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StarWind Software Introduces the Free Versions of Storage Virtualization Software with High Availability

StarWind is the First and the Only Vendor in the Storage Industry to Provide Storage Virtualization Software with HA Functionality at ZERO Cost

Burlington, MA – November 15, 2012 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative provider of storage virtualization software and VM backup technology, announced today the release of the StarWind iSCSI SAN Free edition and StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V Free edition with the entire functionality of High Availability (HA).

The free editions of storage virtualization software offer an unlimited number of concurrent iSCSI connections and unlimited storage capacity for single-node device. The StarWind free editions with an HA device permit installation on two servers, but are limited in storage capacity to 128 GB. Hence, StarWind allows IT admins to simplify their life by enabling them to save the time and money of their respective organizations, as well as any customer to evaluate this advanced technology in testing labs, for personal use or education.

StarWind free editions offers a unique set of features, including Active-Active High Availability, Data Deduplication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin provisioning and high speed caching, etc. Such features as Asynchronous WAN-replication, SPTI and SAN/NAS cluster file share sharing are offered as paid upgrade options.

"Currently, StarWind is the only vendor offering iSCSI SAN software with the full set of advanced features at no cost," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software. "We are making history in the storage industry, since every customer can now deploy StarWind free HA solutions designed for major hypervisor platforms without any hidden costs in order to evaluate the technology and view its benefits in operation."

If you need a SAN with more storage capacity and extended functionality, you can easily upgrade the free editions to paid versions while preserving the settings and avoiding downtime simply by activating a purchased license key.

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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