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.”


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

April 9, 2014


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!


StarWind Software Named Finalist for the 2014 Datacentre Solutions Awards

April 9, 2014


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


Exclusive Offer: Buy StarWind Now and Pay Later!

March 24, 2014


The quarter is coming to a close, and StarWind wants to help you meet your business goals. Buy any StarWind product edition to build a fault-tolerant and high availability SAN by March 31, 2014 and pay later*!

To learn more about this fantastic offer, contact StarWind Sales Team directly:

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* Terms of payment 90 days net upon signing the invoice.


Керування сховищем (Частина 2)

January 16, 2014


Черговий вебкаст від компанії Microsoft - «Керування сховищем (Частина 2)», серед доповідачів - Юрій Хохлов, провідний інженер-програміст компанії StarWind Software.

Даний вебкаст присвячено типам файлових систем, та їх можливостям (організація прав доступу, аудит, шифрація, квоти, ShadowCopy, резервне копіювання та використання служби FSRM).

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Керування сховищем (Частина 1)

January 15, 2014


Компанії Microsoft розпочала серію вебкастів, пов’язаних із роботою сховища, перший з яких -«Керування сховищем (Частина 1)».

У цьому вебкасті розглядаються типи дискових підсистем, операцій з ними, такі як організація RAID, iSCSI Target та Spaces.

Серед спікерів - Юрій Хохлов, провідний інженер-програміст компанії StarWind Software, який розповідає про iSCSI Target та SMI-S від компанії StarWind, а також розглядає деякі тонкощі, які можуть бути корисними в робочому середовищі.

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StarWind Software Supported the Charity Project “Chosen Children”

December 11, 2013

“When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

An informal presentation of the book “Chosen Children” written by Anton Morozov took place in the branch office of StarWind Software located in Kyiv.

This fascinating fiction story wantonas written by Anton when he was only 13. Despite the serious disease (cerebral palsy and myopathy) that confined him to a wheelchair, Anton’s love of life and talent made him known across Ukraine and abroad.

With his imagination Anton proves the possibility of self-realization in any situation: “Finally, my dream came true. I have been walking to my dream for 8 years. I’m happy! I wish guys with disabilities live openly, never considering themselves excluded or disadvantaged. I always thought that I’m the same as everyone else. I just have my zest. Everyone can discover their talents. It is necessary to try different things, to strive for the goal…”

The fate of this boy is a story of a person in a wheelchair who has to overcome numerous obstacles every day to get elementary things and yet it is a bright example of the triumph of life. Therefore, the main focus of the presentation was to support people with disabilities, remind the society about their fair right for equal living conditions, opportunities for education and development.

Unfortunately, Anton’s disease is progressing but there is still a chance to suspend it. The charity project named after a book – “Chosen Children” – is aimed at raising funds for Anton’s treatment and StarWind Software has willingly supported it.

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Read Russian version here.


30% Discount Countdown to 2014!

December 3, 2013

30% Discount Countdown to 2014!

Only one month left until the New Year, and we are having a massive Farewell to 2013 Countdown here at StarWind!

Buy any StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS edition or StarWind Native SAN for Hyper-V edition by the end of the year and get BIG discounts off list price!*

With the countdown discounts melting down with every passing week, you can SAVE BIG if you ACT NOW!

30% Discount Countdown to 2014!
Contact us and take advantage of our special offer now!
* The promo discount cannot be summarized with any other special offers and promotions. The promotional discounts do not apply to renewals, upgrades or Support Plans. Your discount will be that corresponding to the week you send us a Purchase Order. Countries that do NOT qualify for the promotion are: Russian Federation, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


StarWind Software Has Beaten Stiff Competition to Become Runner-Up in Storage, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing (SVC) Awards 2013

December 2, 2013

Wakefield, MA – November 27, 2013 - StarWind Software Inc., a leading provider of software-defined storage solutions for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2, today announced that the company has been named the first runner-up in two categories: Virtualization Management Product of the Year and Storage Virtualization Product of the Year at the SVC Awards 2013, the world’s most important IT awards. Recognized for its storage virtualization solution, StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS, the company demonstrates strong competitive advantages, proven technology, uniqueness and effectiveness in the virtualization and storage fields.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized as one of the 2013 finalists at the SVC Awards,” said Anton Kolomyeytsev, CTO and Chief Architect of StarWind Software, Inc. “It is a huge achievement for our company to reach second place in two categories in face of fierce competition. It renews our motivation and determination for the coming year. We are very grateful to everyone who supported us!”



StarWind Software Staff Competition for Best Pet

November 8, 2013

“If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

- James Herriot

In honor of World Animal Day, which has been celebrated every October 4th since 1931, StarWind Software held a staff competition for the best pet.

The purpose of the competition was to share our love with our “younger brothers”, to acknowledge the diverse roles that they play in our lives – as companions, supporters and helpers who bring a sense of wonder – and to be thankful for how these creatures enrich our lives.

Among the participants were dogs, cats and guinea pigs, different breeds and colors, some pedigrees and some mutts. Some people bought their pets, some received them as gifts, some found their pets straying outdoors, and some found their pets in a shelter.

The competition was held over one week, and the winners were selected by vote by all employees. The owners of the pets in the top three places were given vouchers for free pet food for 1-3 months, depending on which place their pet won.