What Is
Microsoft Hyper-V?

Microsoft is the name that tells a lot even to the people distant from the IT-sphere. Strictly speaking, it has long become a quality mark of itself. So, it's hardly surprising that Microsoft became one of the pioneers of comparably recently emerged virtualization, and is holding this position until today. So, what is Microsoft Hyper-V? This is a virtualization technology that lets you create a virtualized computing environment where you can create and manage virtual machines (VMs). Microsoft hypervisor is efficient and multifunctional enough to help you to establish or expand a private cloud environment, use your hardware more effectively, improve business continuity, and to develop or expand a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Microsoft Hyper-V
and StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V

As a Microsoft hypervisor-centric hardwareless VM storage solution, StarWind Virtual SAN has a number of undoubted advantages for Microsoft hypervisors:

  • StarWind VSAN connects mirrored storage resources to all cluster nodes, while Microsoft hypervisor and its clustered applications treat them just like local storage.
  • StarWind VSAN provides multipath access to all Microsoft Hyper-V storage nodes in order to ensure high availability for the whole system.
  • StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V delivers a perfect performance, unlike any analog SAN solution, because it runs locally on Microsoft hypervisor, and all I/O is processed by local RAM, SSD cache, and disks which removes the risk of bottleneck fundamentally.

Microsoft Hyper-V is a virtualization solution that provides a lot of functions and options to go with. In alliance with StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V, it can enable you with an unprecedented level of performance.

What Is
StarWind VSAN?

StarWind Virtual SAN is a hypervisor-agnostic virtual shared storage solution that is able to provide you with high performance and data high availability on just 2 nodes! Long story short, if you need to build and maintain a virtual infrastructure without costly proprietary hardware and need a universal storage solution, StarWind VSAN deserves more than just your attention.

StarWind VSAN
Features and Benefits

Physical storage solutions still have a lot to offer, but many businesses neither require them nor can afford it. What to do when your infrastructure seemingly has no other option? StarWind Virtual SAN is the answer to that question. It gives you everything you'll need for a reasonable price, and it doesn't take a computing prodigy to run it.


By limiting the hardware footprint accompanying traditional physical storage, StarWind VSAN allows you to double your savings by lowering CapEx and OpEx. You can forget about additional licensing expenses as well. Naturally, as any product of a kind, it still requires hardware for work, but the difference in price between custom hardware and commodity one is evident enough.

Feature-packed Offer

And if all that wasn't enough for you, StarWind VSAN isn't limited by just price, reliability, and flexibility. It also offers a set of features such as server-side cache, NFS support, or Automated Storage Tiering to provide your environment with fault tolerance, high availability, and maximum performance.

Outstanding Simplicity

Despite offering impressive performance, StarWind VSAN isn't following that scale in managing and administering. You can run it wherever you want, and it doesn't get more simple in configuring. If you have ever been working with a virtualized environment, you'll have no trouble running and deploying StarWind Virtual SAN.

Please fill out the form below to download the product. An installer link together with the license key will be sent to the e-mail address that you’ve specified. You may check the Free vs. Paid document if you are unsure about which StarWind Virtual SAN version you would like to try. Aside from this, there is a totally unrestricted NFS (Not For Sale) version of StarWind VSAN available for certain use cases. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.