StarWind’s HCI offering is the StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA). The StarWind Hyperconverged Appliance supports the VMware, Hyper-V, KVM and Xen hypervisors.
StarWind Command Center provides consolidated management dashboards on a single screen. StarWind also develops the StarWind Health Monitor, StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) HCI software and the StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). The StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is sold through resellers, service providers, direct and through an OEM partnership with Dell EMC.
During the past year, StarWind has introduced its Command Center, Virtual Appliance, and ProActive Premium Support Extended as enhancements to its HCI offerings. StarWind has been expanding its channel partner relationships outside of its base country of the United States. The results of this channel expansion have been growing business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); the Asia/Pacific (APAC) region; and Japan.
The StarWind Hyperconverged Appliance is offered as a perpetual license with a one-time fee, as well as a platform as a service (PaaS), and with leasing and financing options. The StarWind Hyperconverged Appliance has particular appeal to IT leaders looking for HCI solutions for edge, mission-critical and core IT use cases.
StarWind a niche player in Gatner Magic Quadrant for HCI
Ratings and summary scores range from 1.0 to 5.0:
1 = Poor or Absent: most or all defined requirements for a capability are not achieved
2 = Fair: some requirements are not achieved
3 = Good: meets requirements
4 = Excellent: meets or exceeds some requirements
5 = Outstanding: significantly exceeds requirements
Here, you can read the Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure document