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Free iSCSI SAN Software, Anybody?

In a move that combines generosity with business savvy, Starwind Software -- which focuses on storage virtualization and iSCSI storage for SMBs -- has announced it will give its Starwind 5.0 High Availability SAN software free to any VMware vExpert, VCB or VCI for non-production use, including course training, development and testing, and various demo purposes. The normal cost of the software is $6,000.

According to Starwind, VMware certified pros will receive a "scalable storage platform for VMware vSphere environments with advanced features at absolutely no cost." The company goes on to say that the iSCSI SAN's "true active-active high availability storage architecture" offers continuous, non-disruptive access to storage in the event of failure by synchronously mirroring data between two active storage appliances in real time with automatic failover and failback. To get a copy of the key, send an e-mail to vmware@starwindsoftware.com.

Question to readers: What are the biggest problems you face in the area of storage security, and how are you dealing with them? Comment here or send me an e-mail.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 03/09/2010 at 12:48 PM


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