SOURCE: StarWind Software Inc.

StarWind Software Inc.

February 24, 2009 08:44 ET

StarWind Software Announces Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - StarWind Software, a leading global provider of IP SANs and storage virtualization software, today announced full SAN compatibility and support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server clusters for high availability environments with solutions such as Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and others.

"With the recent release of our fourth generation StarWind iSCSI SAN 4.0, our team has been focused on testing, performance-tuning and integrating our products for Windows Server 2008 and we are looking forward to integrating with the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 for the increased performance, reliability and security," said Zorian Rotenberg, president and CEO of StarWind. "Customers who deploy Windows Server 2008 systems with the advanced functionality found in StarWind iSCSI SAN will reach new levels of data protection, availability and reliability at affordable prices."

StarWind Server allows customers to deploy a full-featured iSCSI SAN on Microsoft Windows 2008 which will optimize both physical and virtualized environments, and will also deliver advanced, enterprise-class functionality. Windows Server 2008 adds many new storage management features for iSCSI SAN integration and it supports larger data partitions as well as the ability to boot directly from the iSCSI device. By installing StarWind iSCSI SAN with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, companies vastly improve the protection of their data, in case of a disruptive event, with Mirroring & Replication and CDP & Snapshots features. StarWind also streamlines disaster recovery for reduced downtime and supports Windows Server Clustering for high-availability environments. A technical whitepaper titled "Using StarWind with MS Server Clusters on Windows Server 2008" is available for download on the StarWind Software website.

StarWind Server 4.0 is an iSCSI Target that installs on any Windows Server 2008 and converts it into a high-performance SAN. iSCSI is an ideal storage interface for applications like Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. StarWind fully leverages iSCSI and all the Windows Server 2008 storage capabilities to provide a strong storage platform for these applications. By running over the iSCSI protocol, StarWind SAN is designed to work well in standard network environments over the existing Ethernet infrastructure and offers all the functionality of a Fibre Channel SAN without the need for expensive equipment and training associated with complex, proprietary SANs. StarWind iSCSI SAN can grow with any size company to meet growing data storage needs and offers a simple, scalable and reliable storage solution.

About StarWind Software Inc.

StarWind is a leading global provider of reliable, scalable, high-performance and easy-to-use IP SANs and storage virtualization software. StarWind Server is a software iSCSI Target that converts any Windows server into a high-performance SAN and is specifically designed for use with VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server clusters for databases applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Server. StarWind is an affordable SAN solution and combines an ease of use with advanced, enterprise-class features such as Mirroring and Replication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has been the solution of choice for thousands of customers in over 50 countries, from small and mid-size businesses, to governments, and to the Fortune 1000 clients. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit

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