Use StarWind Virtual SAN!
July 21, 2019

Use StarWind Virtual SAN!

Anton Chernomazov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StarWind Virtual SAN

Our company's storage infrastructure is built upon StarWind Virtual SAN. All consumers of big pieces of data (virtualization hosts, database management servers, and just file servers) are connected to storage directly through the iSCSI protocol. Most consumers are using high-availability targets.
StarWind storage clusters allow us to deploy and to evolve high-availability storage infrastructure while keeping costs low.
  • At the beginning we had DAS. With StarWind, we transformed two ordinary servers to fault-tolerance storage. We got higher-level storage quality just after buying a software solution.
  • StarWind's management console is simple. One page of instruction is enough to put a new worker in the picture.
  • We placed storage clusters' nodes in different rooms. So local incidents will have local impact only.
  • We upgrade our storage by ordinary disks, RAID-controllers, 10G network cards and disk shelves with low price. We have no hardware vendor dependency.
  • We can maintain nodes of storage clusters without the necessity of stopping our services or difficult migration of these services to another storage.
  • Node's stopping is needed to change cache size or to enable/disable it.
  • To increase our storage capacity we can buy any vendor's hard disks right at market instead of spending money for "vendor verified" disks from limited numbers of dealers.
StarWind Virtual SAN is a solid choice if you want to get full-scale easy-expandable storage solution at a low cost. In fact, you can pay only for hardware and get StarWind with just community support for free.
StarWind may be less suitable for situations where you need an all-in-one solution from one vendor who will solve any issues, and high costs are acceptable.