StarWind Software Announced Support for Microsoft Windows 2008 R2

StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and a
pioneer in iSCSI storage, today announced full SAN compatibility and
support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server
clusters for high availability environments with solutions such as
Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and others.

StarWind’s true active-active high availability (HA) architecture
provides continuous and non-disruptive access to storage in the event
of failure by synchronously mirroring data between two active storage
appliances, or nodes, in real time. This technology is important to IT
professionals because it eliminates a single point of failure. If a
disk, power or even an entire storage node fails, the redundant storage
node will take over and will continue actively operating without any
disruption, ensuring that storage is available and accessible on the

"With the recent release of our fifth generation StarWind iSCSI SAN
5.0, our team has been focused on testing, performance-tuning and
integrating our products for Windows Server 2008 R2 and its increased
performance, reliability and security," said Zorian Rotenberg,
president and CEO of StarWind. "Customers who deploy Windows Server
2008 R2 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 5.0 is an iSCSI Target that installs on any Windows
Server 2008 R2 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 R2 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.


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