Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® 2-node Compute and Storage Separated Scenario with Windows Server 2012 R2

This guide describes how to configure a 2-node compute and storage separated scenario with deploying StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) for Microsoft Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2. Read the guide and find out all the steps required for provisioning StarWind High Availability (HA) Storage to Windows Server 2012 R2 hosts and creating a failover cluster.

White Paper: Fault Tolerance and High Availability

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 fault tolerant and provides high availability to higher performance and low-cost.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® 2-node Hyperconverged Scenario with VMware vSphere 6.0

VMware vSphere requires shared storage to ensure data safety, smooth virtual machines migration, and build a fault-tolerant IT environment. StarWind Virtual SAN, in its turn, allows turning the local storage into the shared one. Learn from this technical paper how to set up a hyperconverged 2-node vSphere cluster with StarWind Virtual SAN.

Webinar: Why building VMware vSphere and Hyper-V stretched clusters?

Published: April 13, 2018

Any storage admin knows that any IT environment once being scaled grows its compute power, storage capacity, and… efforts required for its management. Fortunately, there’s a way to make your IT life easier. Learn from this video more about how building Hyper-V or vSphere stretched clusters comes in handy.

Webinar: Testing and comparing the performance of your Local and Shared Storage

Published: June 22, 2017

In this video, StarWind provides useful advice for proper storage performance testing and discusses main factors influencing performance characteristics. The video further compares the performance of local storage and StarWind Highly Available shared storage using StarWind Storage Test tool.