StarWind iSCSi SAN 6.0 (beta version)
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN software for small and midsize companies. StarWind's flagship product is iSCSI SAN software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN. It is designed for use as networked storage and has been qualified to support VMware, Microsoft and Hyper-V environments, Linux & Unix. StarWind Software is focused on providing affordable, high availability, technology which was previously only available in high-end storage products. Advanced, enterprise-class features include Automated Failover and Failback, Remote Replication across a WAN, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) , Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library management.
Since 2003 StarWind has pioneered iSCSI and SAN software. They informed me about the new version of their main storage solution – StarWind iSCSi SAN 6.0 (beta version), enhanced by three-nodes High Availability (HA) architecture - is available now.
New Features and Improvements
- Management functions for HA device nodes. You can add new node to HA device, remove or switch existing nodes without recreating the whole HA device.
- High availbility device can use other types of StarWind devices for storing data. It can be deduplicated device, thin-provisioned IBV device, or DiskBridge device.
- Asynchronous replication of deduplicated storage. Any iSCSI target can be used as a destination storage for replication.
- Backup and management for VMWare ESX virtual machines.
I highly recommend to look into this software. StarWind 6.0 beta is ready for download from the following link:
- Item Tag: Virtualization