StarWind offered the best of several worlds: improved performance, lower cost, and increased redundancy and failover capabilities.
Brad Luhta, Director of Information Technology
Before using StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA), Lake Erie College had multiple hosts with VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V. The college could not provide the protection and safety of its academic data due to the lack of replication and redundancy. In addition, there was a problem with the replacement of outdated hardware. The college wanted to improve IT infrastructure performance and increase redundancy and failover capabilities. The solution was to be financially justified and fit the college’s limited budget. Lake Erie College considered the possibility of purchasing VMware vSAN software-defined storage (SDS), but the characteristics and price of StarWind’s solution became a safe bet.
Lake Erie College has chosen StarWind HCA as it allowed to replace outdated hardware and move to hyperconvergence even with the strictest budget. The college gained reliable backup and ensured Hyper-V live migration by minimizing downtime. So, Lake Erie College achieved the protection and safety of its academic data. StarWind HCA allowed creating a high-performance, highly available (HA), and fault-tolerant (FT) IT environment at an incredibly competitive price. StarWind HCA is about zero efforts in configuration and maintenance and 100% peace of mind.
About the Company
Lake Erie College is a higher education institution located in Painesville, Ohio. It is a private college with a small operating budget and limited resources that required a cost-effective and highly flexible IT environment.
Director of Information Technology