StarWind Software Becomes HP Technology Partner

StarWind To Offer Open iSCSI SAN on HP ProLiant Servers Making Leading Storage Virtualization Software Available to HP Server Customers and VARs

Burlington, Mass. – April 06, 2009StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and iSCSI SAN software, today announced it has joined the HP technology alliance program, HP Developer and Solution Partner Program. StarWind Software will work closely with HP to provide, small and medium business customers the best performing and most cost effective virtual storage solution on the market. By becoming an HP partner, StarWind is further enhancing its relationship with HP and is taking the step to integrate its StarWind iSCSI SAN software with HP servers such as HP ProLiant DL 380 G6 and HP BladeSystem to provide its channel partners with more choices and flexibility for their customers' SAN and virtualization deployments.

"We are excited to work closely with HP to provide our joint solutions to customers. HP customers can now run StarWind software on high-performance HP servers for disaster recovery and virtualization projects," said Zorian Rotenberg, President and CEO, StarWind Software. "Our partnership with HP not only broadens our reach but also provides HP customers with one of the most advanced, reliable and affordable iSCSI SAN software solutions available today."

StarWind iSCSI SAN Server 4.0, is a cost-effective, open iSCSI SAN software solution that can be installed on a high-performance server such as the HP ProLiant DL 380 G6, converting it into a reliable, powerful, and full-featured SAN. Designed to work with leading virtualization solutions such as VMware ESX, StarWind iSCSI SAN software supports the full line of HP ProLiant servers listed within VMware ESX Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). The combination of HP Proliant DL 380 with its hot-plug, high-performance, serial-attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives and StarWind iSCSI SAN software is an ideal choice for high I/O and transactional applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Oracle. StarWind also supports HP-UX Unix iSCSI software initiator.

HP’s Developer & Solution Partner Program (DSPP) provides partners with technical and marketing assistance, designed to create new revenue and market opportunities for HP’s Business Partners and provide customers with robust fully tested solutions. The partnership provides StarWind with access to HP’s customers and partners and assures HP customers that StarWind iSCSI SAN has passed rigorous testing with HP servers.

HP customers can download StarWind iSCSI SAN 4.0 trial at the company website www.StarWindSoftware.com which takes less than 20 minutes to download and install.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a leading global provider storage virtualization and Open iSCSI SAN solutions. StarWind Server is an iSCSI SAN software that converts any Windows Server into a reliable, powerful and scalable SAN and is designed for use with solutions such as VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server clusters for databases applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Server. StarWind is an affordable iSCSI SAN solution and combines an ease of use with enterprise-class features such as Mirroring and Replication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003 StarWind has been a pioneer in the iSCSI SAN industry and the solution of choice for thousands of global customers, in over 50 countries serving small and midsized businesses (SMB), governments, and regional offices/branch offices (ROBO) of Fortune 1000 companies.

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