The year is almost over . StarWind provides 2 special offers:
1. Buy Now, Pay Later! – Special Payment Terms Net 90! To help meet your business goals but stay within your payment schedule and tight budget, StarWind provides financial flexibility by offering special payment terms – 90 days net upon signing the invoice!
Buy any StarWind product edition to build a fault-tolerant, high-performing Virtual SAN by December 31, 2014 and pay later!
2. Order Safely! Unprecedented 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!
We are so confident in the quality of our product and its functionality that we grant unconditional 30-day money back guarantee – no hassles, no questions asked!
This cooling-off period is designed to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your purchase of StarWind Virtual SAN solution and to remove any risk from your purchase. So go ahead, sign up!
The offer is valid for StarWind Virtual SAN editions purchased December 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014. Request must be postmarked within 30 days after order placement.
So go ahead, and sign up below:
Upcoming free webinars:
1. Fighting the “I/O Blender” Effect in Virtual Environments, StarWind Software’s Weapon of Choice is a Log Structured File System (LSFS), December 11, 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET
Jon Toigo, Toigo Partners International.
A side effect of the massive server workload consolidation enabled by hypervisor-based virtualization has been the addition of 7 to 16 I/O ports per machine to handle the I/O requirements of the hosted apps. But, before the data can be sent to and from storage devices, virtualization administrators often confront a more challenging problem that some have taken to calling the I/O Blender Effect. The I/O Blender effect is seen when multiple virtual machines send their I/O streams at the same time to a hypervisor for processing, increasing random accesses and increasing latency. Some software-defined storage (SDS) architectures are actually making the problem worse by caching raw small logical block writes using flash memory devices, leading to accelerated wear of the device and contributing virtually no improvement in storage I/O performance.
The solution isn’t bigger or faster flash memories, but rather a log-structured file system that better organizes, writes and enables a return to sequential accesses. Don’t look for log structuring technology (yet) in the SDS offerings of leading hypervisor vendors–it is still on their product roadmaps. To get it today, you need to look at SDS innovators like StarWind Software whose approach to virtual SAN enables small writes to coalesce before writing them to flash-based caches and that enables most read requests to be handled from the cache directly.
If you are considering software-defined storage, this is a webcast you don’t want to miss.
Special Offer: Attend the webinar and win a free NFR license of StarWind Virtual SAN!
2. Scale Up is History! Is Scale Out the Future for Storage, December 18, 2:00PM GMT
Chris M. Evans, Independent Consultant, Langton Blue Ltd.
For many years, the dominant architecture for both compute and storage involved building bigger, faster “scale up” hardware as demand grew. However, efficient web scale companies like Google and Facebook have demonstrated there’s a place for scale-out architectures too.
Join us for a discussion on the difference in design and approach between scale-up and scale out solutions, focusing on the benefits and disadvantages of each. The presentation will cover both storage and hyper-converged solutions, with a review of the products in the marketplace today, including leading vendors such as Microsoft and VMware.
Sign up for this webinar to learn:
• What are scale out solutions?
• Differences and benefits of scale out vs. traditional scale up solutions
• Challenges in delivering scale out architectures
• How scale out helps deliver hyper-converged compute and storage solutions
• How to decide whether scale out or scale up is right for you
• Vendor roundup – scale out hardware and software offerings in the marketplace today
Until then… Enjoy the hot offers