Turn Any Windows Server into a SAN with StarWind iSCSI SAN Software

StarWind SAN software turns any industry standard 64 bit or 32 bit Windows server into a fail safe, fault tolerant and high availability Storage Area Network thereby providing applications with continuous access to data storage in the event of a failure. Normally the SAN products available on the market have been quite expensive and out of financial reach for many small and medium size businesses or organizations. Due to StarWind, any organization can build a high availability storage server that provides continuous access to data and provides enterprise class reliability without spending a high amount.

StarWind comes in different editions which can be customized to meet the needs of any organization. So any businesses looking for VMware ESXi SAN or iSCSI SAN for Microsoft Hyper-V can use StarWind for their needs without spending a whole lot of money. With StarWind, any existing server can be converted into a high performance SAN within an hour.

Some of its features include

  • Synchronous Data Mirroring: real-time data mirroring across a 2 node storage cluster
  • High Availability / Automatic Failover: fault tolerant technology eliminates single point of failure
  • Remote / Asynchronous Replication: replicates your storage to a remote site across a WAN
  • Server Clustering: provides shared storage for High Availability server clustering
  • Thin Provisioning: allocates space dynamically for highly efficient disk utilization

It doesn’t require a heavyweight configuration as can be seen from the System Requirements. You can also download a free trial before actually buying the product.