StarWind iSCSI SAN Passed VMware's Certification Program For VMware ESX Server 4.1

StarWind Enterprise HA Achieved VMware ReadyTM Status

Burlington, Mass. – May 26, 2011 - StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and a pioneer in iSCSI storage, today announced that StarWind Enterprise HA iSCSI SAN software is now officially certified by VMware and it will be included on the VMware Compatibility Guide. To receive this accreditation, StarWind Enterprise HA has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process as well as met all the integration and interoperability criteria required by VMware.

StarWind Enterprise HA iSCSI SAN software ensures that data is accessible and online in the event of site failure. The Active-Active High Availability technology significantly increases application and data availability and provides business continuity. Real-time I/O mirroring is one of High Availability features. It ensures that all the applications are continuously up and running without any disruption even in the event of cluster storage failover to a second storage node.

“We are working hard to make our solution the best, and believe that achieving VMware Ready ™ Certification is a very logical step for StarWind.” said StarWind CEO Artem Berman. “This certification assures our customers that StarWind solution is officially compatible with VMware virtualization products and guarantees full VMware technical support for any VMware infrastructure built using StarWind iSCSI SAN.”

VMware ReadyTM designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products created by their established partners. Customers can rely on VMware Ready products to be reliably inter-operable with vSphere environment and to deliver unique features with significant value.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN software for small and midsize organizations. The flagship product of StarWind 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 organizations with affordable, highly availability storage technology which previously was only available in high-end storage hardware. Advanced enterprise-class features in StarWind include Automated HA Storage Node Failover and Failback (High Availability), Replication across a WAN, 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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