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19 January
Add to Calendar 19-01-2017 19-01-2017 Hypervisor agnostic StarWind Virtual Storage Appliance, now on Linux!

19 January, 2 pm GMT

Host: Alex Bykovskyi, Solutions Architect, StarWind

StarWind Linux-based VSA is a good opportunity for users who don't want to change their current infrastructure to quickly deploy StarWind to test features and functionality. Right now we are releasing the new Linux version, compatible with all industry-standard hypervisors: Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Xen and KVM. It includes Web Management Console, so you can use any convenient HTML5-capable browser to check and configure your infrastructure.

Additionally, StarWind Virtual Storage Appliance incorporates StarWind vCenter plugin in order to make it even more convenient for VMware users. StarWind VSA is easy in deployment and management – a typical Linux administrator will easily install and maintain it.

Join our Tap Room meeting dedicated to StarWind VSA to learn more about the capabilities of our new Linux product.



Learn more: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/registration-for-the-tap-room
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Hypervisor agnostic StarWind Virtual Storage Appliance, now on Linux!

19 January, 2 pm GMT

Host: Alex Bykovskyi, Solutions Architect, StarWind

StarWind Linux-based VSA is a good opportunity for users who don't want to change their current infrastructure to quickly deploy StarWind to test features and functionality. Right now we are releasing the new Linux version, compatible with all industry-standard hypervisors: Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Xen and KVM. It includes Web Management Console, so you can use any convenient HTML5-capable browser to check and configure your infrastructure.

Additionally, StarWind Virtual Storage Appliance incorporates StarWind vCenter plugin in order to make it even more convenient for VMware users. StarWind VSA is easy in deployment and management – a typical Linux administrator will easily install and maintain it.

Join our Tap Room meeting dedicated to StarWind VSA to learn more about the capabilities of our new Linux product.

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Past Webinars

16 November

StarWind presents extreme performance with RDMA-capable future technologies at MegaСast by ActualTech Media

Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, Director of Product Management

In this MegaСast webinar from ActualTech Media, Max Kolomyeytsev, Director of Product Management at StarWind talks about the ultra-performing NVMe and other RDMA-capable tech and how they all add up in the HyperConverged Appliance. He describes the actual performance changes that this innovation implies and how it works in real life, not just on paper. The latest update of StarWind HyperConverged Appliance adopts RDMA technology, including protocols and SSD and makes it affordable for SMB, ROBO and SOHO. Max discusses the results of a test performed by StarWind engineers, where they compared regular iSCSI and iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA). Performance tests clearly show the advantage of RDMA-capable protocol over the regular iSCSI uplink.

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3 November

StarWind VSAN with VMware Virtual Volumes: Manage your operational model easily

3 November, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Host: Oles Borys, Director of Support Department, StarWind

Do you want to provision the storage according to the needs of every VM individually? StarWind now works with VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs). VVOLs is a storage integration and management framework, which offers a new operational model optimized for virtualized environments. With it, you don't need to possess specialized skills to operate heterogeneous infrastructures.

Watch our tap room to learn how StarWind works with VVOLs in more detail. Our Director of Support Oles Borys will tell you how VVOLs is arranged, and then live demo will follow.

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1 November

Unleash the power of NVMe and 100 GbE with RDMA-based storage protocols: NVMf, iSER, and SMB3

1 November, 9 am PT / 12 pm ET

Speakers: Bryan Cowger, VP Sales and Marketing, Kazan Networks
Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind

NVMe and 3DXpoint flash are the future of storage with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency possible. These technologies will easily handle the most I/O-intensive Enterprise applications, like Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), real-time data analytics, and, on a bigger scale – virtualization workloads and Big Data processing. In today's all-flash datacenters, existing storage protocols are severely running behind and create performance and latency bottlenecks. This problem is solved by the newly-developed cutting-edge protocols, like NVMe-over-fabrics (NVMf), iSER or SMB Direct. They utilize RDMA to initiate dramatic latency drop and performance breakthrough in comparison to existing protocols, like NFS and iSCSI. StarWind and Kazan recognize the value NVMe and the upcoming 3DXpoint flash brings to the modern datacenters and introduce solutions, which allow you to reap the benefits of NVMe storage today.

Watch the webinar by StarWind and Kazan Networks to see how you can implement NVMe storage today with NVMf targets from Kazan Networks and NVMf initiator solutions from StarWind.

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1 November

VMware "Ready Nodes" Unleashed in StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

1 November, 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Speakers: Taras Shved, Director of Sales Engineering, StarWind

Build a highly-available and high-performing VMware-based IT infrastructure with VMware "Ready Nodes" from StarWind. Our engineers have already done 90% of your IT team's work: planning, infrastructure design, components purchase, licenses purchase, installation, configuration, testing.

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance unifies commodity hardware and software, including VMware vSphere as a hypervisor choice and VMware Virtual SAN as a Software-Defined Storage option, into a turnkey hyperconverged platform. Additionally, StarWind Virtual SAN can be utilized to expose the VMware-based infrastructure to external consumers or lower the minimum HA setup to 2 nodes.

Watch our webinar to learn how you can benefit from VMware "Ready Nodes" in StarWind HCA.

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15 September

Accelerate your performance by deploying iSER to your StarWind infrastructure

15 September, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Host: Oles Borys, Director of Support Department, StarWind

StarWind Virtual SAN supports majority of industry-standard uplink protocols, which enables it to work with almost all virtual environments and technologies. Now StarWind VSAN works also with iSER, which is a topnotch extension of data transfer model of iSCSI with RDMA.

iSER is by times faster than iSCSI and easy to manage. With RDMA protocol suite, it supplies higher bandwidth for block storage transfers. It has the lowest latency and lowest CPU utilization. Besides, it is stable and saves advantages of the iSCSI protocol like security and high availability.

Watch our tap room meeting to learn more about iSER and how it enforces StarWind by unloading CPU and speeding up the performance.

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18 August

Save money with unlocked Software-Defined Storage capabilities of StarWind VSAN

18 August, 2 pm CEST

Host: Bogdan Savchenko, Solutions Engineer, StarWind

A virtual shared storage is typically restricted and locked in terms of vendors, licenses and hardware, making you pay more than you should. Even having paid their unreasonable price you still wouldn't have any flexibility of configurations and architecture. Watch the record of our session and learn some tips on making your virtual shared storage work for you, not vice versa. Also, we’re going to tell you about RAIDs and their use cases.

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11 August

StarWind Virtual SAN: Configure your virtual storage according to your requirements

11 August, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Host: Oles Borys, Director of Support Department, StarWind

Want to know how to configure your virtual storage up to your particular needs and requirements? We've got some new tricks for that, so don't miss our tap room meeting. What we’re also going to speak about are RAIDs and their main use cases.

We know just the pain in the neck the admins experience when trying to deploy a software-defined storage solution. Complexity, hardware and software lock-in, related costly licensing - and that's just briefly. StarWind Virtual SAN is extremely easily deployed and has less requirements as compared to similar solutions. In general, it demands less hardware and accepts commodity components, which you can buy in any PC store. Also, it works with many hypervisors.

Join our tap room, we'll tell you more!

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28 July

Manage StarWind Virtual SAN from anywhere

28 July, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Host: Oles Borys, Director of Support Department, StarWind

Right now we're adding the trendiest way of managing StarWind-based virtualization infrastructure - StarWind Web Console. Now you can use your Android, iOS or Windows browsers for checking and control of the infrastructure.

StarWind Virtual SAN had always been oriented on easy management, giving a diverse choice of methods. We have the standard "thick client" for those, who appreciate native applications for their smooth compatibility and functionality. Microsoft admins can enjoy PowerShell command line with its convenient scripting capabilities. Enterprise users may prefer Windows Server native System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) with Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S).

Now, with StarWind Web Console added, you can literally manage StarWind-based infrastructure any way you want, from anywhere. This is as simple as it can get. Also, VMware users will eventually benefit from StarWind vCenter plugin.

Join the session to see how to deploy and use StarWind Web Console for your maximum convenience.

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14 July

Network interface tuning, iSCSI and Synchronization channels in StarWind VSAN

14 July, 11 am ET / 2 pm ET

Host: Oles Borys, Director of Support Department, StarWind

You don't want your whole infrastructure dead before it is even deployed, right? This nuisance may happen if you don't configure the network properly, and it will surely cost you precious time.

Watch the record of the session and see how to configure and tune essential network interfaces dedicated to StarWind Virtual SAN software. This is something you would definitely want to know, since your virtualized infrastructure depends on the speed and quality of above mentioned connections as your precious data runs through those. Learn more about iSCSI and Synchronization channels configuration during this next Tap Room meeting. We will also look into Jumbo Frames configuration as well as its necessity for any StarWind VSAN implementation, so it's going to be interesting.

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30 June

Minimize downtime after blackouts, recover IT infrastructure easier

30 June, 2 pm CEST

Host: Vlad Karaiev, Solutions Engineer, StarWind

Blackouts are a disaster for IT infrastructure - they bring enormous disruption into business processes. There is no sure way to counter them, except for complex autonomous power sources on every level, which are extremely rare. In all other cases, the best way to cope with a blackout is an effective recovery software, which helps to get all the IT processes back on the rails.

Watch the record of the session and stay posted on the most efficient ways of minimizing downtime after blackout and resuming operation ASAP.

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