Let’s put all cards on the table: VMware is good, their VSAN is good. But is it good for all situations? Get yourself on the most comfortable chair in the Tap Room, open the whisky bottle, and our host will tell you why it is better to start with two shots instead of drinking off the whole bottle.
*The only Tap Room, where no one will snatch your cocktail if you leave it on a table.
Host: Anatoly Vilchinskiy, Head of Support Department, StarWind Software Inc.
We have updated StarWind V2V Converter to version V8 Build 161, adding a number of convenient features.
StarWind V2V Converter allows the user to convert VMs from one format to another, basically “cloning” them and keeping the original copy intact. It comes either with any version of StarWind Virtual SAN, or as a standalone free tool. Here is the list of the latest improvements:
Date: 25 March, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.
Scale-out has come up as the technology to meet the constantly increasing demands to storage capacity. Unlike Scale-up, it allows scaling horizontally. But it also has some caveats. In most cases you need to stick to specific hardware with none or limited configuration options, which is cost- and efforts- consuming. You have to follow only one scenario – “compute and storage separated” or hyper-converged one, which essentially kills the idea of flexibility. The entry price is also an issue since most of the vendors sell minimum 3 hosts, even if you just need 2 for your environment.
Join Max Kolomyeytsev to learn to avoid these caveats and benefit from:
- Scale-out and scale up with NO hardware lock-in
- Scale-out with ANY hypervisor
- Support “compute and storage separated” and hyper-converged scenarios simultaneously
- Asymmentric Scale-out
Host: Anatoly Vilchinskiy, Head of Support Department of StarWind Software Inc.
Sit comfortably in your seats, `cause at this tap room we will have a looong discussion about how exactly StarWind Virtual SAN allows Windows Server based datacenters squeeze out the maximum from cost-, performance- and capacity-efficiency.
*Our Tap Room Meeting is the only one where you can make bubbles through a straw*
StarWind Software is introducing a March Discount Countdown and a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee special offer!
So, when buying StarWind Virtual SAN, you are automatically benefiting from both campaigns!
March Discount Countdown Offer
The faster you take advantage of this offer, the more you save.
The Discount begins at 20%, and will decrease by 5% every week until the end of the month.
So, act fast, and maximize your discount!
March 1st-8th: 20%
March 9th-15th: 15%
March 16th-22nd: 10%
March 23rd-31st: 5%
Please either contact your existing StarWind representative, email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the request form.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee Offer
Starting from March 5, 2015 on, StarWind is providing a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee* to all new customers due to our confidence in the quality of StarWind Virtual SAN
If you, as a new customer, are not satisfied with the product*, we will refund the price paid within 30 days after the order placement.
Do not hesitate, request the quote, or contact StarWind Sales team at email@example.com
*The Money Back Guarantee offer is based on the product not meeting technical specifications, which must be confirmed by our engineering staff.
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 3 pm GMT
Data protection, storage security and 24/7 operations are minimum requirements for every IT infrastructure. Virtualization offers many benefits, but it makes these three items absolutely crucial for business continuity. All Hyper-V administrators must deliver storage high availability (HA), properly secure the virtual environment and have redundant disaster recovery plans in place.
Join us and learn how to:
Every day our company solves a number of complicated and long lasting IT infrastructure related problems of different businesses.
That is why we tend to call the finished projects “Success Stories”. By presenting them, we explain in what way StarWind Software assisted IT-specialists in multiple spheres.
We believe that Education and IT always “go together”. IT, belonging to one of the fastest growing industries, requires intellectual resources, which are mainly supplied by the Education sector. At the same time, the Education sector is fully supported by the newest developments in IT and is unable to progress without deploying its results into the daily activity.
So, one of our Education-related customers, The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, contacted us because of the necessity to create the highly available virtual storage appliance (5 GB), which could protect the intellectual data for educational and personal purposes.
After experiencing the multiple scenarios, when one of the servers’ storage capacities run out and there was a pressing need of purchasing and bringing online of an extra one, the university IT staff started to look for an alternative solution.
Seeing the excess storage space on some servers, while others were running out of it, the university IT staff decided to go for clustered file server option.
The cost of StarWind plus the flexibility to deploy the Virtual SAN software on any server using any disk drives made StarWind the clear choice for the university. Absence of hardware lock-in and the scalability to keep pace with the growing storage demands were important decision factors to stick with this solution.
As a result, StarWind optimized the storage capacity, achieved high data availability and saved money for the university IT department!
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To read other Success Stories, please follow this link.
Date: 3 March, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.
Tapes will never die. They are ideal for long-term vaulting and are an absolute winner in the capacity/price competition versus any disk storage.
But even being long lasting and cost-effective, tapes are considerably slower compared to even commodity hard disks. As amounts of data used by companies are constantly growing, tape backup speed becomes a major vulnerability in modern BC and DR strategies. As soon as a backup job exceeds its backup window, it starts consuming application performance during business hours. The problem is solved by rebuilding and extending the tape backup infrastructure, but it’s extremely cost-consuming. Or you can implement Virtual Tape Library to complement physical tape storage.
Join StarWind Product Manager, Max Kolomyeytsev, and learn how to: