StarWind VSAN utilises commodity hardware to run and scale, initiating no vendor lock-in and allowing the recycling of existing hardware setups. It brings enterprise-class performance and features to SMB and ROBO space, providing considerable savings on virtualisation infrastructure building and scaling.
StarWind Virtual SAN is designed for those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. Alternatively, deployment can be simplified through utilising StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. This is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN.
Runs as a native hypervisor component or in VM, and it does not require any deep storage and network administration or UNIX management skills. A typical system administrator with minimal experience in Hyper-V, VMware or Windows can install, configure and maintain VSAN operations.
Cuts operational and capital expenditure costs at least in half. It eliminates the physical shared storage, infrastructure, associated deployment and maintenance activities. StarWind VSAN works on commodity hardware, so there’s not only less hardware to purchase and maintain, but also the required hardware is inexpensive.
Performance is uncompromised by the minimalistic hardware footprint, reduced deployment and management costs. Server-side flash and memory caches, log-structuring and an absolutely minimalistic I/O path. Performance is unmatched by either typical virtual appliances or physical shared storage.