Value proposition

NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows OEM

StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows OEM is the only solution that enables you to introduce end-to-end NVMe-oF storage connectivity to your Windows customers. With StarWind, your customers get instant NVMe-oF connectivity with no need to upgrade every host with proprietary rNICs or wait years for a native OS functionality to appear and mature. StarWind provides a Windows-Certified NVMe-oF initiator that works on any TCP and RoCEv2 networks as an OEM to be shipped under your brand.

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StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator is certified with Windows
Server 2019 and Windows 10
StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows is now included in the UNH IOL Interoperability matrix tests as a default Microsoft Windows and Windows Server NVMe-oF connectivity test for NVMe-oF storage products.

Faster Time-to-Market

Offer end-to-end NVMe-oF storage solutions right here and right now. No need to spend time developing your own initiator or make customers wait years for built-in OS functionality.

Visible Sales Enabler

Close more deals by offering superior technological solutions. No need to develop a component from scratch: leverage the ready-to-use certified component and integrate it into your offering.

Easy Customer Upgrade

With StarWind, the path to NVMe-oF is as simple as installing the Initiator software. No need to upgrade the entire infrastructure with proprietary hardware.

Partners & Joint StarWind OEM Projects

Supported and Verified

StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows has already been successfully integrated into multiple solutions by our technology partners. This has been made possible thanks to a continuous collaborative effort between StarWind and leading vendors in the NVMe-oF space. We are ready to help you bring the best solution to life faster even for your most challenging customers.

Excelero delivers Elastic NVMe software that enables scalable, high-performance distributed block storage for demanding applications such as AI training, HPC research, and data analytics. The company enables customers to massively improve the ROI across the entire datacenter: use standard servers, maximize component utilization (NVMe, GPU), minimize overhead, and reduce software costs.

StarWind and Excelero have tested and verified full compatibility between Excelero NVMesh and StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows. The combined solution unlocks shared NVMe storage for SQL and other performance-hungry Windows applications at microseconds latency across any network.

NVIDIA Mellanox Storage Solutions. Data storage is undergoing a speed revolution with Flash media and NVMe overwhelming traditional 8G/16G Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet networks. Faster servers, new cloud, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads demand more bandwidth and lower latency. Storage architects are increasingly adopting Ethernet Storage Fabric (ESF) to upgrade Fibre Channel SANs for new modern storage environments. Mellanox offers the ideal storage interconnect portfolio at speeds from 10 to 200Gb/s, delivering the best efficiency, highest performance and greatest scalability for storage networking.

StarWind and NVIDIA have tested and verified full compatibility between Mellanox interconnect, ConnectX series Network adapters, and StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows. Together, StarWind and NVIDIA provide customers with end-to-end supported and verified infrastructure to deliver shared NVMe storage to performance-hungry Windows applications at maximum speed and minimum possible latency.

Pavilion shatters customer expectations and resulting organizational outcomes by revolutionizing data processing for modern AI/ML, HPC, Analytics, Enterprise Edge, and other data-driven applications. The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform, powered by Pavilion HyperOS, delivers unmatched performance and density, ultra-low latency, unlimited scalability, and flexibility, providing customers unprecedented choice and control.

The StarWind and Pavilion partnership delivers NVMe-oF/RDMA for ultra-low latency and high throughput to customers with high performance Microsoft Windows environments, such as MS SQL Server, enabling them to achieve unprecedented results.

pixitmedia provides award-winning software-defined storage and data management solutions within Media & Entertainment, from On-Set Production, Visual Effects (VFX) and Post-Production to Broadcast, Playout and Content Distribution. The pixitmedia SDS solution, pixstor, delivers guaranteed performance for the lifespan of the solution up to 99% capacity. Every pixstor solution scales efficiently and linearly, offering maximum value and flexibility either on-premises using NVMe or in the public or private cloud.

StarWind and pixitmedia have tested and verified the full compatibility between pixitmedia, pixstor and StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator for Windows. The combined solution brings all the NVMe storage potential to any performance-demanding Windows application at microsecond latency across any network. To ensure that customers get a reliable solution with end-to-end support, StarWind and pixitmedia are continuously working together to maintain full compatibility.

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What The World Says About Us

StarWind included as Niche Player for the fourth consecutive time in 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for HCI Software

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Success Stories

We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.

Srinivas Kouda, Company’s Representative

We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.

Vass Sandor, IT Infrastructure Leader

By being able to virtualize our environment with StarWind, we were able to retire some old hardware, get our services highly available, reduce power consumption and heat in our server closet.

David Gardner, Information Systems Manager

StarWind got us off the clustered environment, which was a big help. So, I could regain control of my storage and reclaim and redistribute the space we desperately needed.

Ryan Fulton, Company’s Representative

Price + Simplicity. StarWind vSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

We chose StarWind Mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator,
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware. There was a need to increase IT infrastructure performance and we saw StarWind as the most cost-effective solution.

Željko Medić, Director of IT Department

StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.

Joe Gursky, Director of IT
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