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StarWind Supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering

StarWind Converts Windows Servers into Shared Storage to Enable High Availability with SQL Server Clustering

Burlington, MA – June 10, 2009StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and iSCSI storage software for SMBs, is announcing full compatibility for SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering for High Availability deployments. StarWind converts Windows servers into shared storage for deploying SQL Server clusters, making it an ideal solution for highly available database applications for SMBs.

StarWind enables customers to convert Windows Server 2003 or 2008 into an advanced, enterprise-class SAN for SQL Server and vastly improve database protection with Mirroring & Replication, CDP & Snapshots and Thin Provisioning. A technical whitepaper titled "Using StarWind with MS Server Clusters on Windows Server 2008" is available for download on the StarWind Software website.

"StarWind enables SQL Server clustering by converting any Windows server into shared storage," said Ross Mistry, Microsoft MVP and Author of the 'Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration' book. "They offer a truly affordable storage solution to deploy a cost effective SQL Server 2008 failover cluster. It is easy to set up and manage, and is an excellent choice for IT departments at small and midsize businesses that are trying to do more with less."

Key Features of StarWind Enterprise Server include:
• Reliability, scalability and transactional integrity for SQL Server
• SQL Server clustering for high-availability of databases
• Mirroring and Replication across a campus or a WAN
• Live, point-in-time snapshots of the database
• VSS Support

Many SQL Server DBAs and developers can own and use the new StarWind Free version at no charge which offers a large 2 TB capacity, support for server clusters and unlimited number of concurrent iSCSI connections. IP SAN for Microsoft SQL Server Datasheet is available on the website.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a leading global provider of storage virtualization and iSCSI storage software for SMBs. The flagship product, StarWind Enterprise Server, converts any Windows server into a reliable, enterprise-class IP SAN and is designed for use with Microsoft Windows Server clusters for database applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Server. StarWind is the most affordable shared storage solution that combines reliability, ease of use and enterprise-class features such as Mirroring and Replication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI storage industry and has been the solution of choice for thousands of global customers in over 50 countries, from SMBs, to governments and Fortune 1000 clients. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit


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