2018-07-25T14:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with StarWind Storage Appliance?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with StarWind Storage Appliance.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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

StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage.

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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

It needs more integration with backup vendors so there is native integration with it that will allow storage level backup/snapshots. I would love to see integration with Veeam and Commvault so it can be recognized by them directly and added as network storage. It also will be great if it will be able to send weekly reports about the status of the storage, any issues, etc. More features that will provide how many IOPS you have per volume/disks, with nice charts, etc so you get some insight into what your environment is using.

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

They could improve by providing integration with HP.

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

An improvement would be if they reached out to education customers with other available products.

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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.
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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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