StarWind Software is a pioneer of storage virtualization. It keeps innovating and putting into production solutions built with a revolutionary vision years before these ideas get adopted by the rest of the IT world. Many companies claim doing this but few actually do.
StarWind was one of the first to push Software Defined Storage out from the «Test & Development» niche right to the mainstream «Hardcore Production» dominated by hardware storage appliances. Now hardware appliances themselves are becoming more of a niche.