StarWind Virtual SAN gets the job done
July 29, 2020

StarWind Virtual SAN gets the job done

Justin Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StarWind Virtual SAN

Highly available HyperV cluster. Our environment includes 2 Hyper-V hosts with onboard storage running about 20 virtual machines. StarWind allowed for a redundant cluster to be configured without any extra storage and easily create an HA cluster. StarWind Virtual San functions as the primary drivers for all of our storage needs in the highly available cluster. It is used almost daily to allow for live migration of machines and failover in the event of maintenance or physical host hardware problems.
  • Software defined storage. It's easy to set up and get going rather quickly.
  • Intalls right on Hyper-V Core. Not GUI needed.
  • StarWind support is unmatched and their proactive support is excellent.
  • A better management interface.
  • StarWind Virtual SAN has provided a much more redundant environment.
  • StarWind Virtual SAN has offered great ROI vs. physical hosts and other more expensive software defined storage solutions.
  • It has take a lot of stress off managing the virtual environment.
Excellent support. Proactive, email and phone support are all great. Once support technician spent weeks working with me to re-build new hosts after Windows Update managed to keep us from installing a new build of Virtual SAN. She worked with me day and night to first troubleshoot and then eventually rebuild from scratch. We experienced no downtime during the rebuild.

Highly available storage. The entire rollout is hyper-converged and requires no extra storage beyond the hosts in which Hyper-V is running. Another feature that has been great is the support from StarWind in general. We have their proactive support package on the main cluster that employs StarWind Virtual SAN. The StarWind support team is right on top of all monitoring activities. If I am maintaining a physical host and it has been down for too long, I will get a notice from StarWind to confirm a problem or inform them that maintenance is being performed. They are top notch.