August 07, 2017

VMworld 2017 Q&A: StarWind Will Showcase Its New Enterprise Storage Solution at Booth 1132

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add StarWind to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is StarWind.  StarWind HCA is a turn-key hyperconverged platform that unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, with multiple options for hypervisor and Software-Defined Storage into a single manageable layer.  Here's a bit more about the company:

StarWind Software is a pioneer of storage virtualization and provides a unique blend of simplicity, performance and affordability, yet with the ultimate in flexibility. Being a leader in low-entry hyper-converged appliances, StarWind also offers software-only or storage appliance variants of its product, therefore being able to adapt to any organizations data center be that entry-level or large enterprise.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with StarWind to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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VMblog:  As a VMworld 2017 sponsor, how can people find you this year?  How many people are you sending?

StarWind:  We'll be at VMworld with a 10x10 booth #1132 near the lounge zone. We'll be represented by a team of eight members, including technical experts who can answer any questions on our product line.

VMblog:  And is there anything unique about this year's booth setup?

StarWind:  This year, we will be focusing on presenting our new storage solution for enterprises. It is infinitely scalable, ultimately resilient and high-performing, and what is really important it's power- and cost-efficient. We'll provide a demo and answer all questions considering the features and benefits that our new product delivers to enterprises.

VMblog:  Can you give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique?

StarWind:  The amount of data is growing every day and companies need to expand their storage systems to maintain it. The problem is, that traditional systems are extremely expensive in terms of scaling and maintenance, and they lack resiliency. The new solution by StarWind is an infinitely scalable storage platform built on off-the-shelf, low-power, "disposable" components. It greatly reduces scaling and operational expenses with 10x lower infrastructure, cooling and power costs while providing ultimate resiliency to multiple simultaneous component failures.

VMblog:  Why should a VMworld attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?

StarWind:  Looking for a "green" storage solution that scales simply up to petabyte level, provides ultimate performance and resiliency? We've got it! Visit our booth and check how it works.

VMblog:  What do you like most about sponsoring VMworld?

StarWind:  It's a great event and a unique opportunity to share experience and present new technologies. It's also a great chance to get involved with the audience and IT professionals to provide them with solutions that fully meet their needs.

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year?

StarWind:  We'll be presenting our enterprise storage solution. VMworld attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to become the first to see the demo of our new product, its features and functionality.

VMblog:  How does your company and product fit within the VMware ecosystem?

StarWind:  StarWind products run on multiple hypervisors, including VMware ESXi, making it really easy for customers who are using VMware, to integrate our solutions into their infrastructures.

VMblog:  What are you looking forward to most at VMworld this year?

StarWind:  We are excited to present our new product and get a feedback from the audience. It's a great chance to get engaged with new customers and show them how our solutions satisfy their needs.

VMblog:  What would you say to prospective attendees who are thinking about attending VMworld but aren't sure if it's worth it or not?

StarWind:  VMworld is a place where everyone can find what he really needs, be it new customers, solutions or an expert opinion.

VMblog:  What do you hope to come away with from exhibiting at VMworld this year?

StarWind:  We really appreciate the opportunity to get connected with other companies and share experience. And we really hope to come away from VMworld hearing people saying: "StarWind - that's what I really need."  

VMblog:  Do you have any tips for first time attendees of VMworld that you'd like to share?

StarWind:  Attend! It's a great show, lots of opportunities and networking. Besides, it's really fun.

VMblog:  Finally, attendees always enjoy a good trade show tchotchke.  Are you guys giving away anything special or interesting this year?

StarWind:  Come to our booth! You won't get bored, that's for sure! We'll have different raffles and great prizes for you!

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You heard it here folks!  Make sure you visit the StarWind booth 1132 at VMworld.  You'll learn a lot, you'll get a sneak peek at their technology, there will be raffles and prizes, and you won't be bored!

Last modified on August 07, 2017
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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