SMI-S support

SMI-S (Storage Management Initiative Specification) is a standard created by the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) that was designed to regulate the management of storage devices from multiple vendors. Simple and unified management for the entire storage infrastructure – that’s where the SMI-S provider comes into play.

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Problem of Complex Storage Administration

Most companies spend significant money and time on managing various storage solutions. The main reason hides in complicated and non-centralized management since every hardware and software vendor provides its proprietary administration tools to work with its own solutions.

Typical management scheme of the heterogeneous storage devices

SMI-S Solution from StarWind

The StarWind SMI-S provider helps companies to reduce their monetary and time expenses. IT teams get simplified management thanks to the single “pane of glass”. Storage resources with desired performance, resiliency, and availability characteristics are now provisioned easily according to the predefined policies. This is achieved with the StarWind SMI-S provider that seamlessly integrates into the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) or OpenStack.

StarWind’s approach to the management of a heterogeneous storage infrastructure

Manage Storage from a Single Pane of Glass with StarWind SMI-S

SMI-S eliminates the need for any third-party management software and significantly simplifies the overall storage infrastructure administration. The StarWind SMI-S provider integrates the StarWind storage management layer into the SCVMM or OpenStack. Thanks to SMI-S support, most operations are performed from a single and well-known console, serving to automate the operations within your environment.

What The World Says About Us

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