Why StarWind?

StarWind is a one-stop virtualization shop for all “building blocks” required to construct a full-stack data center infrastructure. We are most certain that the way we combine scalability with simplicity allows our customers to build and scale their environments according to their needs and not according to a limited set of options they're typically offered. Following this way, StarWind promotes hyper-convergence without condemning traditional compute and storage architecture, being able to provide the customers with turnkey solutions fitted for their specific cases.

Why hyperconvergence?

Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a combination of standard servers and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) approach which integrates compute, storage, networking, and virtualization under a single hood of comprehensive all-in-one management. Currently it is the most efficient infrastructure type for deploying commodity workloads which require ease of management, high performance, resiliency, and scalability.

What you get?

StarWind is a one-stop virtualization shop and the only provider for full-stack datacenter infrastructure that you need. StarWind products are extremely easy to use. A typical system administrator would do the job without any special storage network (SAN/NAS) management skills.

StarWind provides all necessary building blocks for true Software-Defined Datacenter with its ever-changing requirements during the course of lifecycle:
  • Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI)
  • Storage appliances for primary and secondary (tier 2, 3, backup) purposes, Virtual Tape Library (VTL), etc.
StarWind products offer flexible hypervisor and OS-specific SDS choices to simplify multi-tenant configurations or during potential hypervisor switch:
  • Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Red Hat KVM, Citrix XenServer
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) support
  • StarWind Virtual SAN acting as main or complementing Software-Defined Storage stack
StarWind maintains Bring Your Own License (BYOL) and existing hardware repurposing policies for its hardware and software products accordingly:
  • Previously purchased software licenses can be reused both for StarWind and third-party software, so the customer doesn’t pay twice
  • StarWind software runs on COTS hardware and deploys on an existing setup that meets requirements, eliminating the need for any additional purchases
  • StarWind products don’t initiate a vendor lock-in and easily integrate into different infrastructures
StarWind hardware products are the definition of “turnkey” and “plug-and-play” solutions, which only require a minimal effort from the user to run:
  • The appliances come pre-built, pre-configured and pre-tested by StarWind engineering team
  • No specialized staff is required on the customer’s side to install and configure the appliances, everything is pre-configured to a point where you just need to plug in the power and networking cables.
  • No specialized staff is required on the customer’s side
StarWind offers a variety of different management methods in order to maximize user convenience:
  • StarWind Management Console as Windows application and web-based tool
  • Command line (CLI) with PowerShell scripts, SMI-S (Storage Management Initiative Specification) plugin for Microsoft SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) integration, VMware vCenter plugin, Swordfish
  • All third-party management tools are eligible for BYOL policy, so there is no overpayment
StarWind stands behind its products and provides 24/7 support for all commercial versions, including pre-sale and post-sale:
  • Standard support plan is what is called “premium” in the industry
  • Pro Support ++ is an unprecedented plan that makes customer’s cluster StarWind’s complete responsibility
  • PRO-ACTIVE support: Reacting to problems before you notice it (coming soon)

Who trusts us?

Where to go next?

StarWind HCA

For those who need to build a new virtualization infrastructure from scratch, our solution is StarWind HyperConverged Appliance – the all-in-one simple turn-key hyper-converged platform. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, hypervisor and Software-Defined Storage, and associated software into a single manageable layer.

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For those who need have sufficient compute resources and need to scale storage capacity without breaking the bank, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance – the turbocharged storage platform. It serves storage as a single namespace to multiple virtualization environments and easily handles.

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For those who require a separate backup storage for their existing datacenter infrastructure, our solution is StarWind Backup Appliance – the cost-efficient backup and DR storage. It simplifies backup and Disaster Recovery and allows to follow the 3-2-1-0 backup plan without spending a fortune on.

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For those, who already have server hardware and need to build a datacenter infrastructure based on the existing setup, our solution is StarWind Virtual SAN – the versatile Software-Defined Storage. It eliminates the need in physical SAN or NAS by “mirroring” disks and flash between servers to create a resilient

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