Great product for the money!
June 15, 2019

Great product for the money!

Nikolai Zhitkov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StarWind Virtual SAN

We use this solution for SAN storage. We have a two-node Microsoft Windows 2016 full SSD (SATA) configuration with RAM cache (500GB each node), and iSCSI to connect HA virtual clusters. Using Mellanox network technology with two 100Gbit switches in HA mode. Also, we have more than sixty MSSQL databases hosted on it.

Virtual SAN has improved stability, performance, and maintenance cost in our organization. This is a great solution for replacement "Hardware", both entry-level and some mid-level storage. It allows you to use ANY consumer or enterprise HDDs and SSDs, and that's a really great thing!
  • High performance.
  • Easy-to-use solution.
  • Great support.
  • Stability and flexibility.
  • I would like to see full support for iSER. This time, technical support does not recommend using iSER on NICs except on an internal (StarWind Node-to-StarWind node) connections.
  • High availability for direct attached hardware drives (without virtual disk layer) could be useful to increase the performance of StarWind virtual storage cluster.
  • We reduced capital expenditures, for great scalability of Virtual SAN.
  • We reduced the administrative effort for maintenance and implementation.
VMware ESXi, Veeam Backup & Replication
It might be a great solution for speed up old storages by using RAM cache.
It can be used in hybrid environments and it is compatible with various hypervisors and operating systems.