Free Versions of Storage Virtualization Software with High Availability

Free Versions of Storage Virtualization Software with High Availability

Doing test on Hyper-V, setting up homelab for Hyper-V and need storage with extra features such as High Availability or Data Deduplication – go for StarWind

StarWind free editions offers a unique set of features, including Active-Active High Availability, Data Deduplication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin provisioning and high speed caching, etc. Such features as Asynchronous WAN-replication, SPTI and SAN/NAS cluster file share sharing are offered as paid upgrade options.

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StarWind – I’m sure that VMware folks look forward seeing VMware edition of your software with above features 🙂

StarWind Software Launches Easy to Manage and Efficient Backup Solution for VMware®

VMware Backup Plug-in stores VMware virtual machine data in the original VMDK file format, thereby enabling archives to be transparent to the third-party software. Besides the full VM backup, this technology provides an incremental backup option. It stores only those blocks that have changed since the last backup operation and ensures a considerable reduction of storage space requirements. VMware backup provides such essential tools as sandbox that permits running virtual machines from an archive in an isolated environment for testing or troubleshooting, and auto testing tool for already created archives.

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).