2018-07-25T14:43:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about StarWind Storage Appliance?

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What do you like most about StarWind Storage Appliance?

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reviewer1493760 - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Provectus Networks
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2021-01-21T16:21:00Z
Jan 21, 2021

Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.

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Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-06-04T20:17:00Z
Jun 4, 2020

Another good feature is that you can pause the appliance if you want to move it from one location to another and then once it's moved you can resume it, this way you can physically move the whole cluster or storage without any downtime. Its really easy to use, if you have a good foundation in storage and clustering then you will need less then one hour to figure out how to operate it.

RobMooij - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Bg-software
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2019-12-05T06:53:00Z
Dec 5, 2019

The management interface is the most valuable feature for us.

Brian Witherow - PeerSpot reviewer
IT director at Tipton Schools
Real User
2018-07-25T14:43:00Z
Jul 25, 2018

We are able to easily back up our data and send it to an offsite location.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 8, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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RobMooij - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Bg-software
Dec 5, 2019
The use case is that it is cheap and easy to set up. There are no complex software complications. Use this solution for a simple, high-availability setup.
AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Jun 4, 2020
It's the main storage (CSV) for our Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster. We have two devices on Dell hardware that have StarWind VSAN installed, they have 25GB NIC in between for storage replication and all the storage is replicated so we can easily work on one node while the other is active. It's in Active-Active state so the load is shared. The storage is formated as CSV and it works over iSCSI protocol so we use our same network so there is no need for expensive fiber links. We run hundreds of virtual machines on this storage that needs to be always available.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 8, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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RobMooij - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Bg-software
Dec 5, 2019
It costs about 50,000 euros.
AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Jun 4, 2020
Cost is really something that attracts us to begin the journey with StarWind many years ago but then we simply realized that their solution works with superb performances and are really happy to stick to it. We use it on HCI mode where we just purchased the software and build our own solution with our own hardware and also we have purchased a ready-made appliance from StarWind, both work fine and we are happy with them.
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