White Paper: Witness

This document explains the benefits of the StarWind’s Witness feature. Clusters with an even amount of nodes are at high risk of experiencing total shutdown if half the nodes fail, so, usually, a physical Witness node is required to avoid downtime and split-brain. StarWind Node Majority Mechanism ensures constant uptime and high availability by setting up a minimum-requirements Witness node or a Witness instance in the cloud, so you don’t have to waste money on redundant hardware if you don’t want to.

White Paper: Server-Side Cache

This document describes the ability of StarWind to combine NVMe storage with common SSDs into a unified storage pool without any bottlenecks or performance drops. StarWind utilizes NVMe for write-intensive applications or turns RAM into L1 cache while using regular SSD as the main storage. The feature enables your systems to perform as if powered by an all-NVMe array without having to buy one.

White Paper: Automated Storage Tiering

Storage tiering allows boosting infrastructure performance. Yet, in such systems, data management becomes a critical issue for IT staff who is to decide on which tier data should go. Obviously, as management becomes more hectic, total cost ownership grows, and return on investment may decrease. Find out how StarWind Automated Storage Tiering resolves these issues.

White Paper: Scale-Up and Scale-Out

This document explains the benefits of StarWind being perfectly suited for scaling of any type and caliber. The feature allows to scale out and scale up without any downtime with any hardware configuration while saving you both time and money thanks to having no HCLs and working all components as a unified system.

White Paper: Converged

This document describes the ability of StarWind VSAN to effectively cater to both converged and hyperconverged infrastructures. Thanks to this feature, you can easily scale compute and storage separately, thereby saving a lot on unnecessary hardware purchases.

White Paper: VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance)

This document describes how greatly customers can benefit from StarWind VSAN being run as VSA. The feature breaks vendor lock-in, relieves of HCLs, and brings all the power the Linux OS open-source community offers through constant innovation and patches that StarWind integrates in a streamlined manner.