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StarWind HyperConverged Appliance with StarWind Virtual SAN: Data Sheet

Published: September 9, 2015

HCA Value Proposition

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is a complete turnkey solution designed to eliminate unreasonably high complexity and cost of IT infrastructures. The HCA platform seamlessly integrates into any environment and takes application performance and availability to a whole new level. We further simplify the process by assisting each customer with migration and integration.

Also, StarWind HCA completely excludes customer effort in monitoring and supporting the infrastructure. By combining monitoring and proprietary analytics, StarWind ProActive Support guarantees unprecedented uptime and provides insights on resource planning and upgrade suggestions. In addition, HCA now supports true HA hybrid cloud clustering between on-premises and public cloud.

Performance and Features

• Storage fault tolerance combined with local reconstruction code for maximum resiliency
• Multiple hypervisor support for a seamless integration into any existing environment
• Uncompromised performance thanks to “Grid” scale out & leveraging “data locality” for all I/O

Simplicity of Use

• Built to order systems combined with individual migration assistance for maximum ease of deployment
• Single pane of glass control over your environment with StarWind Manager
• Single point of contact ProActive Support as a default, along with 4 hours and next business day hardware parts replacement options

Cost Efficiency

• 95% of resources are available to the applications since less than 5% RAM, CPU, and storage
consumed by SDS stack and management
• Public cloud storage used for backups and archival: pay only for the storage capacity you are using
• Commercial Off-the-Shelf components, no overpriced proprietary hardware

Supported Hypervisors: Hyper-V, incl.Microsoft Hyper-V server, vSphere, incl. free vSphere hypervisor, KVM (coming soon)
Supported Software Container Platforms: Docker
Supported IaaS Platforms: OVH vCloud Air,
Switches (optional): Mellanox SX1012, Mellanox SX1024, Dell S4810
Virtual Machine Backup and Replication: Veeam® Backup and Replication™ V9.5
Monitoring, Reporting and Capacity Planning: Veeam® ONE™ V9.5
Management and Security: StarWind Web Management
Optional: 5nine Management, Microsoft SCVMM, VMware vSphere Operations Management

All Flash

StarWind HCA Model L is the mid-size system for SMB virtualized environments. The starter set begins with just 2 servers and allows flexible scaling to meet any requirements of your business. This can be done by simply adding nodes, drives, RAM, or CPUs. Clusters can also have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. 1U form factor provides maximum compute power in minimum rack space without resorting to proprietary blade and module server systems. The allflash configuration provides the best capacity-performance ratio. With StarWind ProActive 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 professional team of support engineers.

*Failures to tolerate
**Read more about StarWind ProActive Support here

StarWind HCA Model XL is a high-end virtualization appliance, which provides uncompromised performance for high load virtual server and VDI workloads. The starter set begins with just 2 servers and allows flexible scaling to meet any requirements of your business. This can be done by simply adding nodes, drives, RAM, or CPUs. Clusters can also have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. With StarWind ProActive 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 professional team of support engineers.

*Failures to tolerate
**Read more about StarWind ProActive Support here

Hybrid StarWind HCA XL-H utilizes automated storage tiering to handle performance intensive workloads in a cost-efficient manner. It provides a healthy balance of performance and cost. These models are built to provide high storage capacity and great performance without having to go all-flash. The starter set packs begins with just 2 servers and allows flexible scaling
to meet any requirements of your business. This can be done by simply adding nodes, drives, RAM, or CPUs. Clusters can also have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. With StarWind ProActive 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 professional team of support engineers.

*Failures to tolerate
**Read more about StarWind ProActive Support here

Disk

StarWind HCA Model XL-V is the high capacity option with the best $/GB value. These models are built to provide high storage capacity and compute power without breaking the bank. The starter set begins with just 2 servers and allows flexible scaling to meet any requirements of your business. This can be done by simply adding nodes, drives, RAM, or CPUs. Clusters can also
have mixed node configurations to adapt multiple workload requirements. With StarWind ProActive 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 professional team of support engineers.

*Failures to tolerate
**Read more about StarWind ProActive Support here