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StarWind Software Releases a New Version of StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V

The cheapest way to run Hyper-V. The cheapest way to backup Hyper-V

Burlington, MA – February 14, 2012 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative SAN software provider for iSCSI storage, announced today the release of a new StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V v5.8.

StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V is now enhanced by a powerful Backup and Restore tool. Backup Plug-in has agentless architecture, stores archives in Hyper-V native VHD format, makes instant VM recovery, and allows verification of backups in Sandbox. Backup Plug-in is integrated into the StarWind Centralized Management Console and it enables customers to manage backup and storage from a single window.

StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V delivers advanced Global Deduplication technology that eliminates duplicated data and provides maximum disk space savings.

StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V v5.8 is also improved with a new version of HA plug-in. Now, it allows the use of several network interfaces for synchronization and Heartbeat channel, and also provides automatic HA device synchronization after both nodes were down.

"Customers who have already deployed Microsoft Hyper-V, or intending to do so, now have an excellent opportunity to ensure absolute protection of their data with HA shared storage and VM backup designed by StarWind," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software, Inc. "This solutions is truly cost-effective and that’s why it ideally suits SMBs who want to enjoy all virtualization benefits."

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 focuses 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 HA Storage Node Failover and Failback (High Availability), 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 more than 100 countries and from small and midsize companies to governments and Fortune 1000 companies.

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