The company, a specialist in storage virtualization and iSCSI storage for small and midsize companies, releases the latest version of its software solution.
Storage virtualization and iSCSI storage specialist StarWind
Software announced the release of StarWind 5.4, an iSCSI SAN software
platform, which is designed to turn an industry-standard x86 or x64
Windows server into a fault-tolerant storage device that will be
continuously available even in the event of failure. Improved
functionality includes caching and autosync functionality and
Write-Through with Write-Back modes support.
In addition, when the high availability node becomes active, it is
synchronized and binged online automatically if autosync option has
been set. The maximum device size limit of 2TB has been removed,
general performance has been improved, and an allow rule for StarWind
service to be added to the Windows firewall on product install.
Moreover, the company said previous versions of StarWind could be
updated by installing a new build over existing installation, which
means that any new update can be completed quickly and with restart.
"We are very pleased to constantly improve our StarWind solution by
adding new functionality, increasing performance, and simplifying the
end user experience" said Artem Berman, CEO of StarWind. "With this new
release, we are making our product even better, presenting
enterprise-class high availability storage features at SMB price."
StarWind iSCSI SAN key features include synchronous mirroring with
automatic failover, which mirrors data in real time across a storage
cluster, ensuring that storage is continuously available in the event
of failure, as well as failback with fast synchronization, which
re-synchronizes data back to the original storage node and restores it
to a previous live state before failure.
Other features include remote replication across a WAN, which
replicates data to a remote location, allowing multisite disaster
recovery in the event of a disaster at the primary site, CDP and
snapshots, which captures instant, point-in-time volume images,
allowing a user to rollback and recover an entire volume or individual
files and folders, server clustering that supports Windows Server 2008,
Hyper-V, VMware ESX and vSphere 4.0 and other applications and a
redesigned user interface: designed to allow IT professionals to easily
manage all storage from a central management console built on the same
tree structure used in Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.