Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Enable iSER

This document describes how to enable iSER, a topnotch data transfer iSCSI extension for RDMA, in StarWind Virtual SAN environment. Enabling iSER allows increasing the speed of VM migration and data replication. Additionally, iSER provides all the advantages of the iSCSI protocol, including security and simplicity.

White Paper: StarWind iSER

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 Paper: Unified Storage (Multiprotocol)

Different products like Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere use different, often mutually incompatible uplink protocols such as iSCSI, NFS or SMB3. This makes finding a storage for both environments simultaneously tricky. StarWind Virtual SAN exposes industry-standard uplink protocols allowing multiple virtualization environments interact with storage and form a working setup.

Webinar: StarWind presents extreme performance with RDMA-capable future technologies at MegaСast by ActualTech Media

Published: November 16, 2016

In this Megacast webinar from ActualTech Media, Max Kolomyeytsev, Director of Product Management at StarWind talks about the ultra-performing NVMe and other RDMA-capable tech and how they all add up in the HyperConverged Appliance. He describes the actual performance changes that this innovation implies and how it works in real life, not just on paper. The latest update of StarWind HyperConverged Appliance adopts RDMA technology, including protocols and SSD and makes it affordable for SMB, ROBO and SOHO.