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StarWind HCI Appliance (HCA) is a modern data center building block. StarWind converges compute, storage, networking, virtualization software, and management into a single hyperconverged platform. It replaces tangled and expensive legacy data center infrastructure consisting of servers, segregated compute and storage networks, and network storage. StarWind HCI Appliance eliminates common obstacles associated with legacy infrastructure: high acquisition and maintenance costs, complicated management, and poor power efficiency.
StarWind HCI Appliance is Lego® for system administrators. We provide you with a set of building blocks, some detailed instructions, and we’re ready to give a hand any time. You only need to use your imagination and creativity to create a data center of your own. Rest assured, it’s as easy as building a Lego® set. Last but not least, you will need to bring some cash. A very reasonable amount.
StarWind Virtual HCI Appliance (VHCA). You can enjoy all the benefits of StarWind hyperconverged appliance without investing into the proprietary hardware from us. You may obtain the software, the exact set of components powering our virtualization platform, pre-packaged and ready to be installed on your own hardware. Under the hood you’ll discover…
A choice of the supported hypervisors (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or our own flavor of KVM), in-house developed storage virtualization software called StarWind Virtual SAN, pushing data over the proven iSCSI or cutting-edge NVMe-oF, with the help of RDMA technology (if available), an intuitive web management, an AI-powered sophisticated telemetry, and “call home” system. Wait no more and apply for the trial now! Our sales engineers would be happy to shed more light on the subject and help you to find out about full feature set, estimated performance you can expect from your hardware, limitations, and certain support restrictions applied to the virtual HCI appliance compared to the physical one.Download VHCA Trial
Virtual machines (VMs) need shared storage. While there’s a definite possibility that you could avoid it in your production by running VMs directly from the local disks, nobody is really going to benefit from this.
See, the whole bunch of the advanced virtualization features like fault tolerance (FT), high availability (HA), and distributed resource scheduling (DRS) won’t be available to you without it. By not using shared storage you’ll be stealing from yourself and leaving money on the table.
Historically, it was SAN, providing shared storage to multiple hypervisor hosts. Times had changed, however. StarWind Virtual SAN is the “software replaces hardware” for SAN. Now, you can enjoy all the benefits of having a SAN, but without any drawbacks of actually owning one. Costs and complexity are all gone!