Sears Home and Franchise Success Story

PUBLISHED/UPDATED: April 22nd, 2016

StarWind is robust, willing to work with us and had faster response than other companies.

John Oates, Sears Home and Franchise


Deploying a reliable storage is a serious challenge in terms of money and skilled staff.

“We had 3 Dell servers with 368Gb RAM and 7Tb HDD space, without SAN technology” – Jeff Rockwell. “That was the problem: exactly no shared storage – no true High Availability, mediocre performance and no Fault-Tolerance. While looking for a good option, among others, Sears Home and Franchise Business considered HP SAN, without any luck. Every other choice the competitors provided had one of the following limitations: lack of flexibility, high price and vendor lock-in.”


As a result, the company deployed StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. So, currently, Sears Home and Franchise Business uses 3 highly available Hyper-V servers running on the hardware that was already on site and recommended by qualified pre-sales support. StarWind HCA is exceptionally easy to manage and requires minimum efforts from on-site IT team.

Jeff Rockwell mentioned, “It has got excellent performance and meets all the requirements. We did have an issue with after-sales-support, however, that has been corrected as well. StarWind is willing to work with its customers.”

StarWind allows Sears Home and Franchise Business to run on high performance, low cost and to be covered by a single support umbrella.

About the Company

Sears Home and Franchise



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John Oates
Jeff Rockwell

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