Webinar: Server-Side Caching as an Alternative to All-Flash Arrays

February 20, 2015

Date: 25 February, 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT


  • Chris M. Evans, Independent Consultant, Langton Blue Ltd
  • Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.

Improving application performance is all about getting more I/O from the storage. But does that mean you have to buy an expensive all-flash storage array? Not at all.
Server-side caching solutions use local RAM and Flash, show better performance and prove to be more cost effective than external shared storage appliances.

Join Chris Evans and Max Kolomyeytsev to learn about:

  • The Pareto principle or 80/20 rule and the working set
  • How server-side caching solutions work
  • Benefits and disadvantages of server-side caching
  • Implementing caching in virtual environments (in the guest and host)
  • Implementing caching in non-virtual environments
  • Choosing the right hardware product and what’s available on the market today
  • Vendor roundup

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Tap Room Meeting: Microsoft Clustered Storage Spaces: Get Rid of I/O Blender

February 17, 2015

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EET

Host: Anatoly Vilchinskiy, Head of Support Department, StarWind Softare Inc.

To blend or not to blend, that is the question!

Whether tis Nobler in the mind of suffer
The I/O blender and bottlenecks of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take StarWind against a Sea of troubles?

…the only tap room that welcomes laughing out loud from under the table.

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Hyper-V Failover ‪Clustering‬: ‪‎Virtualizing‬ ROBOs without Breaking the Bank

February 13, 2015

Date: Feb 18, 2015 at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET


  • Howard Marks, Founder and Chief Scientist, DeepStorage
  • Ryan Post, Inside Systems Engineer, Veeam Software, Inc.
  • Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software

Regardless of whether you call them stores, branch offices, plants or something else, remote sites present a unique set of engineering challenges. Customer facing applications require high availability but replicating the solutions we use in the data center to tens, or thousands of sites would cost more than the GDP of a small country.

Hyper-converged architectures, which turn server local storage into highly available, shared storage, promise to be more affordable, but some appliance solutions cost as much or more than the traditional server and SAN solutions.

This webinar will explore how StarWind Virtual SAN can fulfill the promise of hyper-convergence providing a highly available platform for virtual machines while Veeam Backup and Replication protects it from the unexpected.

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How to Optimize Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster and Double Performance

February 6, 2015

Date: February 10, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Speakers: Alex Karavanov, Director of Sales Engineering, 5nine Software
Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software

High availability in a virtualized workload may require to sacrifice failover cluster performance. Using an optimized for virtualization approach on data storage and virtual machines placement and protection will give you desired boost of performance.

Join Alex Karavanov and Max Kolomyeytsev to learn how to:

  • Achieve true Hyper-V cluster high availability with just 2 Hyper-V hosts and zero storage hardware
  • Boost Hyper-V cluster performance by configuring automatic dynamic optimization
  • Effectively track VMs resources usage
  • Save an extra 30% of Hyper-V cluster resources by utilizing agentless antivirus



Tap Room Meeting: Just 2 VMware servers to enable Fault Tolerance of the entire system. Really

February 3, 2015

Date: February, 5, 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT

Host: Anatoly Vilchinskiy, Head of Support Department, StarWind Softare Inc.

Tap room #4 will highlight the magic of enabling the business continuity with only two shots. StarWind Virtual SAN™ brings complete data protection by integrating with the existing infrastructure. That is for free, we swear.

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Microsoft SQL server deployment price reduced thrice with StarWind Virtual SAN

January 28, 2015

Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.
Date: 3 February, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups were the ultimate answer for anyone looking to cluster his database workloads for around ten years. And now shared-nothing local storage clustering makes it possible to build Microsoft SQL Server cluster using standard licensing and AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances to achieve true database high availability.
This introduces some serious advantages over the traditional AlwaysOn AG approach:

  • No SQL server enterprise licenses needed
  • Dramatically simplified configuration
  • No need for physical SAN or NAS storage
Join us on our webinar to learn the new SQL clustering best practices before your existing SQL clustering knowledge becomes obsolete.



StarWind-flavored Hyper-V Cluster and Single Malt Microsoft Technologies

January 27, 2015

Date: January 29, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
Host: Anatoly Vilchinskiy, Head of Support Department, StarWind Software Inc.

SoFS is now the trending Microsoft shared storage technology. So is StarWind Virtual SAN™ of StarWind Software. Both are great, but which one suits you best?
Sit back, make yourself comfortable and discuss it with Anatoly Vilchinsky, Head of Support Department at StarWind Software. You will learn the best cases for implementation scenarios and will see the StarWind Virtual SAN live demo.

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Build a highly available Hyper-V cluster with just 2 physical servers using Microsoft Clustered Storage Spaces

January 19, 2015

Building a Hyper-V cluster may seem a lofty goal if you only have 2 physical servers and no storage hardware.
Join Max Kolomyeytsev, StarWind Product Manager to learn how to configure Microsoft clustered storage spaces without dedicated storage hardware and how to then deploy a Hyper-V cluster using this storage. All with just 2 physical servers.

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Microsoft Clustered Storage Spaces and StarWind Virtual SAN: For a Complete Software-Defined Storage Solution

January 16, 2015

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Speakers: Jon Toigo, Toigo Partners International LLC, Anatoly Vilchinskiy, StarWind Software Inc.

Microsoft is enabling software-defined storage to work with its own hypervisor computing meme, building on its SMB 3.0 protocol and Storage Spaces technology. While the approach has its merits, building from the familiar to newer storage architectures, the resulting storage infrastructure is more of a scale out NAS than a Virtual SAN. With StarWind Virtual SAN technology, complimentary to Microsoft Hyper-V, a Virtual SAN may be implemented in a virtual Microsoft environment that delivers better resource utilization and greater overall cost efficiency.

Join us for this discussion of the strengths and limitations of Microsoft Clustered Storage Spaces and how a Virtual SAN from StarWind Software can complement and improve on the infrastructure.

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Every Thursday StarWind Software invites you to the Tap Room!

January 12, 2015
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In a relaxed atmosphere StarWind hosts will serve you the best recipe of StarWind Virtual SAN and will demonstrate step by step how to consume it, so that to favour its best features.

Thursday, January 15, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Host: Anatoly Vilchinskiy, StarWind Software Inc.

Join the first Tap Room meeting, sit back, relax and see the software benefits from the user stand point. Watch how couple of StarWind pints can do single malt Hyper-V flavor even better.

Register now!