StarWind Software announces OEM partnership with VeryPC to provide EcoVault SAN hardware and software

StarWind iSCSI SAN software runs on Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, allowing OEM customer VeryPC to integrate energy efficient server hardware for a complete bundled SAN built without the costs associated with custom hardware and software storage.

Burlington, Mass. – November 11, 2010 - StarWind Software Inc., a global leader in SAN software for building highly available iSCSI storage area networking solutions and VeryPC, a manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient eco-friendly desktop computers and servers, announce the release of the EcoVault SAN.

Under the OEM agreement, VeryPC’s customers now have access to StarWind’s SAN software, opening a new door for SMBs to take advantage of a highly available, fault-tolerant iSCSI SAN. Using a powerful combination of StarWind iSCSI SAN features such as Active-Active Highly Available Storage nodes, Synchronous Data Mirroring with Automatic Failover, Replication, CDP (Continuous Data Protection) and Snapshots, customers can purchase a total SAN solution with hardware and software supported by a single vendor.

VeryPC’s EcoVault SANs use StarWind iSCSI software running on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 OS with Intel processors. Providing up to 72TB capacity with optional 90TB expansion boxes, High Availability in a 2U form factor, an EcoVault 200 SAN provides significant benefits for customers looking for a truly reliable SAN with cost effective, energy efficient, high performance hardware. StarWind iSCSI SAN Software is qualified for use with all the leading hypervisors including VMware, Hyper-V and XenServer.

The OEM partnership with VeryPC and StarWind allows businesses and non-profit organizations to afford simple and effective tools for data storage and data management tasks such as snapshots, volume clones and off site replication. VeryPC’s storage server hardware provides an easy to use and implement storage appliance, helping customers to take advantage of consolidated storage for both physical and virtual environments. The EcoVault High Availability SAN provides redundancy across storage nodes using Synchronous Mirroring for zero down time and zero data loss.

“StarWind selected VeryPC as an OEM partner due to their strong background and proven success working with world class IT vendors to deliver integrated solutions to end user customers. VeryPC also impressed us with their dedication to the Channel, offering their own reseller partners extreme value for a solution that meets customer expectations for reducing power and cooling in server rooms and datacenters. Partnering with VeryPC enables Value Added Resellers to provide a proven iSCSI SAN solution from an established manufacturer while realizing excellent margins.” Artem Berman, CEO of StarWind Software.

“Our ground breaking partnership with StarWind enables us to provide VARs the ability to grow their storage practice with a highly efficient iSCSI SAN for physical servers and virtualized environments – our partners customers can now use enterprise storage features such as snapshots, volume clones and replication, along with advanced hypervisor features such as vMotion, HA and DRS in VMware. The EcoVault 200 SAN is ideal for Channel Partners looking to deliver innovative storage and disaster recovery solutions while also capturing current initiatives to ‘green’ the IT server room, enabling their customers to fund the acquisition through Salix or Carbon Trust Loans.” Peter Hopton, Managing Director of VeryPC.

VeryPC invites VARs and Managed Service Providers to help bring the EcoVault SAN to market. For more information on VeryPC’s Channel Partner Program email: sales@very-pc.co.uk

About VeryPC
VeryPC build the world's most energy efficient desktop computers and servers. Our GreenPCs and GreenServers are being used in homes, businesses, universities, schools and organisations across the UK and worldwide. Established in 2004 in Sheffield, United Kingdom, VeryPC are proud to say that we have remained in our home city throughout our continued growth as a company. VeryPC's headquarters and manufacturing facility, an environmentally friendly building rated "very good" by the BREEAM standard was opened by Secretary of State for the environment, the Rt Hon. Hilary Benn MP and the former Home Secretary, the Rt Hon. David Blunkett MP in June 2008. Our environmentally aware approach to IT and computer manufacture has garnered numerous awards, including Environmental Innovator 2008 from UK CEED SustainIT in The National eWell-Being Awards.

For more information on VeryPC visit: www.very-pc.co.uk

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN software for small and midsize companies. StarWind's flagship product is SAN software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN. StarWind iSCSI SAN is qualified for use with VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer and Linux and Unix environments. StarWind Software is focused on providing small and midsize companies with affordable, highly availability storage technology which previously was only available in high-end storage hardware. Advanced enterprise-class features in StarWind include Automated Storage Node Failover and Failback, Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape management.

Since 2003 StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN software industry and is the solution of choice for over 30,000 customers worldwide in over 100 countries, from small and midsize companies to governments and Fortune 1000 companies.

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