Free StarWind V2V Converter

October 31, 2014

Changing virtual machine formats on demand is not a luxury, but a real necessity right now. That’s exactly why StarWind brings V2V Converter to its customers. Most vendors have developed their own VM formats, which are not accepted by other hypervisors. That’s not at all convenient and StarWind V2V Converter solves this problem with ease.

Here’s what StarWind V2V Converter does:

  • Converts VMs freely between the major formats – VMDK, VHD(X) and StarWind native IMG, basically “cloning” it, leaving the original intact.
  • As a side effect from the previous feature, there’s an additional backup copy of the converted VM, so the process becomes completely safe.
  • Enables the activation of Windows Repair Mode when converting to VHDX format. This way, the VM adapts to the changes in hardware environment without any issues.

Download the latest version of V2V Converter

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Meet StarWind at TechEd Europe 2014| Booth #82

October 27, 2014

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Dear Friends,

Join StarWind at TechEd 2014 in Barcelona on October 28-31 and take advantage of our activities:

• Attend StarWind daily mini-sessions at 1PM!

• Enter to win 2 JBL portable wireless speakers in our raffles and dozens of other giveaways!

• Come to the booth for a 1:1 demo with StarWind technical experts!

Learn more!

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Reduce Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Expenses with Windows Server Clustering and Geo-Clustering

October 24, 2014

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Today more than ever businesses of all sizes need the maximum levels of availability and reliability for their business critical applications.

It’s important to reduce IT expenses and make your business comply with the legal requirements by implementing a comprehensive BC/DR (Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery) strategy. Join our webinar to learn why having an effective disaster recovery plan is so important and how this differs from simple application or server resiliency.  We will discuss technical issues involved in implementing DR in a virtual server environment and will show you how using the StarWind Virtual SAN solution can help increase the availability of your business critical workloads. Topics covered will include:

  • Windows Failover Clustering requirements
  • Quorum, networking and storage considerations
  • Geo-Clustering for disaster recovery
  • Using StarWind Virtual SAN with hyper-converged multi-node scale-out clusters

Register today!

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StarWind Named as Finalist for the SVC Awards 2014

October 23, 2014

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Dear StarWind Friend,

We are excited to announce that StarWind Virtual SAN has been shortlisted in the Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards 2014 in three categories, including:

  • Storage Virtualization Product of the Year
  • Storage Management Product of the Year
  • Virtualization Management Product of the Year

If you believe we deserve to win these awards, please vote for us!

Vote Now

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Build a Highly Available Hyper-V Cluster Using Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server

October 23, 2014

Webinar November 11

Join virtualization experts from StarWind and 5nine to discover best practices on how to:

  • Benefit from highly available Hyper-V failover cluster
  • Simplify the cluster and VM management using 5nine Manager for Hyper-V
  • Cut costs, increase resilience and minimize hardware footprint with StarWind Virtual SAN
  • Adopt the needs of your environment with easy scale up and scale out

Special Offer: Attend the webinar and take your chance to win a FREE 6-month NFR license key for StarWind Virtual SAN!

Register today!

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Live Webinar: How to Reduce Disaster Recovery Expenses up to 50%

October 22, 2014

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Want to reduce IT expenses and help your business comply with the legal requirements? To do so, you’ll need to implement a comprehensive Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery (BC / DR) strategy.

Join our webinar to learn why having an effective disaster recovery plan is so important and the additional protection one gets you over simple application or server resiliency. We’ll discuss the technical details involved in implementing a DR strategy in a virtual server environment that includes the StarWind Virtual SAN solution.

During the webinar you’ll learn:

  • The business need for BC/DR
  • Why BC/DR is different from simple hardware resiliency
  • Strategies for implementing BC/DR based on application and business Service Level Objectives
  • Choosing between storage array and hypervisor based recovery solutions
  • Choosing between VM-level and LUN-level recovery solutions
  • Technical solutions for BC/DR with virtual servers, including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and open source platforms
  • Vendor roundup - 3rd Party recovery solutions for virtual environments

Register now!

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StarWind Software Named as a Finalist for The Storage Awards 2014

April 30, 2014

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Dear StarWind Friends,

We are excited to announce that our company has been named as a Finalist for the Storage Awards 2014.

StarWind has been shortlisted in multiple categories, including:

  • Storage Magazine “One to watch” Award – Product
  • Storage Magazine “Value for Money” Award
  • Storage Marketing Team of the Year
  • Storage Innovators Award
  • DR & Backup Product of the Year
  • Storage Monitoring Product of the year
  • Cloud Enabler of the year
  • Big Data Company of the year
  • Storage Virtualisation Product of the Year
  • Editor’s Choice

If you believe we deserve to win these awards please vote for us!

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Thank you for your time and support!
StarWind Team

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StarWind Software Secures $3.25M Series B Funding from Almaz Capital, ABRT Venture, AVentures Capital

April 16, 2014

Leading Provider of Software Defined Storage for Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 Help Unlock all the Benefits of Virtualization without Expensive Hardware and Added IT Staff

MENLO PARK, CA and WAKEFIELD, MA – April 15, 2014 - StarWind Software Inc., a leading provider of software defined storage for Hyper-V environments, today announced a $3.25M Series B round of venture capital financing. The round was led by Almaz Capital, with participation from ABRT Venture, and AVentures Capital. Alexander (Sasha) Galitsky, a general partner at Almaz Capital, will join the company’s board.

Microsoft’s Hyper-V is emerging as the leading virtualization platform for SMBs, with growth similar to that of VMware’s ESX in enterprise space last decade. The funding will enable StarWind to capitalize on its leading position in the growing Hyper-V market.

“Sales of StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V have been growing over 100% a year, because the product is simpler to use, more affordable to deploy, and provides compelling value for companies large and small by eliminating the need for hardware components and specialized administrative support,” Galitsky explained. “This is a large business opportunity where the founders are uniquely equipped to address what has until now been a prohibitive problem, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises.”

StarWind’s founders, Artem Berman and Anton Kolomyeytsev, have been developing proprietary technology on the frontier of iSCSI SAN since 2003. With its upcoming release StarWind SAN will become the first solution running on Windows platform that creates clusters of multiple hypervisor hosts without separate physical shared storage.

Added Veeam Software CEO and ABRT Partner Ratmir Timashev who led the Series A investment, “StarWind offers a great value proposition for Windows Server administrators who are virtualizing on Hyper-V platform. It provides business continuity without requiring expensive proprietary hardware and added IT staff.”

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StarWind’s Special Offer to VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Certified Professionals: Free 12-month NFR License for New StarWind V8

April 9, 2014

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StarWind Software is excited to announce that free NFR licenses of their scale-out and scale-up software defined storage solutions are available now for VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Instructors (VCI), Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP), Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT), Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP), and Citrix Certified Instructors (CCI).

New StarWind V8 includes three stand-alone products that share a common engine, with efficiency proven by eight generations of software and hundreds of loyal users:

  • · StarWind SAN for Hyper-V & VMware
    A unique system that allows you to create a high-performance and
    fault-tolerant shared storage on commodity hardware, saving big $$$.

  • · StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V
    A virtual SAN sharing a server with Hyper-V on parent partition, being
    convenient and easy to manage as any Windows software.

  • · StarWind VSA for VMware
    A virtual storage appliance that merges with VMware, running in a VM,
    thus making the system even more efficient and convenient to use.

A Not-for-resale (NFR) license can only be used in non-production environment, including: course development, training, lab testing, evaluation, and demonstration purposes.

The offer is available until March 31, 2015.

To get your  FREE  license key, you are welcome to register!

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StarWind Software Named Finalist for the 2014 Datacentre Solutions Awards

April 9, 2014

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Dear StarWind Friends,

We are excited to announce that StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS and StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V have been shortlisted in the Datacentre Solutions Awards as the Datacentre ICT Storage Software of the Year.

Vote now If you believe we deserve to win these awards please vote for us!

Thank you for your time and support!
StarWind Team

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