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!


Webinar: StarWind Seeks Bounty Hunters, Interested in Protecting the Rights

May 27, 2015

Date: 3 June, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Softare Inc.

Ride with us and see how virtualization projects are developed completely free of charge on existing hardware.

With StarWind Virtual SAN Free 2-Node edition for Hyper-V on the loose, this mission becomes a joyride.

You don’t have to be a deputy sheriff, MCP, MVP, MCT or have any other rank – it’s free for all Hyper-V users now!

Just remember the secret password: DUALNODES

Join our webinar and claim your reward!

Win one of the five books written by Aidan Finn “Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide”

Join the StarWind forum and discuss the upcoming webinar now!


Webinar: Complete ‪‎Hyper‬-Converged Infrastructure Solutions for SMBs/ROBOs

May 14, 2015

Attend the webinar and win one of the five books “Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide” written by Aidan Finn.

If your organization is evaluating or starting a Hyper-V deployment, join this webinar to hear the most important considerations when selecting your hardware, storage, management and security solutions. Get best practices from virtualization experts from StarWind, 5nine Software and xByte Technologies to understand how to optimize your hosts, centrally manage and protect your virtualized resources, and get the best performance and availability out of your storage. Consider Hyper-Converged Platform as a simplest step into ‪‎virtualization‬ world, associated with more than 50% savings and independence from hardware/software vendors.


  • Ryan Brown, CEO, xByte Technologies
  • Alexander Karavanov, Director of Sales Engineering, 5nine Software
  • Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software

Register now!


Tap Rpom: The Ace-High Hyper-V companion!

May 12, 2015

Date: 21 May, 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm BST

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

Howdy, partners!

Calm down your canister, wet your whistle with bottled courage and sit back while you’ll listen to good ‘ol story of the corned bartender.
He’ll tell you of the orphaned Hyper-V boy, with no chinks in pockets, who found his family with StarWind.

Order a table now!


StarWind Team, Xbyte Partners and our special guest, Jon Toigo at MS Ignite!

May 7, 2015
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You still have time to stop by Booth #343 and join us at:

- the stand-up sessions,

- learn about StarWind new product offering,

- participate in the SmartWatch draw.

See you at Booth #343!


‪Snapshots‬ VS ‪Replication:‬ Choose the Right Data ‪Protection‬ Strategy

May 5, 2015

Date: 20 Мay, 11 am ET / 4 pm BST 
Speakers: Chris M. Evans, Independent Consultant, Langton Blue Ltd.
Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.

Both snapshots and replication form an important part of any data protection strategy. It’s essential to know when and why each method should be used. In this ‪‎webinar we will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of both replication and snapshots, highlighting when to use each technique to implement a foolproof data protection regime.

You will learn:
• How snapshots and replication work in a virtual server environment
• How snapshots can deliver quick onsite recovery
• How to use replication for offsite data protection

Register now!


One Does Not Simply Consider One Shared Storage Product For Hyper-V Environment. Or Does He?

April 20, 2015

Date: 23 April, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

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

- One ‪SDS‬ to rule them all,

- One SDS to find them,

- One SDS to bring them all,

- And in the virtualized environment bind them.

*Virtualize responsibly!‬


A Story of Successful Deployment of StarWind Virtual SAN in Telecommunication

April 15, 2015


Have you ever been in a situation when sitting in your office or at home, suddenly, you realize that there is no Internet or telephone connection? What would you do? Would you call your provider or try to fix the problem on your own?

The main question, however, would be: “Which second after the disappearance of the main means of modern communication will you see the level of influence they have on your life?”

For some time now, most of the world population has agreed that these means of communication have taken over one of the top positions in the hierarchy of people’s needs. Thus, even the slightest interruption in its normal functioning can cause a serious damage to the image of a company providing these services.

StarWind Software, in its turn, being a virtualization software developing company has a great example of cooperation with a representative of the telecommunication market, a company called LocalTel Communications.

One of the reasons ‪‎LocalTel‬ contacted StarWind was a difficult to manage IT infrastructure, which, in the process of utilizing, started to lack storage capacities.

The IT department specialists were also experiencing issues with the HA iSCSi synchronization.

As a result, the overall state got worse by with numerous failures and increased costs spent on purchase of software patches and firmware updates in an attempt to fix the problem.

The main goal LocalTel Communications pursued with the help of StarWind Virtual SAN was the IT infrastructure with the high level of redundancy and reliability.

At first, LocalTel deployed ‪‎StarWind‬ on the spare storage server and performed primary testing. Later the IT department decided to add an active server to the existing StarWind configuration. However, during the migration, a raid controller failed and it had to be replaced. Nevertheless, even after having lost 1 node, StarWind infrastructure continued to run smoothly. So the IT specialists had time to fix the problem and were able to bring it back without interrupting the migration process. Finally, the third server was added to the cluster.

So, currently, LocalTel utilizes about 200 active VMs, which range from idle to very high I/O requirements. Moreover, with the 3-node HA virtual machine storage, the company achieved advanced data protection and availability. With StarWind Virtual SAN, LocalTel’s IT infrastructure can now easily perform data replication without causing any disruptions to the company’s activity.

Thus, having deployed StarWind Virtual SAN, LocalTel Communications has got the highly available and reliable, as well as scalable shared SAN storage, which has furthermore fit the company’s budget.

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