A. They know what we have and are able to support 100%
B. Very quick deployment time we are talking less than a few days
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- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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- Tech Details
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) is a turnkey hyper-converged platform that merges compute, storage, network, and software into a nuclear 2-node footprint. The solution is designed to simplify HCI management for Enterprise ROBO, SMB & Edge, while offering flexible scalability and powerful performance.
Users can start with two nodes, based on HeartBeat, that can be switchless and function without additional equipment. StarWind HCA is a software-centric architecture that removes the need for proprietary components. StarWind Engineers perform the configuration, testing, migration, and integration for users, free of charge.
StarWind HyperConverged Appliance:
- allows using 100% of underlying storage performance
- has no hardware compatibility lists (HCLs)
- does 2- or 3-way replication + local RAID 5/6/10
- does VAAI and ODX data offloading
- includes load balancing and data locality
- does VM-centric hypervisor-level snapshots, and more.
To minimize CapEx and OpEx further, StarWind ProActive Premium Support (included in every license) substitutes an IT squad for the sake of cluster health assurance. ProActive Support monitors user environments 24/7/365, and uses machine learning to detect abnormal behavior so issues are prevented before they can become a problem.
The vendor presents StarWind HCA as a hyper-converged world enclosed in a tiny “building block” that comes at a reasonable price.
|Operating Systems||Windows, Linux|
- Service and Support
- 24/7 monitoring
- Reporting & Monitoring
- Hardware upgrades can be costly after implementation
- No product update notifications
- Cost Savings - no new physical hardware needed for 4+ years
- Increased storage speed
- Zero downtime
- Reduced admin time
- Full redundancy
- Data redundancy
- Cost savings
- Increased IOPS
- Fully redundant shared storage (vSAN)
- Proactive monitoring of all of the hardware
- 24/7 support
- Substantial cost savings over VMWare's vSAN license
- Massive increase in performance/IOPS compared to our previous hosts
- Full hardware redundancy for both VMWare hosts and all of our data
- There are none, but our needs are extremely limited, and StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) is doing exactly what we need.
- Possibly integrating with one of the clouds for backups and/or VM migrations
- High performance storage.
- Great customer service and support.
- Simple to deploy.
- Reduced single points of failure.
- Reduced IT maintenance.
- Increased infrastructure redundancy.
- Reduced hardware/rack wiring complexity.
- Reduced single points of failure
- General IT infrastructure needs
- Disaster Recovery, offsite
- Product Usability
- Implemented in-house
- Initial setup.
- Daily usage.
- Power loss graceful shutdown.