2019-12-05T06:53:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for StarWind Storage Appliance?

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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HB
President at EXAG Multimedia
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-08T14:06:41Z
Sep 8, 2022

That is a problem with StarWind they do not tell you the license cost. On the homepage, you can not see the pricing. There are different solutions, free and standard costs.

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WH
Network Services Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
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Top 5
2021-07-15T21:30:00Z
Jul 15, 2021

Licensing is straightforward, per node and capacity, with only 2 capacity tiers. It wasn't difficult. They will install it onsite or preconfigure it and ship it to you. We saved a ton by installing it ourselves. The pricing was great and simplifying to iSCSI saved us even more money in the end.

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

StarWind by far provides the best bang for the buck. The big players are a stretch price-wise for the clients in this range, and StarWind beats them every time.

AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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2020-06-04T20:17:00Z
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.

RM
CTO at Bg-software
Real User
2019-12-05T06:53:00Z
Dec 5, 2019

It costs about 50,000 euros.

WH
Network Services Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
User
Top 5
Aug 3, 2021

@RobMooij I paid much less than that for a net 40TB of usable storage.

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Related Questions
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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!
2 out of 5 answers
RM
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.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 8, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about StarWind Storage Appliance? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 5 answers
RM
CTO at Bg-software
Dec 5, 2019
The management interface is the most valuable feature for us.
AI
Director of IT at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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.
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