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Introduction

StarWind Stretched Clustering

Current business environment requires companies to provide continuous services delivery, independent of any outages. To ensure constant uptime for applications, companies distribute the workloads among remote locations such as different cities, countries or even continents. In order to assure high availability for the company’s mission-critical applications, StarWind brings in active-active Stretched Clustering support.

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Problem

Problems of Stretched Cluster Replication

While a stretched cluster is not a new technology, typical solutions offer active-passive replication which is not efficient because only a half of resources can be used for the applications, while the remaining part remains inactive. Moreover, it is crucial for any business to keep its mission-critical applications always up and running. This creates a need in a solution that allows avoiding any outage to the production environment.

Active-passive Stretched Clustering configuration

Analysis of this issue led to the elaboration of an active-active data replication between various locations. This implies that all the sites of the stretched cluster are running simultaneously and holding the entire actual data. Therefore, in case there is a power outage in the city A, the IT infrastructure will not suffer any downtime due to the workload mirrored to the city B.

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Solution

Stretched Clustering Solution

StarWind ensures business continuity and constant uptime for applications and services by offering Stretched Clustering support. Utilization rate of the IT infrastructure attains 100 % as StarWind Stretched Clustering features active-active configuration of the replicated shared storage. What is more, companies can avoid the downtime since Live Migration between geographical locations takes place in case something happens to one of the sites.

StarWind active-active Stretched Clustering

Furthermore, the process of cluster administration becomes much easier with such management tools as StarWind Management Console, SCVMM, and 5nine Manager

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Conclusion

Ensure 100% Uptime with Stretched Clustering from StarWind

StarWind Stretched Clustering ensures 24/7/365 applications uptime by introducing active-active shared storage replication between distant locations. Moreover, IT infrastructure is utilized at its highest potential so that no resources are left on standby. Along with convenient management tools, the StarWind-powered stretched cluster becomes a perfect solution for maintaining business continuity without undermining simplicity.

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What The World Says About Us

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


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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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