StarWind HyperConverged Appliance with StarWind Virtual SAN: Data Sheet

Published: September 2015

This document describes StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) used with StarWind Virtual SAN, its components, models, and typical configurations.

StarWind HCA unifies commodity servers and storage hardware, hypervisor and associated software into a single scalable layer. It is designed for ROBO, mid-sized and especially small SMB who are looking to bring in quick deployment and operational simplicity to virtualization workloads and reduce related expenses. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance has minimalistic initial hardware footprint of just two servers. Scaling unit is just one server at a time. Compute and storage resources can be leveraged individually matching customer workload and other requirements. HyperConverged Appliances are pre-configured, pre-tested and pre-tuned for every specific case, and shipped by StarWind's hardware partners. StarWind is the “one throat to choke” in terms of support. StarWind HCA costs at least 40% less than all the components separately, thanks to cooperation between StarWind and their software and hardware partners.

Components

  • StarWind HyperConverged Appliance comes in various configurations, depending on the model.
  • Servers: Dell PowerEdge T430 / Dell PowerEdge R630 / Dell PowerEdge R730
  • Hypervisor*: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Virtual Shared Storage*: StarWind Virtual SAN ® V8
  • Virtual Machine Backup and Replication: Veeam ® Backup and ReplicationTM V9
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Capacity Planning: Veeam ® ONETM V9
  • Management: Microsoft SCVMM
  • Security: ESET Antivirus (optionally – 5nine Antivirus)


Typical Configurations

  • Two Model L Nodes
  • Three Model L Nodes
  • Three Model L Nodes + Two Model XL Nodes
  • Three Model L Nodes + Two Model XL Nodes + Six Model S Nodes


Models

  • S - the budget platform for small companies and numerous remote offices
  • L and XL - more advanced lines for larger SMB and Enterprise

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