Value Proposition

VTL Appliance

StarWind VTL Appliance helps organizations to protect their data, eliminate labor-intensive tape backup processes along with meeting regulatory data retention requirements using on-premises Virtual Tape Libraries with flexible multi-cloud and object storage tiering.

Rest assured knowing that your most important data is protected from ransomware air-gapped on virtual tapes in multiple locations. Automatically replicate and tier offsite to AWS, Azure, Backblaze, or another cloud for maximum cost-efficiency and security. Simplify storage management by scaling on-premises capacity with a selection of certified industry-standard object storage solutions.

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Automated LTO P2V Conversion

Terrified by the thought of moving LTO archives to the cloud?

But what if we could automate this process for you?

For those looking to migrate existing digital assets and simplify data management, we’re offering to automatically virtualize any existing LTO Archives while preserving the original archive access method, structure, and barcodes.

If you’re looking to migrate your existing digital assets from LTO to disk or cloud storage, we do have a solution for that. We can automatically migrate all the existing LTO archives to our VTL appliance as well as any cloud or object storage, all while preserving the existing barcodes and archive structures. Once data is migrated, your applications will access it the same way as before.

Flexible cloud
storage tiering

By Integrating StarWind VTLA with the Veeam Availability suite, you get the power of granular data management between on-premises and cloud storage tiers of your choice. Keep important data always at hand in the hot cloud storage of your choice. Shrink archival costs by automatically de-staging infrequently accessed data to the most inexpensive cold storage tiers. Simplify data retention with automatic removal of the old archives.

Backblaze B2

StarWind VTL is the only Veeam-compatible backup storage solution that transparently tiers your on-premises backup storage to Backblaze B2. StarWind VTLA automates the management of your data assets between on-premises and Backblaze B2 – “always-hot” cost-efficient public cloud storage. Enjoy close-to-zero time to the first byte allowing you to keep data offsite, yet always accessible.


No cloud offers 100% uptime and protection. Expand your backup infrastructure functionality with StarWind VTLA – the only Veeam-ready backup storage on the market that can transparently replicate data between different cloud solutions for better cost-efficiency. With StarWind you can configure any data retention policy you need! Avoid cloud storage vendor lock-ins.

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Use Case Scenarios

Use Case Scenarios

One solution to solve various issues in your tape-centric backup infrastructure
Tiered AWS S3 & Glacier
Backup Storage for Veeam

StarWind VTL for AWS and Veeam adds the cloud storage tier to your existing backup infrastructure ensuring the execution of the 3-2-1 backup rule. Blending “cold” object storage with cloud storage solutions without third-party software has never been easier.

Backblaze B2 Backup Storage

VTL acts as storage Gateway for Backblaze to automate IT infrastructure and media assets backup, guaranteeing their instant accessibility. Access your data whenever you need it and securely store it with versatile tiering and replication to Backblaze Cloud Storage, removing the need for cumbersome LTO workflows.

Automated LTO P2V

We can automatically convert LTO tape data to virtual tapes without having to ship tapes anywhere. Once tape media is virtualized, our engineers will help migrate it to any cloud or object storage of your choice and aid with automating the offsite data replication for future use.

Wasabi Backup Storage

StarWind VTL leverages Wasabi to extend your on-premises storage infrastructure for data backup, archival, and DR purposes. Our solution is an easily manageable and affordable hybrid storage that connects any on-premises backup application to Wasabi hot cloud storage.

Data Protection with Cloudian

StarWind and Cloudian offer an end-to-end secure secondary backup and archive storage solution to replace physical LTO without any changes to the existing tape-centric backup processes. Turn your tape data archives into easily accessible cloud copies, scale flexibly, and create a cost-efficient, automated, fast, and secure virtualized backup infrastructure.

VTL Adds Azure Archive Blob
Support to Veeam

StarWind VTL enables Veeam users to store data in Azure Archive blob for as little as $1/month. Easily manage your archival costs with automatic replication to Azure and support for Hot, Cool, and Azure Archive tiers.

Object Storage Support

StarWind VTL dramatically simplifies storage management for organizations by interconnecting isolated storage silos like mainframe backup storage or legacy IBM backup storage. VTLA seamlessly integrates any industry-standard object storage arrays to expand the local storage pools. This way VTL unifies storage management and automates the organization’s data flow between primary backup storage, on-premises object storage, and public cloud storage.

Cloud Storage Support

StarWind VTL transparently extends existing on-premises backup storage pools to Azure, AWS or other public cloud storage services. This serves two purposes. First, organizations can transparently scale up storage capacity without purchasing any extra hardware. Second, public cloud storage offers the most appealing $/GB rate for long-term data archival.

Fibre Channel Support

Mainframe systems and legacy infrastructures require modernized backup storage. StarWind makes mainframe backups easy by providing customers who have an IBM mainframe investment with an FC attached Virtual Tape Library. This simplifies mainframe data protection and shrinks archival costs by moving away from tape towards either organization's FC storage or cloud storage without having to rebuild the existing infrastructure from scratch.

What The World Says About Us

StarWind included as Niche Player for the fourth consecutive time in 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for HCI Software

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reviewed April 5, 2021
Industry: Finance
Company size: 3b – 10b usd
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Industry: Construction
Company size: <50m usd
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Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 50m - 250m usd
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reviewed October 14, 2020
Industry: Education
Company size: <5,000 emp
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Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 3b - 10b usd
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reviewed February 28, 2020
Industry: Finance
Company size: 1b - 3b usd
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Success Stories

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

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

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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