For Enterprise ROBO, SMB & Edge looking to transform their standalone hypervisor server or groups/clusters of servers into shared storage without buying any expensive proprietary components — we offer StarWind SAN & NAS Free. Repurpose your existing servers into a hardware-compatibility list (HCL) certified high-performance storage appliance, network-attached storage (NAS), storage area network (SAN), and/or backup target fully compatible with either VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V while using inexpensive commodity hardware
StarWind SAN & NAS Free is shipped as a ready-to-go Linux-based virtual machine (VM) deployed onto your chosen industry-grade hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere. The solution shares the same software-defined storage (SDS) features as StarWind VSAN, which allows it to fully unleash to power of ZFS as well as expose standard protocols like iSCSI, SMB, NFS, and others. Coming as a lightweight piece of software, StarWind SAN & NAS Free is not only easy to install and use thanks to a user-friendly Installation Wizard and an elaborate web-based user interface (UI) for storage management, but it also increases your return on investment (ROI) by allowing to repurpose your aging servers on top of being cost-free.