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.

Don’t overthink —Get Pricing

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.

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

Typical Disk and
Cloud Solutions

StarWind HCA


  • 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 architecture laconism


  • 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 HCI monitoring and management
  • StarWind ProActive Premium Support comes with every license


  • 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
All those benefits and more
at the price of a hybrid (disk + flash)
All those benefits and more
at the price of a hybrid (disk + flash)

StarWind ProActive
Premium Support

  • The most comprehensive, proactive, and knowledgeable support in the HCI industry is included per default!
  • Issues are prevented thanks to our engineers monitoring your environment 24/7/365, using machine learning to spot any abnormality.
  • Your environment is clockwork and cared for from start to infinity.

Command Center

  • StarWind Command Center is a single-pane-of-glass monitoring and management tool that does it ALL.
  • From storage management and hypervisor orchestration to production applications inside VMs or containers, and more — manage everything HCI from a single UI.
Starwind Features
There's nothing to weigh, just PLUG AND PLAY!
  • Unlock the chance to process 100% of your IOPS
  • Enjoy the longevity and sustainability of flash
  • Make your write-heavy applications feather-light
  • Build your entire HCI on a single “building block”
  • Reduce IT management costs and invest in innovation
Data Locality

No more dispersed data and irregular read/writes to “bottleneck” your performance via interconnect fabrics.

StarWind HCA keeps the compute and storage respurces for every VM on the same node to achieve max performance.

Reaching for data over the “wire” is kept at minimum.

Server-Side Caching

StarWind HCA uses conventional RAM as a write buffer and Level 1 cache to absorb writes, achieving Level 2 cache.

Cache is kept synchronized between both nodes, allowing to start post-migration VMs in a “hot state.”

“Mirror” cache for true fault tolerance and HA.


There is virtually no incompatibility in communication with StarWind HyperConverged Appliance.

The platform uses all industry-standard uplink protocols: SMB3, NFSv4.1, iSCSI, VVols on iSCSI, NVMe-oF, iSER, and others.

Maximum environment rapport at maximum speed.

What The World Says About Us

StarWind gets praise for its solution's high level of customization in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for HCI

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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