StarWind Virtual SAN, reliable and easy to use.
Updated January 19, 2024

StarWind Virtual SAN, reliable and easy to use.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StarWind Virtual SAN

StarWind Virtual SAN was very easy to install with help from support which was offered. Also the updating along the installing was very nice to get. The use is very easy and it's a very simple and effective GUI. I would definitely recommend it. Although we just use it in a 2-node setup. We wanted a 3 node at first but StarWind Virtual SAN support advised that a 2 node would do as well. So they are giving the best help instead of making money. Definitely very easy to use software and very good support. We altready had some unexpected reboots from omnde of the nodes and it was good we had Starwind VSAN because the other node picked up the jobs flawlessly.

Pros

  • Easy to use GUI
  • Great support
  • Active community
  • Fast connectivity

Cons

  • Sometimes connections are lost between the nodes
  • Technical knowledge essential
  • Updating must be done meticulously
  • Performance
  • Redundancy
  • Reliability
Very fast contact always looking for the best solution and aftertaste always a check if things went according to plan. They even pro-active contact you once you've submitted a ticket to support. They also take the difference of time zones into account. We meet in the middle so to speak.
Best value for money and less (or no) hardware restrictions.

Do you think StarWind Virtual SAN delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with StarWind Virtual SAN's feature set?

Yes

Did StarWind Virtual SAN live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of StarWind Virtual SAN go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy StarWind Virtual SAN again?

Yes

Very good support and very good value for money. If you want redundancy with reliable software it's my choice to implement this in a failover cluster. Nice not to depend on MS for a change. Due to hardware restrictions we couldn't use Microsoft. Another reason to choose Starwind, it's quite independent of the hardware you use in your environment

Using StarWind Virtual SAN

1 - Information technology
  • Redundancy
  • Reliability
  • Cost efficiency
  • Support
  • Extra Nodes when needed
It's alwyas working, we have almost 100% uptime and the software does what it promises and is very easy in use due to a simple but effective GUI

Evaluating StarWind Virtual SAN and Competitors

  • Scalability
  • Ease of Use
  • Other
It was fast to implement and the best and cheapest solution we could find
We would take a little more time but in our case we had to dseal with speed in combination of hardware restrictions

StarWind Virtual SAN Implementation

Knowledge of support and the easy way thing wer explained
Change management was minimal
  • The dark environment, no internet connectivity

StarWind Virtual SAN Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Yes, just for some of my colleague who don't have extensive technical knowledge.
No, it's a brilliant piece of software.

Using StarWind Virtual SAN

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • GUI is easy and effective
  • Connect to nodes in your cluster
  • installation can be tough without technical knowledge
It's easy to use and we almost have a 100% uptime.

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