StarWind Virtual SAN

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What is StarWind Virtual SAN?

"StarWind VSAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. "

StarWind VSAN runs as a native hypervisor component or in VM, and it does not require any deep storage and network administration or UNIX management skills. A typical system administrator with minimal experience in Hyper-V, VMware or Windows can do VSAN configuration, configure and maintain VSAN operations. Virtual SAN from StarWind cuts the costs at least in half, meaning both Operational and Capital Expenditure, and frees from hidden VSAN licensing expenses. It eliminates the actual physical shared storage, corresponding infrastructure, associated deployment and maintenance activities. Virtual SAN from StarWind works on commodity hardware, so there’s not only less hardware to purchase and maintain, but also the required hardware is inexpensive. VSAN performance is uncompromised by the minimalistic hardware footprint, reduced deployment and management costs. StarWind VSAN brings to the table server-side flash and memor caches, log-structuring and an absolutely minimalistic I/O path. The resulting performance is unmatched by either typical virtual appliances or physical shared storage.


StarWind Virtual SAN scored 91/100 (Top 3 in IT Management) in the IT Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (97/100), press buzz (44/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on StarWind Virtual SAN gathered from around the web.

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IT Management Software Buyer Guide 2021

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select IT Management software for business. Published in June 2021.

Products in this software category help an organization manage its IT resources, including workstations, servers and applications. These products often include remote device management functionality, which means you can monitor and resolve any issues remote...

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StarWind Virtual SAN Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Anti-Virus
  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Malware Protection
  • SAP Integration
  • Bug Tracking
  • Network Traffic Monitoring
  • Network Visualization
  • Network Device Performance Monitoring

StarWind Virtual SAN FAQs

Does StarWind Virtual SAN offer an API?

Our services offers several APIs:
• PowerShell API
• REST API (coming Q4 2019)
• Swordfish API
• SMI-S
• VVOLs/VASA

What platforms does StarWind Virtual SAN support?

The service supports Windows Server 2008R2 or later, VMware vSphere 5.5 or later.

Does StarWind Virtual SAN offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

The nature of the software doesn’t create the necessity for multi-user capabilities.

What is StarWind Virtual SAN generally used for?

StarWind is generally used to ensure constant uptime of all the application of a business. It does so by replicating data between multiple servers and making sure that in case of hardware or software failures the applications will resume working on the remaining servers.

Who are the main user groups of StarWind Virtual SAN?

This product is typically a B2B product. If we were to segregate the user groups by industry and business size, StarWind typically is used by Small and Medium Enterprise companies within the Educational, Public and Government Sectors. In the Enterprise business we are typically represented in Retail, Restaurant chains and other Remote Office Branch Office style businesses. If we were to identify the user groups within the businesses that purchase StarWind, the typical stakeholders are IT admins and CIOs.

Does StarWind Virtual SAN offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Yes, you may find it on our Resource Library: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/

What are some applications StarWind Virtual SAN is commonly used in tandem with?

This service is typically used as the underlying storage for applications. The most common applications deployed on it are SQL databases, ERP systems, and various industry-specific mission critical applications.

Does StarWind Virtual SAN integrate with any other apps?

The service can be either integrated into various infrastructure management applications or applications can be integrated into our software.

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StarWind Virtual SAN User Reviews

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4.84/5 based on 22 user ratings.
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"A Solid and Affordable VSAN Technology "


What do you like about StarWind Virtual SAN?

StarWind provided a preconfigured setup of hardware and VSAN software that was easily customizable prior to ordering. This enabled us to build systems that fit our different sized environments. We also like the redundant storage aspect of the solution which improves our storage availability at our sites.

What do you dislike about StarWind Virtual SAN?

There could be better product listings on their website with pricing for current and future customers. Also, a product tracking feature would be nice to view the configuration and shipping status of your hardware.

What have you been using it for and what problems did StarWind Virtual SAN solve?

StarWind provides the hardware and the virtual storage for my company. We needed to replace our aged server infrastructure at our sites without breaking the bank. In addition, we needed to introduce new technologies like VSANs. StarWind was able to provide an affordable solution that fit our needs.

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