Ohio Dominican University ensures 24/7 operation of its education services by deploying a StarWind vSAN-based high availability cluster

PUBLISHED/UPDATED: December 15th, 2022

The high availability of StarWind was excellent and allowed us
to provide the best-practice backup service as well.

Chris Theve, Chief Information Officer


Before StarWind Virtual SAN (vSAN) deployment, Ohio Dominican University was using three IBM DS3400 SANs with Hyper-V on top. The SANs took up an entire rack of space and used Fibre Channel. The cost of maintaining, managing, and upgrading that system was high. Ohio Dominican University needed a shared storage solution to achieve high availability and cut IT expenses. Based on research, StarWind vSAN was the institution’s first choice, and, once implemented, it did not regret that choice.


Ohio Dominican University chose StarWind vSAN to deploy a high availability storage cluster. Now, the institution has two fully redundant servers that are used for storage. All clustered Hyper-V hosts can see both servers, providing the desired high availability. The IT infrastructure works great, so Ohio Dominican University plans to continue using StarWind as its primary storage manager and will also likely use a smaller installation of it to handle a DMZ Hyper-V environment.

About the Company

Ohio Dominican University is a Catholic university located in central Ohio, the U.S.

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Higher Education

Contact Person

Chris Theve, Chief Information Officer

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