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Value Proposition

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA)

Hyperconvergence in a Flash

StarWind HCA is a true turnkey hyperconverged platform that combines network, storage, compute, and software in a small 2-node footprint. Evidently decrease your TCO, increase ROI, experience maximum performance and flawless resiliency with a single HCI solution from the only all-flash hyperconvergence vendor that has it all. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance will be the perfect fit for organizations looking to ensure ultimate performance for their mission-critical applications without spending a fortune on hardware and IT staff.

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Free Migration Assistance

StarWind HCA comes fully pre-configured and fine-tuned to your requirements by StarWind Engineers. StarWind assists with the migration to its solution at no extra cost. There are no hidden costs or licensing pitfalls: StarWind HCA comes with standardized, transparent licensing. It’s a unique StarWind practice not offered by any other HCI vendor for free.

Industry-Best Support

StarWind will be your single point of support with strict (one-hour or less) SLAs round-the-clock. Your environment’s health will be monitored 24/7/365 by ProActive Premium Support, a StarWind Intelligent monitoring service, and a dedicated team of engineers to prevent any issues. All software and hardware upgrades are included over the life of the license.

Smooth User Experience

StarWind Command Center, a single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring web UI, is also included together with every StarWind HCA license. Control your hardware resources (networking, storage) and software resources (workload, VMs, backups) from a unified convenient dashboard in the form of a neat HTML5-based user interface.

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STARWIND HCA SPECIFICATIONS

StarWind HCA: What’s Under the Hood?

StarWind has picked only the highest quality components from the most trusted hardware vendors on the market.
Dell is a world-renowned, mature provider of datacenter building blocks
Intel® Optane™ eliminates storage bottleneck and offers the lowest write latency in the industry
Mellanox is an absolute unbeatable leader when it comes to networking, RDMA=Mellanox
NVIDIA is a de-facto standard when it comes to video accelerators
The harmonious combination of such reputable brands inside a single HCI solution means that:
  • The need for a dedicated, old-fashioned, cord-jungle of a datacenter is no more. All the essentials are included in a space-savvy HCI platform that is a fire-and-forget solution. There is no chance of malfunction or anything breaking. It’s been tested through-and-through for many years.
  • The need for physical shared storage to support high levels of redundancy and performance is removed as well. StarWind HCA includes StarWind VSAN-native unmatched fault tolerance and close to 100% application uptime. You’re all set for even the most demanding workload environments.
  • CapEx, OpEx, IT management costs, and TCO are dramatically reduced. All components, coupled with additional features and 24/7/365 monitoring from StarWind, are easy to manage and perform like clockwork. StarWind HCI is easily scalable, without any hardware compatibility lists (HCLs) or other restrictions.
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You can now try out the StarWind HCA user experience even on a single hypervisor node.
StarWind HCI Evaluation Kit deploys a Hyper-V sandbox cluster in a fully automated way with minimum
effort on your side without having to search for specific hardware and install different software components.
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FLAWLESS PERFORMANCE AND EXCEEDING LONGEVITY

The StarWind Advantage

We have already proven that virtualization and hyperconvergence can be affordable and cost-efficient contrary to past peer opinion. Continuing its policy of bringing top-shelf features to Enterprise ROBO, SMB & Edge, we now offer HCA All-Flash only. StarWind HCA All-Flash is a potent blend of Read-Intensive and Mix-Use Drives. This new generation showcases that capacity, performance, and cost-efficiency can walk hand-in-hand for a fact.

Typical Disk and Cloud Solutions

StarWind HCA All-Flash

Price
  • Require investment in resiliency and performance
  • Need flash arrays to boost performance
  • Need extra software to ensure disaster recovery
  • Disks are heavier, louder, less shock-resistant, and wear out quicker
  • No need to balance out capacity, performance, or IT management
  • Turnkey solution that ensures your IT infrastructure's equilibrium
  • Comes as a two-node HeartBeat with flawless resiliency
  • Significantly minimized hardware footprint due to architechture laconism
Simplicity
  • Configuration and deployment do not come for free
  • Complicated to deploy without having expertise
  • Management tools need to be purchased separately
  • Premium support comes as a separate payable service
  • No additional education or resources are needed to run and manage
  • Our engineers pre-configure, test, and deploy the solution for free
  • StarWind Command Center brings handy management and monitoring
  • StarWind ProActive Premium Support comes with every license
Performance
  • HDDs take x5-6 times longer to boot and communicate
  • Slightest physical damage will negatively affect disk performance
  • HDDs lose performance capabilities over time due to mechanics
  • Performance drops due to being not native to certain protocols, like NVMe-oF
  • Allows tapping into 100% of underlying storage utilization
  • Achieves stellar 99.9999% high availability at all times
  • Maximum speed without any hiccups or drops in performance

See how much more cost-efficiency, product longevity, and sustainability (in figures) you get with All-Flash vs. HDDs

Forget your outdated stereotypes about flash memory and hyperconvergence as a whole.
There is no need to surf through endless reviews if you don’t want to: Just contact us and we’ll showcase everything to you live and answer any of your questions. For. Free.
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What The World Says About Us

StarWind included as Niche Player for the third consecutive time in 2020 Magic Quadrant for HCI



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Success Stories

We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.

Vass Sandor, IT Infrastructure Leader

By being able to virtualize our environment with StarWind, we were able to retire some old hardware, get our services highly available, reduce power consumption and heat in our server closet.

David Gardner, Information Systems Manager

We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.

Srinivas Kouda, Company’s Representative

StarWind got us off the clustered environment, which was a big help. So, I could regain control of my storage and reclaim and redistribute the space we desperately needed.

Ryan Fulton, Company’s Representative

Price + Simplicity. StarWind VSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

We chose StarWind Mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator,
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware. There was a need to increase IT infrastructure performance and we saw StarWind as the most cost-effective solution.

Željko Medić, Director of IT Department

StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.

Joe Gursky, Director of IT
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