StarWind HCA

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Score 10 out of 10
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The StarWind HyperConverged Appliance package is all-inclusive. The pricing includes hardware, setup, support, and warranties. We paid one price and have had no further costs associated with the management or configuration of the system. It is easy to budget for and the services have been as promised. This hands-off approach was a crucial part of our decision making and we aren't disappointed.
Score 8 out of 10
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StarWind's custom hardware configurations really hit home for my company. We were able to custom size a solution for every site which really saved us money in the long run. I wasn't left with over sized hardware at a smaller site. Their deployment services were great. They helped us deploy our first two sites then we deployed the rest on our own.
Score 9 out of 10
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Starwind tech support fully implemented our 2 clusters with very little needed on our end. Once we rack and stacked the boxes and connected them according to their diagrams they remoted in and performed all required configurations to get us online. We were not migrating existing VMs so they did not perform any migration tasks. The servers are new Dell servers covered by Dell tech support that Starwind will work with if there is ever a hardware issue.

What is StarWind HCA?

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.

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Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is StarWind HCA?

The StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution designed to reduce application downtime on a reasonable budget.

What is StarWind HCA's best feature?

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses StarWind HCA?

The most common users of StarWind HCA are from Mid-size Companies and the Financial Services industry.