Burlington, Mass. – February 02, 2010 – StarWind Software Inc., a global leader in developing iSCSI SAN software for small and midsize companies and OnApp, a leading developer of cloud management software for hosts, have joined forces to provide OnApp’s hosting cloud customers with an affordable and highly available SAN, free for one year and for a low monthly fee after the 1st year. Storage in the cloud helps overcome the burden of purchasing an expensive SAN solution, delaying or preventing IT’s migration to the cloud.
OnApp cloud software enables hosting providers to deploy clouds on commodity hardware, and manage cloud resources, failover, users and billing through a simple point-and-click interface. Cost-efficient and reliable storage is essential for stable business continuity in the cloud. The StarWind iSCSI SAN’s architecture and rich feature set provide an ideal solution for OnApp’s hosting customers. Since StarWind software can be installed on commodity servers the price point enables cloud services to be affordable, and eliminates vendor lock in associated with proprietary SAN hardware vendors.
“There’s a huge need for cost-effective storage in the hosting mass market, and especially in the fast-growing cloud hosting market,” said Carlos Rego, MD and Chief Architect of OnApp. “With StarWind we’re making it easy for hosts to add high performance cloud storage without huge up-front investment in SANs. Our special free for the 1st year licensing offer helps reduce entry costs to cloud hosting, and with OnApp’s monthly licensing, another vital component of cloud hosting infrastructure is moved from CAPEX to OPEX.”
The StarWind partnership allows OnApp customers to deploy High Availability storage with a free one-year license for StarWind Enterprise HA 16TB or Unlimited TB editions, for up to two servers. After the 1st year, OnApp customers can license StarWind’s HA 16TB or Unlimited TB editions for a low monthly fee.
“Cloud hosting is the future of hosting and high availability storage is critical to provide server and application redundancy and uptime. In cooperation with our partner OnApp, we are pleased to contribute to the growing the cloud space. OnApp provides cost-effective and flexible cloud platforms and StarWind Software guarantees affordable and highly available SAN storage in the cloud,” said Art Berman, CEO of StarWind Software, Inc.
OnApp develops cloud management software for the hosting industry. OnApp software was developed from the ground up to enable mass-market hosts to build their own cloud hosting services. It enables hosts to deploy clouds in the datacenter using commodity hardware; provides rich functionality for cloud deployment, resource management, user management, failover and utility billing; has a high density design to maximize a host’s margins; and features pre-built integration to leading hosting billing engines, including WHMCS, Ubersmith and HostBill.
OnApp launched in July 2010 after two years of development. OnApp has offices in the US and Europe, employs more than 40 staff and can be found online at www.onapp.com.
For more information about OnApp, please contact:
Robert van der Meulen
+44 208 846 0855
About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN software for small and midsize companies. StarWind’s flagship product is SAN software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN. StarWind iSCSI SAN is qualified for use with VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer and Linux and Unix environments. StarWind Software is focused on providing small and midsize companies with affordable, highly availability storage technology which previously was only available in high-end storage hardware. Advanced enterprise-class features in StarWind include Automated Storage Node Failover and Failback, Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape management.
Since 2003 StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN software industry and is the solution of choice for over 30,000 customers worldwide in over 100 countries, from small and midsize companies to governments and Fortune 1000 companies.
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