Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA)

StarWind now runs on Linux. This means it can be easily deployed as a Linux VM, functioning as VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) on top of industry-standard hypervisors (VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V). And it’s not about a single benefit such a solution delivers as in reality, it brings various pros to your infrastructure.

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Benefits of StarWind deployment as Linux VM
There is no need to spend extra $$ on OS licenses. The SDS stack is the only component you need to license.
Complete Control
By using open-source Linux OS, StarWind has full control over the entire operating system stack. It allows introducing changes and patches to the product quickly and efficiently without vendor lock-in.
Leading Innovations
All the magic happens in Linux. It is the fastest developing OS that constantly introduces new technologies and features. Thus, StarWind offers a solution that is always developing and delivering new benefits to your infrastructure.
Simplified User Experience
Easy to deploy. The solution is delivered as a ready-to-go VM making it easy to integrate the solution into existing infrastructure. As a result, a 2-node cluster deployment can be performed in a couple of clicks.
There is nothing to say here as there is no HCL for StarWind. As long as your hypervisor server meets the HCL relevant for it, StarWind VSA will run on top, transforming your existing infrastructure into an uber-fast storage appliance in a snap.


StarWind running as VSA brings a synergy of diverse benefits to the IT infrastructure. We combine all the innovations that Linux OS can give with simple integration and StarWind’s decades-proven synchronous replication, providing a complete solution that can easily fit your budget.

What The World Says About Us

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

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software
reviewed April 5, 2021
Industry: Finance
Company size: 3b – 10b usd
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reviewed Sep 13, 2021
Industry: Construction
Company size: <50m usd
02 / 10 Read more
reviewed June 12, 2021
Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 50m - 250m usd
03 / 10 Read more
reviewed October 14, 2020
Industry: Education
Company size: <5,000 emp
04 / 10 Read more
reviewed March 16, 2021
Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 3b - 10b usd
05 / 10 Read more
reviewed February 28, 2020
Industry: Finance
Company size: 1b - 3b usd
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reviewed November 14, 2019
Industry: Finance
Company size: 1b - 3b usd
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reviewed October 20, 2016
Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 3b - 10b usd
09 / 10 Read more
reviewed September 1, 2021
Industry: Services
Company size: <50m usd
10 / 10 Read more
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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