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.
A pioneer in the virtualization, VMware is known to every admin who's ever worked with the virtualized environment. VMware ESXi, its flagship product, is the next-generation bare-metal hypervisor that makes deploying virtualization solutions look easy. Creating VMs on a physical server is the primary function of the ESXi hypervisor. If you were to decide to utilize this hypervisor, you'd find it has the minimum configuration requirements, thereby allowing you to start the production environment in a range of few minutes!