New StarWind iSCSI SAN Software Ensures Critical Data is Safe and Secure for Chapel Hill Presbyterian

StarWind Gives Church the Freedom to Easily and Cost-effectively
Deploy Networked Storage without Interoperability Issues or High Prices

Online PR News – 20-November-2009 – – Burlington, Mass. – New Starwind 5.0 from StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and a pioneer in iSCSI storage, allows Chapel Hill Presbyterian to gain enterprise-class VMware SAN features including performance, reliability, scalability and speed with near-zero downtime and seamless server upgrades and migrations. The solution ensures Chapel Hill Church continuous, mission-critical data protection between their two servers using synchronous data Mirroring, which eliminates a single point of failure and reduces downtime, and live Snapshots to capture a consistent state of the data stored on the SAN at any point-in-time to instantly recover and roll back data. The solution was simple, expandable and reliable and gives the church enterprise-class VMware SAN features at an affordable cost.

StarWind’s iSCSI SAN solution allowed Chapel Hill to repurpose a three year old HP server as shared storage and stay within their budget. Since they could try before buying, Chapel Hill was also able to ensure they would not waste time and money on solutions that might not work in production.

StarWind's true active-active high availability (HA) architecture provides continuous and non-disruptive access to storage in the event of failure by synchronously mirroring data between two active storage appliances, or nodes, in real time. This technology is important to IT professionals because it eliminates a single point of failure. If a disk, power or even an entire storage node fails, the redundant storage node will take over and will continue actively operating without any disruption, ensuring that storage is available and accessible on the network.

According to Scott Hagadorn, Director of Information Technology for the church, “StarWind’s solution was super simple to set up and the performance is excellent.” In addition, Chapel Hill has improved their process for upgrading new machines and applications using virtualization to save time and if a server goes down, simply perform a manual failover though StarWind to a second ESX box to limit downtime.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in Storage Virtualization and iscsi storage for small and midsize companies since 2003. StarWind's flagship product is a storage virtualization software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN and is designed for use as centralized, networked storage for VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Server and other server applications configured in server clusters. StarWind Software is focused on providing small and midsize companies with affordable high availability storage technology which was previously only available in high-end storage products. The advanced, enterprise-class features include Synchronous Data Mirroring with Automated Failover and Failback, Remote Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Array (VTA). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the IP SAN industry and has been the solution of choice for over 30,000 global users in over 100 countries, from small and midsize companies, to governments, and Fortune 1000 companies. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit
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