Star Wind Software Claims 30 Minutes to SAN

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 24, 2010


Star Wind Software currently offers two products — StarWind iSCSI SAN Software and StarWind iSCSI Virtual Tape — and claims they can take any industry standard x86 or x64 system "into a fail-safe, fault-tolerant storage that will be continuously available even in the event of failure." As mentioned on this ZDNet Blog, this is some skepticism about this supplier's claims.


Not everyone is buying in to the company's claim of "from Zero to SAN in 30 minutes."

"Since Star Wind Software is a company just emerging from stealth mode, I was skeptical. After reading through their literature, I believe that they offer products that can live up to at least part of their promises. Like many startups, however, it appears that the claims both are too broad and leave out important details making their statements somewhat hard to believe.

"For example, StarWind, when presenting its StarWind iSCSI SAN, speaks about making any industry standard x86 or x64 system 'into a fail-safe, fault-tolerant storage that will be continuously available even in the event of failure' and then shows a diagram having two systems. An industry observer could ask, 'Does your solution require two physical systems? If so, why didn't you say so?'"

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