StarWind Virtual SAN ROI

Bryan Schuler
Network Administrator at MUM Industries
This solution helped maintain high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources. For example, with our ERP system, we went from an old spinning rust array to a all-flash array. Because StarWind allows that and for it to be a VSAN for high availability, if I lose a host, the ERP system will still continue to run. If I have to put a host into maintenance mode, and move all of its processing to the another, I can do that because it is transparent. StarWind doesn't care. When I get the host powered back up, the array resynchronizes, and everything runs as normal. So, it works, as far as high availability. Like any other good system, it is transparent. Behind the scenes, it does what it's supposed to do. View full review »
Matthew Henson
Owner at Split Digital LLC
This solution has helped maintain high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources. Even though we got rid of our SAN, we are still getting higher performance for significantly less outlay, dollar-wise. It is more efficient on the management side. The Log-structured Write Cache (LWC) feature speeds things up for us. Our performance is better than it was on the SAN. However, I don't know if it's directly related to the LWC or whether there is lower latency between the onboard storage and what was the SAN. I'm sure that it helps performance, but I wouldn't know a metric to measure it, specifically. With the support that I receive from StarWind, it has saved me at least two full-blown, paid Microsoft tickets. For each of Microsoft ticket, we pay about $600 USD a piece for it. While this is not a big cost, it eliminated a headache for us. In addition, we saved on technical consultant costs. View full review »
Richard Ojeleye
Deputy Director of Technology and Communications at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
This solution has helped us maintain high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources. We have saved about 80 percent (versus purchasing a physical SAN) and peace of mind, which is important. View full review »
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MarkMgr
IT Manager at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees
It has definitely made things a lot easier to deploy. Our biggest issue was not being tied to a hardware vendor, so if we decide to switch from EMC Dell to HPE or Supermicro, we can continue to use the StarWind solution across the different hardware brands. That's especially important with drive prices changing. We're able to use commodity drives instead of hardware-branded drives. That's an area where there have been some cost savings. Also, the ability to be hardware agnostic means we're able to shop across vendors for better pricing. View full review »
Dan Reynolds
Director of IT at BLDD ARCHITECTS INC
FAFCO
Director of Technology at FAFCO, INC.
It has paid for itself many times over in reduced downtime and maintenance costs. View full review »
reviewer1253973
Deputy Director at a government with 11-50 employees
The solution is cost-effective. View full review »
reviewer1145355
User
I saw an immediate ROI as I had storage that was not being utilized. Instead of having to spend $10K-$20K to add new storage to the existing environment, wait on the hardware to arrive, and then configure it directly as a new LUN, I was able to use this solution. I purchased the software, installed it on the system that I had with excess space, and created a few new SANs the same day the request was being made with an urgent time frame. View full review »
reviewer1351425
CTO - Partner at SabreTech Consulting LLC
Less than one year. View full review »
reviewer903849
User
Our ROI has been very impressive, as the only recurring costs have been the support contracts. As hard drives become cheaper and cheaper, expanding the capacity of our systems has been trivial. View full review »
Branden Beachy
User
We were able to build an entirely new SAN with much greater performance and more capacity for less than the cost of just upgrading our previous SAN, so the ROI was immediate. View full review »
reviewer1157808
User
It all cost about twenty-five percent less than the other solutions we looked at. View full review »
Andrey Naumov
System Administrator at Craft Group
This is the best priced solution for an SMB. View full review »
GrzegorzEBX
Owner at Electronics Box
aycayilmaz
Computer Engineer at Savronik Electronic
Even though we got rid of our SAN, we are still getting higher performance for significantly less outlay, dollar-wise. It is more efficient on the management side. The technical advice and support is quite good. View full review »
Nikos Chavenetidis
System and Network Admin at ACS SA
The ROI for this solution is very good. View full review »
reviewer1244424
Director of Systems and Security at a health, wellness and fitness company with 11-50 employees
Within days, maybe weeks. How much is uptime worth? View full review »
Artur Kamalov
Head of Local Area Network Department at JSC Ufanet
Our return of investment on this product is 100%. View full review »
Lukasz Z.
VMware Administrator, VMware vExpert at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
StarWind has the best price. View full review »
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