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IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Jun 10 2020

What is most valuable?

It works as a service and does not require too many resources on the host, it has really fast replication if you have it as an HA storage. Another good feature is that you… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It improved our uptime dramatically where we did not have any outage in the past 12 months. Also, we were using multiple storage vendors in the past and were able to… more »

What needs improvement?

It needs more integration with backup vendors so there is native integration with it that will allow storage level backup/snapshots. I would love to see integration with… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is really something that attracts us to begin the journey with StarWind many years ago but then we simply realized that their solution works with superb performances… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Open-E storage solution. It was software-defined storage so in sense similar to StarWind but it was way more complex to configure and operate and there was… more »

What other advice do I have?

Their support is great and they are improving their software with every new iteration. Really happy to be their customer. Keep up the good work guys!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at pure storage as well but it was too costly.
RobMooij
Real User
CTO at Bg-software
Dec 09 2019

What do you think of StarWind Storage Appliance?

What is our primary use case?

The use case is that it is cheap and easy to set up. There are no complex software complications. Use this solution for a simple, high-availability setup.

What is most valuable?

The management interface is the most valuable feature for us.

What needs improvement?

They could improve by providing integration with HP.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Its stability is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable, but our use case is in the lower end of the market. We are in the SMB market.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support team is excellent.

How was

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What is StarWind Storage Appliance?

For SMB and Enterprises who are looking for high performance primary storage for server virtualization, VDI, database and Big Data scenarios, or inexpensive secondary backup tier, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, and associated software into an easily scalable storage platform.

Additionally, the appliance features an optional gateway to Azure public cloud, which helps to implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan or meet regulatory requirements. StarWind SA scales up by adding individual disks and flash modules, or JBODs, while adding ready controller nodes allows scaling out. 

StarWind SA targets those, who need high-performance primary storage or secondary storage for backup. In case there is a whole virtualization infrastructure to build from scratch, StarWind HCA will come in handy. Otherwise, if all the required hardware is present, StarWind Virtual SAN will be enough to build a high-performance virtualization setup. 

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