind Tape Redirector turns the bulky tape infrastructure into a virtualization-aware flexible backup system. It provides a connection to drives and libraries from anywhere in the world via the iSCSI protocol and simplifies the management of tape backup in a virtualized environment.

Backup Infrastructure Intact

StarWind Tape Redirector preserves the existing logical backup infrastructure when performing P2V migration and building a virtualized backup system. It seamlessly integrates into the system and makes physical tape backup more virtualization-aware.

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What The World Says About Us

StarWind gets praise for its solution's high level of customization in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for HCI


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Success Stories

We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.

Vass Sandor, IT Infrastructure Leader

By being able to virtualize our environment with StarWind, we were able to retire some old hardware, get our services highly available, reduce power consumption and heat in our server closet.

David Gardner, Information Systems Manager

We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.

Srinivas Kouda, Company’s Representative

StarWind got us off the clustered environment, which was a big help. So, I could regain control of my storage and reclaim and redistribute the space we desperately needed.

Ryan Fulton, Company’s Representative

Price + Simplicity. StarWind VSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

We chose StarWind Mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator,
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware. There was a need to increase IT infrastructure performance and we saw StarWind as the most cost-effective solution.

Željko Medić, Director of IT Department

StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.

Joe Gursky, Director of IT
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