A. L. Thompson’s gets required scalability and high availability with the bare minimum of expense with StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Published: August 27th, 2019

StarWind’s price was in our budget and the product fit the business requirements.

Chaz Hill, Company representative


Before StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) deployment, A. L. Thompson’s had a VMware environment with local storage and ESXi on top. The company wanted to achieve scalability for its IT infrastructure expanding server space.
A. L. Thompson’s required a solution that would provide the desired scalability without buying expensive direct-attached storage (DAS) and without replacing existing hardware. In addition, the company needed to optimize intense virtualized workloads between the ESXi hosts. All this was required to achieve at a price affordable for SMB.


A. L. Thompson’s has chosen StarWind VSAN because it could provide a full-fledged shared storage solution with no need for buying costly proprietary components. It eliminates the actual physical shared storage, operating on existing hardware. With StarWind VSAN the company achieved high availability (HA) and required scalability with the bare minimum of expense – not buying costly DAS and not replacing existing hardware. Thanks to StarWind VSAN features, A. L. Thompson’s got the opportunity to move virtual machines (VMs) around and distribute the virtualized workloads between the ESXi hosts evenly. So how to meet all your business needs with a single software-defined storage solution? Use StarWind VSAN – that’s all there is to it.

A. L. Thompson's

About the Company

A. L. Thompson’s is a British company located on the Cayman Islands. It specializes in building materials retail.

Company Profile

Building materials retail

Contact Person

Chaz Hill,
Company representative