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HyperConverged Appliance: Datasheet

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Published: March 1, 2020

For organizations looking to decrease their application downtime but are strangled with limited IT t­­eam resources and budgets, our solution is StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA). StarWind HCA is a 100% software-defined ­­­hyperconverged platform built with Tier1 OEM hardware manufacturers server platforms. The burden of configuration, application migration, and integration is completely removed from the customer’s shoulders.

Furthermore, HCA cuts downtime and management efforts to a minimum since StarWind ProActive Premium Support monitors the cluster health 24/7/365, predicts failures, and reacts to them before an issue actually happens. And, finally, StarWind HCA is the only solution in the industry offering true HA with just a single physical node.

Features Benefits
  • Hybrid Cloud: clustering with active-active data replication between on-premises and AWS, Azure or any other public cloud
  • Fault Tolerance, High Availability, Distributed RAM cache, Secure backups, Cloud DR and more
  • RDMA: maximize performance and CPU cores available to your applications by eliminating I/O overhead
  • Zero configuration, migration, and integration efforts
  • HCA fits even the strictest budgets by being a true 2-node cluster
  • Constant uptime thanks to high fault tolerance rate: a 2-node system tolerates 1 node and 1 disk failure

Easy Management

StarWind Command Center delivers true single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring experience to HCA. We consolidated sophisticated dashboards that cover all the important information about the state of each environment component into a single screen. Imagine having just 1 browser tab to perform 20% of your IT-related routines that would otherwise take 80% of your time.

 

Certified Refurbished

StarWind and xByte Technologies partner together to provide significant cost savings with their certified refurbished HCA options. This is a perfect fit for those looking to cut their virtualization deployment expenses.
The refurbished HCA nodes carry the same warranty and support from our side so neither the warranty nor the quality is sacrificed. Check with your account representative to find out what options are available in your region.

Split Digital LLC goes hyperconverged with StarWind to make their system highly available and easily scalable under a transparent pay-as-you-grow model

We now have hyperconverged infrastructure that exactly fits what we wanted for extreme reliability and extreme uptime. This is perfect for a small company like us, as we can be much more nimble and responsive to our customers

Matthew Henson, the Founder

Performance Flash

StarWind Performance Flash Appliance is designed for small and mid-size SMB virtualized environments. All-flash storage configuration provides the best performance. Also, you can scale up by adding more storage, memory, and interface cards. Clusters can also have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. With StarWind ProActive Premium Support included with the appliance, the responsibility for health status monitoring and availability of your applications is covered by StarWind Intelligent monitoring service and a team of professional support engineers.

Model Name P-Spec 4.8 P-Spec 9.6 P-Spec 15.3 P-Spec 23
Chassis configuration* 1U 6/10 bays 1U 6/10 bays 1U 9/24 bays 2U 13/24 bays
CPU Intel Xeon Scalable Family
2x Silver 4208
2.1GHz 8C/16T
2x Silver 4208
2.1GHz 8C/16T
2x Gold 5218
2.3GHz 16C/32T
RAM, GB 128 128 256 512
Usable Capacity, TB** 4.8 9.6 15.3 23
Scale Up Support Storage / NICs / RAM
Storage 960GB/1.92TB SATA Mix Use SSD
2x 240GB SSD RAID1 Boot Storage
Networking 2×1 GbE + 2×10 GbE NDC
2×25 GbE (Private, RDMA-enabled)
ProActive Services*** StarWind ProActive Premium Support Included by default
Deduplication and Compression Yes

*Chassis Configuration and Scale-Up Support may vary
**Approximate capacity

***Read more about StarWind ProActive Premium Support here

Switchless scale-out options are available for certain models. For additional details please contact your sales manager.
Available hardware options are Supermicro and Dell OEM. Other OEM options available on demand.

NEW! All-Flash StarWind HCAs now available with all-NVMe storage setup for use with Microsoft Hyper-V. Please inquire with your sales representative or partner for more details.

Capacity Flash

StarWind Capacity Flash Appliance utilizes automated storage tiering to handle performance-intensive workloads in a cost-efficient manner. It provides an excellent balance between performance and cost. These models are built to deliver high storage capacity and great performance. Also, you can scale up by adding more storage, memory, and interface cards. Clusters can also have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. With StarWind ProActive Premium Support included with the appliance, the responsibility for health status monitoring and availability of your applications is covered by StarWind Intelligent monitoring service and a team of professional support engineers.

Model Name C-Spec 8.6 C-Spec 15.3 C-Spec 24.8 C-Spec 36.4
Chassis configuration* 1U 8/10 bays 1U 10/10 bays 2U 15/24 bays 2U 21/24 bays
CPU Intel Xeon Scalable Family
2x Silver 4208
2.1G 8C/16T
2x Gold 5218
2.3GHz 16C/32T
RAM, GB 128 256 256 512
Usable Capacity, TB** 8.6 15.3 24.8 36.4
Scale Up Support Disks / NIC / RAM NIC / RAM Disks / NIC / RAM
Storage 960 GB / 1.92 TB SATA SSD
2x 240GB SSD RAID1 Boot Storage
Networking 2×1 + 2×10 GbE
2×25 GbE (Private, RDMA-enabled)
ProActive Services*** StarWind ProActive Premium Support Included by default
Deduplication and Compression Yes

*Chassis Configuration and Scale-Up Support may vary
**Approximate capacity

***Read more about StarWind ProActive Premium Support here

Switchless scale-out options are available for certain models. For additional details please contact your sales manager.
Available hardware options are Supermicro and Dell OEM. Other OEM options available on demand.

Value Flash

StarWind Value Flash Appliance is the option with the best $/GB value. These models are built to provide high storage capacity and moderate compute power for capacity-hungry applications. Also, you can scale up by adding more storage, memory, and interface cards. Clusters can also have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. With StarWind ProActive Premium Support included with the appliance, the responsibility for health status monitoring and availability of your applications is covered by StarWind Intelligent monitoring service and a team of professional support engineers.

Model Name V-Spec 3.8 V-Spec 7.6
Chassis configuration* 1U 5/10 bays 1U 5/10 bays
CPU Intel Xeon Scalable Family
2x Silver 4208
2.1G 8C/16T
RAM, GB 128
Usable Capacity, TB** 3.8 7.6
Scale Up Support Disks / NIC / RAM
Storage 960GB / 1.92TB SATA SSD
2x 240GB SSD RAID1Boot
Networking 2×1 + 2×10 GbE
2×10/25 GbE (Private)
ProActive Services*** StarWind ProActive Premium Support Included by default
Deduplication and Compression Yes

*Chassis Configuration and Scale-Up Support may vary
**Approximate capacity

***Read more about StarWind ProActive Premium Support here

Switchless scale-out options are available for certain models. For additional details please contact your sales manager.
Available hardware options are Supermicro and Dell OEM. Other OEM options available on demand.

Supported Hypervisors: Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, KVM (coming soon)
Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Supported Container Platforms: Docker
Supported IaaS Platforms: OVH vCloud Air­
Supported Storage Protocols: iSCSI, iSER, SMB3, SMB Direct, NFSv4.1, NVMe-oF
Supported Storage Management & Integrations: SMI-S, VVols, Redfish™, Swordfish™
Recommended Switches: Mellanox MSN2100, MSN2010, Dell S4810
Virtual Machine Backup and Replication: Veeam® Backup and Replication™ V10
Monitoring, Reporting and Capacity Planning: Veeam® ONE™ V10
Management and Security: StarWind Web Management, StarWind Command Center, StarWind ProActive Services*
Optional Components: 5nine Manager; Microsoft SCVMM, Windows Admin Center; VMware vSphere Operations Management

*ProActive services are available in specific countries. Please contact your account manager or distributor for more details.

System configurations presented in this document are for reference only. For exact system configuration please inquire with your Account Manager.

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is a turnkey, entirely software-defined hyperconverged platform purpose-built for intensive virtualization workloads. Bringing the desired performance and reducing downtime, the solution can be deployed by organizations with limited budgets and IT team resources. Also, it requires only one onsite node to deliver HA for your applications that make the solution even more cost-efficient.
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