Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Gentle Shutdown with PowerChute

Unexpected power outage can result in data loss, especially when write-back cache is in use. The combination of PowerChute and StarWind allows users to gently turn off the VMs, hosts and put the StarWind devices into maintenance mode. Thus, StarWind users get a helpful utility to prevent unexpected power outage and possible data loss. This technical paper provides detailed guidelines on applying StarWind Virtual SAN with PowerChute Network.

Webinar: Deploying FT VMware ESXi: strengthen & optimize IT infrastructure

Published: November 21, 2018

VMware environment allows you to run, connect, and manage many applications. But sooner or later the question arises of the need to guarantee data safety and constant applications availability. Find out from this video how to configure highly available (HA) and fault tolerant (FT) VMware environment with StarWind VSAN for vSphere deployment.

White Paper: StarWind VSAN Free

In their usual routine, IT administrators face a considerable variety of different tasks. Finding a proper storage platform remains the most challenging one. Picking up the right solution for Test & Development, POC and backup and Disaster Recovery scenarios can become a nightmare sometimes. StarWind Virtual SAN Free is a fault-tolerant and still easy to manage software-defined storage that perfectly suits the shared storage purpose. It is managed via CLI but includes UI for monitoring.

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.