StarWind Software, a provider of storage virtualisation and Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) storage for small and midsize companies, has launched StarWind 5.5, an iSCSI platform.
The company says that the new platform turns any industry-standard x86 or x64 Windows server into a fail-safe, fault-tolerant storage device that will be continuously available in the event of failure.
StarWind is adding the new platform to its storage management software portfolio to guarantee synchronisation channel stability by controlling synchronisation channel loss situations without an additional network card being implemented.
This new feature solves a single point of failure problem and prevents an isolation mode by choosing the node that stays online serving the client’s requests and the node that is alive but must stop serving until full recovery of synchronisation channel, the company said.
The new version of StarWind 5.5 features fast synchronisation option for devices with write-back cache mode, and ensures that after restoring the state of one node failure, data synchronisation will be performed faster compared to the usual full synchronisation mechanism.
StarWind CEO Artem Berman said they would improve their offering to ensure that StarWind’s users get the value for their money.