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2019-03-18T07:20:00Z

What do you like most about StarWind Virtual SAN?


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What do you like most about StarWind Virtual SAN?

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Top 20User

The biggest benefit was that it allowed us to provide SAN services on a limited hardware budget.

2021-11-24T19:11:00Z
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Top 10User

The solution is also quite flexible. As an example, other vSAN solutions that we looked at had more stringent requirements regarding mixed HDD/SSD storage which wouldn't have worked in our environment.

2021-09-10T10:04:00Z
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User

vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy.

2021-07-20T18:42:00Z
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Real User

It is extremely stable.

2021-06-29T13:25:00Z
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Real User

The most useful aspect is the hyper-converged SD SAN and the ease to expand it by just adding cheap SSD or NVME disks.

2021-06-15T16:54:00Z
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Top 20Real User

VSAN works great; it's very easy to install, configure, and manage.

2021-05-28T14:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution enables us to make better cost-effective use of our existing hardware and leverage the current infrastructure at a higher level than we could before.

2021-05-25T15:57:00Z
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Top 20User

StarWind vSAN has allowed us to leverage our server infrastructure more completely without the need to add more hardware.

2021-04-20T13:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space.

2021-04-14T16:03:00Z
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Top 10User

The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.

2021-03-31T07:41:00Z
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Top 5Real User

In the three years that we have been using StarWind, the product has yet to cause us any problems.

2021-03-26T17:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's quite easy to install.

2021-03-16T19:30:32Z
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Top 10Real User

A great feature is that I basically set it and forget it, as everything is automatic.

2021-01-25T22:21:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The primary purpose of this software is to create a virtual SAN between local storage on Hyper-V hosts. I find this feature most valuable since it accomplishes this quite well.

2021-01-22T16:20:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure.

2021-01-20T14:19:00Z
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Real User

Quick setup, great support, stability is great

2021-01-20T09:51:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The fact that I can now count on a true failover solution is what is most appealing.

2020-12-03T23:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Speed and high availability have been the most valuable for us.

2020-10-16T16:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Recovery and maintenance are now less stressful and most importantly, it allows our users to keep working.

2020-10-06T18:20:00Z
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Top 5Real User

PowerShell library is pretty good feature as I created with APC PowerChute a script to put volumes on maintenance mode then turning off the StarWind nodes together with the VM and Hosts when UPS reaches 15 percent, this way after a blackout or electrical problems when turning servers on again, there is no issues for syncing or data loss due to energy interrupts.

2020-07-31T13:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Highly available storage is the most valuable feature. The entire rollout is hyper-converged and requires no extra storage further than the hosts in which Hyper-V is running. Another feature that has been great is the support from StarWind in general. We have their proactive support package on the main cluster that employs Starwind Virtual SAN.

2020-07-27T14:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The ability to run the software virtually on every virtualization platform and the ability to eliminate all storage vendor locking are the most valuable features.

2020-07-10T14:20:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Updates to server hardware are now painless and done during working hours with zero stress. We had a RAID failure a few months back, and nobody in the building even noticed and there was no after hours time used for repair.

2020-07-05T08:02:00Z
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Top 10Real User

StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere is a software-defined storage solution that has reduced administration time for storage. It's pretty straightforward to install and setup it and so far it has been robust and worked as advertised from StarWind.

2020-06-28T08:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The management interface on the software is very simple. It is insanely simple compared to most SANs. The interface is also powerful when used to complete tasks that an IT administrator needs to complete.

2020-05-14T18:35:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It has a nice, simple control panel. You can clearly see the state and health of storage along with the synchronization.

2020-04-19T14:43:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature is the reliable storage replication, which enables me to create a robust infrastructure to run our business.

2020-02-28T02:46:00Z
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Top 10Real User

It has given the company an almost zero possibility of downtime.

2020-02-25T16:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

StarWind vSAN is a great solution to create a redundant two-node-only Hyper-V cluster, both for domain or workgroup scenarios.

2020-01-29T14:36:00Z
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Real User

When using new (warranty) servers, you can forget about the storage service for several years. The users will not even notice the failure of two servers out of three.

2019-12-20T06:36:00Z
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Vendor

We have experienced multiple hardware failures at one site and the fault-tolerant volume worked exactly as expected with zero downtime.

2019-12-20T00:57:00Z
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Real User

It allows me to configure High Availability and failover clustering with some fault tolerance, at a cost point that doesn’t break the bank for a small business budget.

2019-12-04T18:12:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is the support. They are excellent and you can learn a lot from the support team.

2019-11-29T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Using our own choice of HW allowed us to price our service to answer our customers' needs.

2019-11-25T22:42:00Z
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Real User

A typical system administrator with minimal experience in Hyper-V, VMware, or Windows can do VSAN configuration and maintain VSAN operations.

2019-11-11T09:46:00Z
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Real User

High Availability is the best feature of product.

2019-10-25T16:58:00Z
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Real User

It has allowed me to effectively and confidently manage the maintenance of hosts where I can power off a host and have its VMs migrate to another one.

2019-10-07T12:43:00Z
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Real User

In addition to the main functions of the software, I want to note the excellent work of technical support.

2019-09-24T14:00:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature for us is having the ability to configure our local storage using a limited number of disks and using the StarWind VSAN software to keep the cluster nodes in perfect sync.

2019-09-10T15:57:00Z
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Real User

We can lose a site or even two of our three, and we would lose no data and have no outage.

2019-07-30T21:04:00Z
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Real User

The most important feature is the ability to experience the loss of one node or one storage device, and not lose the entire cluster.

2019-07-16T15:44:00Z
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Real User

When we need additional storage but want to keep the size of the SANs manageable, the StarWind Virtual SAN has allowed me to do everything needed.

2019-07-15T16:02:00Z
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Real User

Active-active work mode leads to true redundancy of storage and allows us to distribute the load between multiple nodes.

2019-07-11T19:58:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the fact that the nodes are Active/Active, and allow us to do upgrades on any node without any downtime.

2019-06-22T01:26:00Z
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Real User

The StarWind Virtual SAN management console is intuitive and easy to use.

2019-03-18T07:20:00Z
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