StarWind Virtual SAN Review
November 30, 2023

StarWind Virtual SAN Review

Sadiya Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with StarWind Virtual SAN

we and our IT consultnat were looking for physical tape backups to protect against DR situations but were concerned about the fact that it would require the manual intervention of changing the tapes and sending them offsite as we could easily forget. But then our consultant came across StarWind Virtual SAN, which is the same as having a physical tape library without the hassle of changing tapes. The whole process is automated and we have the option of choosing between multiple cloud storage providers such as Amazon, Wasabi, Azure, etc.

Pros

  • we can leverage our existing backup software without replacing it
  • we can create multiple VTL libraries that allows simultaneous upload to cloud
  • Much cheaper than physical tape library and has similar functionality

Cons

  • You cannot see how long it takes for the cloud replication will take to complete
  • you cannot search for tapes so you manually have to search when troubleshooting
  • you cannot sort by date/time so it can easily get confusing on finding specific tapes
  • ability to send copies to the cloud
  • cost savings as it would have cost thousands for physical tape library
They respond in a timely fashion and have always been able to resolve any issues we had

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?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of StarWind Virtual SAN go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy StarWind Virtual SAN again?

Yes

it's a good solution for people that want the benefits of having a physical tape library but without the costs that come with it and also the manpower required to physically change tapes and then store them somewhere in a secure place.

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