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Why choose HyperConverged Solution from StarWind?

For organizations who are looking to minimize application downtime but are limited on IT team resources and/or budgets, we offer the StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA). StarWind HCA is a 100% software-defined hyperconverged platform built with Dell® OEM or StarWind-branded server platform. There’s a lot we offload from customer’s shoulders: picking the right hardware and software, and integrating the HyperConverged Appliance in your datacenter.

Our engineering team does it all for you at no extra cost! It's also the only solution among other hyper converged appliances that offers true HA with just a single onsite node. The days when you had to chase support when something breaks are gone: HCA ProActive Premium Support monitors the cluster 24/7, predicts failures and reacts to them before things go South. Thereby, we minimize downtime and management efforts even further.

PS: we’ll price match if you manage to get a DIY cluster using the same parts and services at a lower price tag! How? By sharing our partner discounts with you.

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Strict budgets
  • Fits strictest budget requirements with a 2-node cluster priced 2x lower than a Tesla Model 3
  • No overpaying for unnecessary or proprietary hardware – HCA is 100% software-defined and requires as little as one node to make your applications Highly Available.
Limited IT team resources
  • Zero Configuration, Migration, and Integration efforts since everything is done by StarWind Engineers at no extra cost.
  • Zero time spent on fixing broken systems- StarWind ProActive Premium Support AI monitors all cluster components 24/7/365 to prevent breaks.
High downtime costs
  • High fault tolerance rate: the 2-node system can lose 1 node + 1 disk and keep going.
  • Constant uptime thanks to synchronous failover clustering between on-premises and public cloud with StarWind Hybrid Cloud.

Explore hybrid cloud with StarWind

StarWind HCA provides businesses with a non-stop application availability and unbeatable data security thanks to Hybrid Cloud support. Thanks to hyperconvergence, companies can flexibly migrate virtualized workloads between their on-premises environment and AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud with zero downtime.

High availability with a single node on-prem?

With hyper converged systems, companies can achieve High Availability for their ROBO and Edge locations with just one onsite physical node. StarWind hyper converged solution ensures application uptime and data security with minimum possible hardware footprint by clustering remote HCA nodes with public cloud, main Datacenter, or even bot

Pay-as-You-Go

For SMB and ROBO bounded with limited Capital Expenses and IT team resources, StarWind offers a flexible Equipment Financing plan. Organizations can start building their hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) and using StarWind HCA from the day one with a convenient zero payment plan, broken down into the OPEX. StarWind HCA is different from other hyper converged solutions in that you simply pencil out your profit and enjoy your HA hyper converged infrastructure.

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A Support Plan Ticking All The Boxes?

"Less is more" is a key rule for business success. Providing uninterrupted operation of the company’s IT infrastructure and saving time on having no downtime with an HCI appliance, the organization receives a strategic resource for the implementation of future business projects. StarWind Support offers three levels of HCA support designed to meet specific technical requirements and business needs, saving your time and maximizing your hyperconverged infrastructure performance

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Hyperconverged solutions tailored for every workload

With StarWind HCA there is a model line for every workload and performance requirement.

All Flash

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HCA All Flash packs most powerful compute and high-performance storage, granting uncompromised performance for IOPS-hungry applications.

Hybrid

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HCA Hybrid provides balanced compute and capacity ratio for your applications. Tiered storage effectively addresses both capacity and performance requirements of your applications.

Disk

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HCA Disk is designed for applications with moderate compute and high storage requirements. It can also be added as a capacity or DR node to the existing cluster.



Features
hyper converged systems

StarWind NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

StarWind’s NVMe-oF protocol implementation allows maximum PCIe SSD utilization in Hyper-V environments. With this protocol in place, the difference between a locally connected NVMe drive and one presented over the network vanishes.

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hyperconverged vendors

StarWind iSER

StarWind iSER, a protocol designed to improve iSCSI, completely eliminates the problem of network bottlenecks and latency issues providing higher bandwidth for block storage transfers. It allows achieving maximum performance in cluster systems, which makes VM migration, data and VM replication even faster and easier to implement.

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Log-structured Write-Back Cache (LSWBC)

Log-structured Write-Back Cache is a caching technology tailored for intense virtualized workloads. By effectively combining the fast memory like flash or RAM and a tiny portion of your storage, this feature optimizes the way data is written to the underlying storage. As a result, all your applications always get the resiliency and performance that they need.

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Success Stories

Thousands of our customers from diverse industries use StarWind HyperConverged Appliance to ensure highly available and fault-tolerant storage for their businesses
The infrastructure works excellent. We have been able to respond to shifting needs in the organization at greater speed and have experienced zero downtime even during maintenance.
Christopher Tuttle, IT Manager
Specialization
Payroll education
StarWind plays well with Microsoft Servers and Hyper-V. With a pair of physical hosts, I can easily move my virtual machines between hosts for maintenance or failure. We could not do that before.
Jerry Gode, Senior Associate
Specialization
Acoustical Consulting, Technology
Engineering, & Lighting Design
We opted for all SSD and found that performance was much better. We went from a full rack down to 4 units, so any troubleshooting should be much easier now with less equipment.
Barry Miles, IT Manager
Specialization
Footwear Retail / Wholesale
Migrating was very easy, and everything is running faster and more reliable.
Neal Wagoner, Technology Technician
Specialization
K12 Public Education
Support has been great. All of the reps I have spoken to have been very nice and informative, and always follow up. The setup was a breeze.
Alex Hernandez, A company representative
Specialization
Insurance
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance delivered a solid hyperconverged platform and met all requirements including IOPS.
Mike Leonard, CEO
Specialization
Full IT Managed Solution Provider

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