The Best
Hyperconverged (HCI) Appliance
for Enterprise ROBO, SMB & Edge

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.

Lego® for system administrators (Jigsaw puzzle?)

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, Proxmox VE, 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.

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We Take Care
We take care of you 25 hours a day
“Eight Days A Week” © The Beatles
Piece of Cake
< 5
< 5 minutes to deploy 
We walk you thru the whole process
Value for Money
Grows from as small as two nodes
Witness isn’t required

Use case

Virtual machine storage

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!

Virtual machine storage


ZFS self-healing, AI-powered telemetry, and “call home” systems provide maximum reliability without customer intervention.
High Availability
StarWind offers the Enterprise-level high availability (HA), deployed and easily configured in a few minutes.
“Screaming” Performance
StarWind unlocks hardware potential. Minimum overhead means maximum performance.

Reviews. Reviewed by opinion leaders

Success stories. 300+ featured from more than 63,800 customers

Srinivas Kouda
Company Representative
We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.
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John Oates
Infrastructure Manager
StarWind is robust, willing to work with us and had faster response than other companies.
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Vass Sandor
IT Infrastructure Leader
We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.
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Craig Prosser
Head of IT Infrastructure
StarWind technology provides a highly available storage cluster with minimal server requirements..
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The Bosch Security Systems
Company Representative
StarWind was used to provide redundancy on just 2 nodes, reduce the overall cost of high availability infrastructure, lower power consumption, and build a Hyper-V failover cluster without a hardware SAN.
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David Gardner
Information Systems Manager
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.
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Ryan Fulton
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.
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John Harris
Windows System Administrator
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 ...
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Željko Medić
Director of IT Department
Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware.
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Joe Gursky
Director of IT
StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.
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Ciprian Visa
Company’s Representative
StarWind improved troubleshooting, the way of control and support.
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Jim Crawford
Data Center Manager
StarWind is an outstanding solution that drastically increased our cloud availability and improved disk I/O.
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