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Software-based VM-centric and flash-friendly VM storage + free version

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Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:32 am

I have a fairly sizeable Hyper-V test environment with several (ageing) Dell servers that currently use local storage. A colleague is in favour of using something like Starwind vSAN. I'd like to only have a couple disks in RAID1 for the OS on the hosts and use a NAS instead.

While budget is a factor, a NAS from Qnap can be had for a reasonable price and you get the benefit of hardware debupe. Are there any good arguments in favour of the vSAN approach apart from maybe cost? Any recommendations from people who have been in the same situation would be appreciated.
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Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:09 pm

You can use off-the-shelf hardware and publish storage over iSCSI at no cost. Since the solution is hardware-RAID-based (i.e., has no software RAID), performance should also be good. On top of that, you can scale to 2-node highly available storage if needed fairly easily. Feel free to book a tech call with us if needed https://www.starwindsoftware.com/v17-request-live-demo.
If you need support, you can learn more about our support offers here https://www.starwindsoftware.com/support
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