Керування сховищем (Частина 1)

January 15, 2014

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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.

Подивитись вебкаст можна тут

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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.

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30% Discount Countdown to 2014!

December 3, 2013
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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.

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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!”

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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.

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A Blood Drive at StarWind

October 31, 2013

Today, on October, 31 our responsive and brave team members have supported the latest StarWind’s social responsibility initiative and made their contribution to saving lives of little patients of National Children’s Specialized Hospital “OHMATDYT” in Kyiv, Ukraine. Thank you everyone for your kind voluntary decision to help those kids by sharing your blood!
We believe that today StarWind has established one more wonderful tradition and many of our employees will become regular donors!
“OHMATDYT” is the largest multispecialty hospital for children in Ukraine which serves more than 35,000 patients every year. Many of those kids have rare and serious diseases as well as severe injuries, and therefore desperately need frequent blood transfusions. However, the situation is generally really tough and children suffer from chronic blood shortages. We hope that next time StarWind will encourage not only its employees, but also their friends and families to join a blood drive for children of OHMATDYT.

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StarWind V8 Beta 2 - available now!

October 23, 2013
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More opportunities for effective storage management. More benefits.

StarWind V8 Beta 2 is already available!

  • Massive Scale-Out storage architecture
    Creates fault tolerant shared storage with unlimited number of nodes
  • Asynchronous WAN-replication
    Ensures efficient disaster recovery plan
  • L2 Flash Cache
    Works with RAM as a L1 cache to boost the efficiency
  • In-line deduplication and thin provisioning with space reclaim
    Reduces storage expenses dramatically and accelerates VM storage performance
  • Simplified and improved GUI
    Provides Windows Server 2012 style, step-by-step wizards and support of PowerShell scripting
  • Support of SMI-S interface for integration with Windows System Center R2
    Makes cloud storage administration easier
  • Log-Structured File System (LSFS)*
    Eliminates random writes for VM storage

Click and download StarWind V8 Beta 2 right now:

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-v8-beta

* Log-Structured File System (LSFS) is working in experimental mode

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StarWind Named as Finalist for the Storage, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing (SVC) Awards 2013

October 21, 2013

Dominant software-defined storage, StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS, has gained new acclaim in the storage market, having been selected as a finalist for the SVC Awards in two categories!

Wakefield, MA – October 17, 2013 - StarWind Software Inc., a leading provider of software-defined storage and storage virtualization software, announced today that their solution, StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS, has been nominated as a finalist in the SVC Awards 2013 in two categories: “Virtualization Management Product of the Year” and “Storage Virtualization Product of the Year”. These highly prestigious awards reward products, projects and services, and honor companies and teams which operate in the cloud, virtualization, and storage sectors.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS delivers industry-adopted storage architecture, which helps to solve common challenges in storage environments including: storage system costs, capacity growth, securing confidential data, inability to scale efficiently, and other complex management problems. One of the most affordable and easy-to-use solutions available, StarWind software provides innovative and advanced technologies which deliver powerful data protection, cost savings and business process improvements.

“We are extremely honored to be acknowledged as a finalist for the SVC Awards for a second year in succession”, said Artem Berman, Chief Operating Officer of StarWind Software. “Being nominated for awards in two categories demonstrates the important contribution our storage virtualization solution has made to the industry, and it is a wonderful recognition of the company’s hard work. Winning the award will motivate us to set the bar even higher for the future”.

The winners of the SVC Awards 2013 will be announced on November 21, 2013 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London.

Please take a moment to check out the categories and nominations - and please VOTE:

  • VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - StarWind iSCSI SAN&NAS by StarWind Software
  • STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - StarWind iSCSI SAN&NAS by StarWind Software

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Join the StarWind Beta Program to Access a Pre-release Version of StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS V8!

September 9, 2013

You are welcome to join our Beta program and provide your feedback on the upcoming version of StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS v8!

For more information about new features and improvements, read here:

Join our StarWind Beta Forum where you can ask your virtualization questions as well as share your experience and ideas.

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Participate in StarWind’s short survey and enter to win one of two mini iPads!*

September 9, 2013

We hope you enjoy your experience with StarWind Software and ask for your participation in a brief survey!

Please help us determine the right product features, technical support and resources to satisfy your customer or partner experience. Your feedback and ideas are very important to us and the responses are anonymous.

Please click to complete our survey:

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/poll2/index/

*Please fill in all required entry fields to be entered into the Mini iPad raffle.

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