Webinar: Save $10K + on SQL Deployment in Microsoft Azure

June 30, 2015

Date: 7 July, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET


  • Max Kolomyeytsev, StarWind Software Product Manager
  • Edwin Sarmiento, Microsoft SQL Server MVP & Microsoft Certified Master

More and more companies move their IT infrastructure to the cloud to ensure business continuity. But can the cloud enable the true fault tolerance? What if an application or moreover a database fail inside the cloud?

The database clustering solutions are the answer, but they are expensive for SMBs / ROBOs. Can you imagine there is the solution which will cluster the database workloads and save you 2/3 of expenses?

Join Edwin Sarmiento and Max Kolomyeytsev and they will show how you can achieve it deploying SQL clustering in Microsoft Azure.


Discuss the webinar on our forum!


Live Webinar: Building Storage for Availability and Survivability

June 24, 2015

Speaker: Jon Toigo, Toigo Partners International LLC

With software-defined storage taking hold both as a model for building data storage infrastructure behind servers and as a template for designing ready-made hyper-converged server/storage hardware nodes, IT planners confront many options for creating a high performance, cost efficient platform for data hosting.

Just as important, however, is the design of storage infrastructure for high availability – to protect against hardware and software glitches – and for survivability – to ensure data accessibility in the face of disasters with a broader geographical footprint.

In this Brown Bag webinar, IT-SENSE editor and chief Jon Toigo kicks things off with a discussion of the requirements for building a bullet proof storage infrastructure using software-defined and hyper-converged elements.

He will be joined in the Between Two LUNs segment by storage expert Max Kolomyeytsev from StarWind Software to talk about the availability/survivability of StarWind technology and the resiliency of its latest hyper-converged infrastructure product, developed in connection with xByte Technologies.

Register now!

Feel free to discuss the upcoming webinar on the StarWind Forum.


Tap Room Meeting: StarWind 2-Node Hyper-Converged for VMware

June 22, 2015

Tap Room welcomes a new host, Oles Borys!

Date: 25 June, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Host: Oles Borys, Solution Engineer, StarWind Software Inc.

Join our Tap Room Meeting to follow step-by-step configuration of StarWind Virtual SAN in VMware environment. You will be StarWind paired with LSFS (Log-Structured File System) in action and see how they improve storage redundancy and boost performance. Just juggling with IOmeter figures live.

*Virtualize responsibly!


SAN Must Die!

June 19, 2015

Do you hate SANs as we hate them? No, seriously?

They were great place to store your grandfather’s old database, but why the heck would anyone use them to store Virtual Machine images? SANs were never designed to handle virtualization workload!

Also, with today’s high-capacity spindles, PCIe attached flash and 40 Gb Ethernet all being commodities, it’s simpler, faster and cheaper to use virtual shared storage for virtualization purposes.

Get your cure to SANs disease free, now, right here.


Live Webinar: Hyper-V in ‪Windows‬ Server 2016: Reboot oder Revolution

June 16, 2015

Datum: 24 Juni, 2:00 CEST

- Thomas Maurer, Cloud-Architekt, itnetx gmbh
- Max Kolomyeytsev, Produktmanager, StarWind SoftWare Inc.

Nach der Ansage von Windows Server 2016 Ignite wurde diese von zahlreichen Kritiken und Blog-Posts gefolgt. Aber auch nach Pre-Tests bleiben Fragen: ob die neuen Funktionen das Leben der Hyper-V-Administratoren leichter machen? Ob das neue Hyper-V nur eine Aktualisierung (Upgrade) der vorherigen Version ist oder ist das die Volle “Revolution”?

Da es keine Zeitmaschine gibt, um die Antworten auf diese Fragen im Voraus zu bokommen, besuchen Sie unser Webinar, um die Funktionalität (Features) von Windows Server 2016 und der nächsten Version von Hyper-V zu besprechen. Was mann von einem Powershell-Direct, Shielded VMsStorage Spaces Direct and Replica erwarten kann und ob tatsächlich die neue Hyper-V-Host-Hardware gebraucht wird?

Jetzt registrieren!

Finde dieses Thema in unserem Forum.


Yet another success by StarWind!

June 12, 2015

StarWind has recently acquired Citrix XenServer 6.5 Certification, completing the list of certifications, adding to those from ‪VMware‬ (vSphere 6.0 & vSphere 5.5 Certifications) and ‪‎Microsoft‬ (Windows Server 2012 R2).

What this means is that ‪StarWind‬ Virtual SAN is eligible for Microsoft, VMware and Citrix support services, being part of HCL.

To achieve this kind of acknowledgement, StarWind Virtual SAN passed a series of tests to prove the product’s compatibility as part of these vendors’ joint solutions.

It’s fair to say that StarWind now has every “MUST HAVE” certification.


Webinar Attendees Get Books!

June 12, 2015
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StarWind congratulates the happy owners of the book “Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide” by Aidan Finn!

The lucky winners are:

- Steve Bowker from South Puget Sound Community College
- John Li from Intel Corporation
- David Jobes from Commtech
- Allen Duke from Morsco
- Nathan Caspers from Secured Virtual IT

Thank you for being with us at our webinars!

Enjoy the reading!


Get Unbelievable Performance without Expensive All-Flash Arrays

June 10, 2015

Date: 16 June 10am PT / 1pm ET

Have you noticed the way all-flash arrays silently conquered the market of high-performance storage? And do you know it’s really possible to get all-flash performance without actually spending a fortune?

Spindle drives are too weak for the task, you say. StarWind unchains the spindle drives to enable the performance you have never expected even from the best SAS spindles.

Learn how to acquire the technology you could previously only get with high-end hardware SANs. Now it’s more simple than ever, install the software and get ready to transform your Datacenter.

Discuss the webinar and ask questions on our forum thread.

Register here!


Tap Room Meeting: Q&A Session

June 8, 2015

Do not miss a truly unique chance!

For the first time ever Tap Room will be held in the form of Q&A session!

Simply ask a question on StarWind Virtual SAN, Hyper-convergence and just everything and get an instant reply!

Date: 11 June 11am PT/2pm ET!

Spread the word and *Virtualize responsibly!

Submit your questions in the comments’ field and start discussing them on our forum.


Tap Room Meeting: Shared Storage for Hyper-V: No Hardware. No limits. Now!

June 3, 2015

Date: 4 June, 11 am ET / 4 pm BST

Host: Anatoly Vilchinsky, Head of Support Department, StarWind Software Inc.

Spoiler alert! At the end of the story the main character will live long and happily ever after.

Grab a couple of cold beers and check out how StarWind Virtual SAN makes Microsoft Failover cluster smoth. Now!

*Virtualize responsibly!