StarWind Resource Library

White Papers: StarWind ProActive Support

Published: January 18, 2018

The modern world demands businesses to run their applications and services 24/7. Having to cope with such intense workloads, companies have no room for downtimes. Regarding this fact, they want to prevent issues in their IT environments rather than solve them. StarWind ProActive Support is a modern solution that deals with that challenge.

White Papers: StarWind iSER

Published: December 28, 2017

iSER is a powerful iSCSI extension for RDMA that has been designed specially to enhance iSCSI by taking advantage of the RDMA protocol suite. iSER grants uncompromised performance while keeping the latency minimal. The protocol eliminates TCP/IP processing overhead and bypassing the CPU of the target system. Furthermore, it is compatible with any existing storage because iSCSI management and architecture remain unchanged. Together, these benefits make StarWind storage solutions even more performant.

White Papers: Fault Tolerance and High Availability

Published: December 26, 2017

StarWind Virtual SAN eliminates the single point of failure for storage in virtualized infrastructure by using duplication and triplication of data, caches and I/O controllers, basically “mirroring” them all between independent physically different hosts. This way, the virtual shared storage becomes faulttolerant and provides high availability to higher performance and low-cost.

White Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN® Hybrid Cloud [for Azure]

Published: November 1, 2017

This document provides information on the StarWind Virtual SAN Hybrid Cloud [for Azure] feature which allows extending Hyper-V workloads from on-premises servers to Azure public cloud. StarWind Hybrid Cloud combines the benefits of both clouds, featuring low entry cost and flexible scaling options of a public cloud while maintaining security requirements and management simplicity of a private cloud.

White Papers: Avoiding the Cost of Confusion: SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance versus Basic Availability Group on Standard Edition

Published: November 1, 2017

This document describes the differences between Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances and Basic Availability Groups in Standard Edition. It is aimed to help you choose the appropriate high-availability and disaster recovery solution for your SQL Server databases.