Modern IT is all about virtualization. It’s not a question of whether to virtualize or not to virtualize, it’s when and how far it will go. Fully realizing your virtualization potential, having some sort of shared storage is “A MUST”. Shared storage is also necessary for achieving High Availability and Fault Tolerance on the hypervisor or virtual machine level, fast live VM migration, to protect from planned or unplanned downtime, etc. The classic approach to providing shared storage is using either standalone SAN, NAS or even shared DAS (in the way of SAS JBOD, clustered RAID controllers, etc).
StarWind runs on Windows OS which runs on top of the commodity servers thus eliminating typical proprietary hardware problems:
Using StarWind Virtual SAN on the commodity hardware, which significantly decreases the CapEx and OpEx of the entire system, provides the ability for fast and easy maintenance and re-provisioning while keeping the storage components on the cutting edge of technology.