Storage Switzerland Reviews StarWind Enterprise Server Storage Virtualization and Open iSCSI SAN Software
09/18/2009

Joseph Ortiz, Senior Analyst for Storage Switzerland, Reviews StarWind And Concludes That It Offers A Very Robust And Comprehensive Set Of SAN Features.

Online PR News – 18-September-2009 – – Burlington, MA – StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and iSCSI Storage Software for small and midsize companies, is featured in an article and product review in Storage Switzerland, a leading storage technology publication. Joseph Ortiz, Senior Analyst at Storage Switzerland, installed and tested StarWind’s Enterprise Server and concluded that “the product does what it says it does in a simple and effective manner.” StarWind’s iSCSI SAN software enables customers to convert any Windows Server 2003 or 2008 into an enterprise-class SAN and vastly improves VMware and other server application data with Synchronous Data Mirroring, Remote Replication, CDP & Automatic Snapshots and Thin Provisioning.

Joseph Ortiz points out, “iSCSI SANs also allow SMBs to take advantage of things like storage consolidation and virtualization along with SAN performance, scalability and reliability without needing to purchase new proprietary hardware. The key advantage of iSCSI SANs like those offered by StarWind Software is that they work on industry standard x86 servers and transmit their data over standard Ethernet and iSCSI protocols. This facilitates data transfers over intranets; management of storage over long distances and it enables location independent storage and retrieval.” Joseph also concluded that “The scalability and robust support for virtualized environments along with the ability to consolidate storage are major benefits of StarWind Enterprise Server, as companies seek ways to maximize the use of their current resources while containing costs as much as possible.”

“We are pleased that Storage Switzerland found our solution to be easy to use and affordable for small and midsize companies” said Zorian Rotenberg, President and CEO, StarWind Software, “The key aspect of StarWind is the simplicity and that it is easy to install and administer. We also strive to provide enterprise class features at a price that small and midsized businesses can truly afford.”

Key Features of StarWind Enterprise Server include:
• Synchronous Data Mirroring: eliminates single point of failure with real-time mirroring.
• Remote / Asynchronous Replication: replicates your storage remotely across a WAN.
• CDP & Automatic Snapshots: captures point-in-time snapshots with unlimited rollback points.
• Server Clustering: provides shared storage for High Availability server clustering.
• Thin Provisioning: allocates space dynamically for highly efficient disk utilization.

Key Benefits of StarWind Enterprise Server:
• Convert any 64-bit or 32-bit Windows server into a SAN
• Unlimited node connections and unlimited TB storage capacity
• License covers a pair or 2 servers for mirroring and replication
• Shared storage for High Availability server cluster configurations
• Networked storage for VMware ESX and ESXi, Hyper-V and XenServer
• Supports VMware features: VMotion, Storage VMotion, HA, DRS and VCB
• Can be configured with single or dual controllers and RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50

The full report is available from Storage Switzerland at http://www.storage-switzerland.com/Articles/Entries/2009/8/20_StarWind_iSCSI_SAN_Software.html.

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a leading global provider of Storage Virtualization and iSCSI Storage Software. The flagship product, StarWind Enterprise Server, is a storage virtualization software that turns any Windows server into an enterprise-class SAN it is designed to create shared storage used by server clusters within high availability environments for server applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Server and others. It is also designed to provide shared storage for virtualization environments with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi and VMware vSphere 4.0. Its enterprise-class features include Synchronous Data Mirroring, Remote Replication, CDP / Instant Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and virtual tape library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI storage industry and has been the solution of choice for thousands of global companies in over 100 countries, from small and midsize companies, to governments, and Fortune 1000 clients. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit www.StarWindSoftware.com.

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