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Webinar: #Save $10K + on SQL Deployment in Microsoft #Azure (7 July, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET) http://bit.ly/1IFzuo8

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Max Kolomyeytsev, #StarWind Software Product Manager
Edwin Sarmiento, Microsoft SQL Server MVP & Microsoft Certified Master

More and more companies move their IT infrastructure to the cloud to ensure business continuity. But can the cloud enable the true fault tolerance? What if an application or moreover a database fail inside the cloud? 

The database clustering solutions are the answer, but they are expensive for SMBs / ROBOs. Can you imagine there is the solution which will cluster the database workloads and save you 2/3 of expenses? 

Join Edwin Sarmiento and Max Kolomyeytsev and they will show how you can achieve it deploying SQL clustering in Microsoft Azure.

Register http://bit.ly/1IFzuo8!
Discuss the webinar on our forum http://bit.ly/1U4nrUW!
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Live Webinar: Building #Storage for Availability and Survivability
http://bit.ly/1QQ6L4j

Speaker: Jon Toigo, Toigo Partners International LLC

With software-defined storage taking hold both as a model for building data storage infrastructure behind servers and as a template for designing ready-made hyper-converged server/storage hardware nodes, IT planners confront many options for creating a high performance, cost efficient platform for data hosting. 

Just as important, however, is the design of storage infrastructure for high availability – to protect against hardware and software glitches – and for survivability – to ensure data accessibility in the face of disasters with a broader geographical footprint. 

In this Brown Bag webinar, IT-SENSE editor and chief Jon Toigo kicks things off with a discussion of the requirements for building a bullet proof storage infrastructure using software-defined and hyper-converged elements. 

He will be joined in the Between Two LUNs segment by storage expert Max Kolomyeytsev from #StarWind Software to talk about the availability/survivability of StarWind technology and the resiliency of its latest hyper-converged infrastructure product, developed in connection with #xByte Technologies.

Register now http://bit.ly/1QQ6L4j!

Feel free to discuss the upcoming webinar on the StarWind Forum http://bit.ly/1e3COMu.

#highavailability
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‪#‎TapRoom‬ Welcomes a New Host, Oles Borys!
Topic: StarWind 2-Node Hyper-Converged for VMware (http://bit.ly/1Gv23Ok)

Date: 25 June, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
Host: Oles Borys, Solution Engineer, StarWind Software Inc.
Join our Tap Room Meeting to follow step-by-step configuration of StarWind Virtual SAN in ‪#‎VMware‬ environment. You will be StarWind paired with ‪#‎LSFS‬ (Log-Structured File System) in action and see how they improve storage redundancy and boost performance. Just juggling with IOmeter figures live.

*Virtualize responsibly http://bit.ly/1Gv23Ok!
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Technical Paper ‘‘StarWind Virtual SAN providing repositories for XenServer Pool’ http://bit.ly/1HOW7oO

Are you an experienced #XenServer and Windows system admin?
Would you like to add #StarWind® virtual storage to your XenServer Pool?
Then you surely need some step-by-step instructions!
You are welcome to check this document to find them all here ‘StarWind Virtual SAN providing repositories for XenServer Pool’. 

Check it out here http://bit.ly/1HOW7oO

#VirtualSAN #StarWind
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Yet another success by StarWind!

StarWind has recently acquired Citrix XenServer 6.5 Certification, completing the list of certifications, adding to those from #VMware (vSphere 6.0 & vSphere 5.5 Certifications) and #Microsoft (Windows Server 2012 R2).

What this means is that #StarWind Virtual SAN is eligible for Microsoft, VMware and Citrix support services, being part of HCL.    

To achieve this kind of acknowledgement, StarWind Virtual SAN passed a series of tests to prove the product’s compatibility as part of these vendors’ joint solutions. 

It’s fair to say that StarWind now has every “MUST HAVE” certification. 

Share the great news!

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Upcoming ‪#‎Webinar‬: Get Unbelievable Performance without Expensive All-Flash Arrays http://bit.ly/1IFzuo8
Date: 16 June 10am PT / 1pm ET
Have you noticed the way all-flash arrays silently conquered the market of high-performance storage? And do you know it’s really possible to get all-flash performance without actually spending a fortune?
Spindle drives are too weak for the task, you say. StarWind unchains the spindle drives to enable the performance you have never expected even from the best SAS spindles.
Learn how to acquire the technology you could previously only get with high-end hardware SANs. Now it’s more simple than ever, install the software and get ready to transform your ‪#‎Datacenter‬.
Register here http://bit.ly/1IFzuo8!

Discuss the webinar and ask questions on our forum thread http://bit.ly/1TbqASm

‪#‎virtualSAN‬ ‪#‎StarWind‬
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Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016: Reboot oder Revolution Video http://bit.ly/1LKjQpe

- Werden die neuen Funktionen das Leben der Hyper-V-Administratoren leichter machen?
- Ist das neue Hyper-V nur eine Aktualisierung der vorherigen Version ist oder das die Volle "Revolution" im Hinblick auf die Software-definierten storage?
Nun ist das Webinar mit allen Antworten auf unserem Web-Site als Video verfügbar http://bit.ly/1LKjQpe.

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"The StarWind Hyper-Converged Platform with 5nine: Your Cloud in a Box" by Symon Perriman! This is the "must read" for today! Please follow this link http://blog.5nine.com/?p=927
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StarWind Hyper-Converged Platform (H-CP)
Video http://bit.ly/1e3vb8P

#StarWind presents a video with Jon Toigo from Data Management Institute talking about the trends in #vitualization and where the storage goes. 

Watch the video (http://bit.ly/1e3vb8P) and learn how Hyper-Converged platform can optimize your storage and save up to 40% of costs.

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SAN Must Die! http://bit.ly/1fgCzP0
Do you hate SANs as we hate them? No, seriously?
They were great place to store your grandfather’s old database, but why the heck would anyone use them to store Virtual Machine images? SANs were never designed to handle virtualization workload!
Also, with today’s high-capacity spindles, PCIe attached flash and 40 Gb Ethernet all being commodities, it’s simpler, faster and cheaper to use virtual shared storage for virtualization purposes.
Get your cure to SANs disease free, now, right here http://bit.ly/1fgCzP0
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Live Webinar: Hyper-V in ‪#‎Windows‬ Server 2016: Reboot oder Revolution (http://bit.ly/1cYg7bw)

Datum: 24 Juni, 2:00 CEST

Nach der Ansage von Windows Server 2016 Ignite wurde diese von zahlreichen Kritiken und Blog-Posts gefolgt. Aber auch nach Pre-Tests bleiben Fragen: ob die neuen Funktionen das Leben der Hyper-V-Administratoren leichter machen? Ob das neue Hyper-V nur eine Aktualisierung (Upgrade) der vorherigen Version ist oder ist das die Volle "Revolution"?
Da es keine Zeitmaschine gibt, um die Antworten auf diese Fragen im Voraus zu bokommen, besuchen Sie unser Webinar, um die Funktionalität (Features) von Windows Server 2016 und der nächsten Version von Hyper-V zu besprechen. Was mann von einem Powershell-Direct, Shielded VMsStorage Spaces Direct and Replica erwarten kann und ob tatsächlich die neue Hyper-V-Host-Hardware gebraucht wird?

Vortraghalter: 
- Thomas Maurer, Cloud-Architekt, itnetx gmbh
- Max Kolomyeytsev, Produktmanager, StarWind SoftWare Inc.

Jetzt registrieren (http://bit.ly/1cYg7bw)!

Finde dieses Thema in unserem Forum http://bit.ly/1LcYlAa
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StarWind congratulates the happy owners of the book "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide" by Aidan Finn!

The lucky winners are:

- Steve Bowker from South Puget Sound Community College
- John Li from Intel Corporation
- David Jobes from Commtech
- Allen Duke from Morsco
- Nathan Caspers from Secured Virtual IT

Thank you for being with us at our webinars!
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StarWind Virtual SAN - Hardware-less VM Storage
Introduction

StarWind Software is a pioneer of storage virtualization. It keeps innovating and putting into production solutions built with a revolutionary vision years before these ideas get adopted by the rest of the IT world. Many companies claim doing this but few actually do.

StarWind targets:

  • Visionaries and early adopters who enjoy being the first to deal with a disruptive innovation as well as pragmatics. 
  • Early and late majority with their investments protected as soon as the innovation evolves into a sustained one. 

StarWind was one of the first to push Software Defined Storage out from the “Test & Development” niche right to the mainstream “Hardcore Production” dominated by hardware storage appliances. Now hardware appliances themselves are becoming more of a niche.

The facts:

  • StarWind eliminated the requirement of a physical shared storage like either SAN/NAS or shared DAS to unlock all the virtualization potential: VM-level high availability, guest VM clusters, migration of a running VM to another hypervisor host, etc. We achieved this by creating virtual shared storage using hard disks, flash memory, and networking already attached to hypervisor hosts. StarWind embedded storage virtualization stack right into hypervisor or host operating system as a native component. Instead of spawning a virtual machine, native approach provides a huge performance boost because virtualization overhead is eliminated. It also dramatically simplifies management because the system administrator now only has one hypervisor or operating system to control. StarWind Software released its product called Native SAN (later rebranded to Virtual SAN) in 2011, and VMware followed with their own Virtual SAN solving the same issue and using pretty much the same architecture only in 2014. 
  • StarWind eliminated the need to have whole bunches of SAS hardware, like SAS JBODs, SAS disks, HBAs, and cabling, to build shared storage for Microsoft hypervisor of choice – Hyper-V, Microsoft Scale-Out File Server. StarWind Software made it possible for customers to use high capacity SATA, fast PCIe flash and 40 Gigabit Ethernet in production to build a virtual shared storage for Scale-Out File Server right in 2012. Microsoft followed with Storage Spaces Shared Nothing solving the same issue in the very similar way only in 2015. 
  • StarWind Software created flash and parity RAID friendly file system designed “from scratch” to run on all-flash and hybrid configurations rather than “port” old code initially written to support spinning hard disk, something  that the majority of vendors do. StarWind Log-Structured File System (LSFS) combines in-line deduplication, logging, transactions, Redirect-on-Write snapshots for performance and space savings, and strong hashes to protect from silent data corruption. Only NetApp with WAFL has somewhat similar solution but there is no possibility to run it on commodity hardware. 

StarWind Software started its life after Round A of investments from ABRT Fund in the late 2008 as a spin-off from Rocket Division Software founded in the early 2003. In 2014, StarWind closed Round B from Almaz Capital, ABRT Fund, and AVentures.