StarWind HCA

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Score 10 out of 10
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Support works well to identify problems before we even know about them. They can detect when someone has bumped a network cable which won't show downtime as it is redundant but support can detect the issue and we can fix it without downtime. Overall we haven't had many issues to fix as it is very stable
Matthew Marlowe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Any time we have ever had an issue, StarWind has actually contacted us prior to us being aware of the issue. This in it of itself is a huge opportunity for us to maintain our network optimally at all times.
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StarWind [HyperConverged Appliance] proactive support gives us "another set of eyes" to watch over our system to catch anything we might miss, especially on something as critical as the compute and storage that runs our business.
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Customer support has been exemplary. Support is proactive and they will contact you if a problem is seen not only with the StarWind HyperConverged Appliance services but also with Hyper-V or the hardware itself. Support also is always willing to jump on a call or screen share for training purposes or to answer any other questions.
Score 8 out of 10
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StarWind's proactive support is very impressive. They have full visibility on all their hardware 24/7 and are quick to respond or reach out if they see any issues. They also watch workloads and let you know if specific servers are not performing well on the hardware. Their support enables us not to worry about our systems and frees up cycles for our systems engineer.
Score 9 out of 10
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Starwind has reached out to us twice in the past 6 months on issues that we were not even aware of yet. One of the issues actually involved our backup software and they assisted us in recommending settings changes that would solve the problem instead of just referring us to that vendor. Their technicians have never had to escalate an issue as they have always been able to provide a solution.

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.