Rocket Division Software has announced its leading iSCSI solutions StarWind (iSCSI target) and StarPort (iSCSI initiator) will be distributed on a FREE FOR NON COMMERCIAL USE basis.
"It was a kind of difficult decision to distribute the products this way," Anton Kolomyeytsev, the CEO says, "after all the main goal of the business is to bring the financial success to its founders, investors and employees and the solutions on this market are not cheap in general. However we believe that this decision will be very much appreciated by our potential customers and besides will popularize the iSCSI technologies. I think some day it will pay back and of course the commercial use of our software is possible only for money."
StarWind is an iSCSI target (server-side) product. This software combined with StarPort iSCSI initiator (or any iSCSI initiator iSCSI 1.0 compatible) running on client allows you to export any local CD and DVD burners to the network users (all CD and DVD recording applications running on a client side are supported), export local tape drives for backup and restore on client machine (all of the backup software tools running on a client machine are supported), virtual hard disk drives over the network, export whole server storage subsystem over the network at the block level, work with the dynamic volume snapshots, incremental backups and virtual tapes etc. Create RAM disk drives for temporary data storing (Solid-State-Disk emulation). Export standard CDI, ISO and MDS images as network virtual CD and DVD drives. More information can be found at http://www.rocketdivision.com/wind.html
StarPort is an iSCSI initiator (client) product. This software combined with StarWind iSCSI target running on server (or any iSCSI target confirming iSCSI 1.0 standard can be used) allows you to burn to remote CD and DVD burners over the network (all CD and DVD recording applications are supported), backup and restore to remote tape drives (all of the backup software tools are supported), work with remote virtual hard disk drives over the network, backup whole server storage subsystem over the network, work with the dynamic volume snapshots, incremental backups and virtual tapes etc. Create RAM disk drives for temporary data storing. Mount standard CDI, ISO and MDS images as virtual CD and DVD drives. More information can be found at http://www.rocketdivision.com/port.html
About Rocket Division Software: Rocket Division Software is rapidly growing company providing cutting-edge system-software solutions for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and various UNIXes. We're positioning as a provider of the top-notch, high-performance technologies for the data storage and networking industry. Our "know how" and development services cover a wide range of existing and emerging storage and networking technologies, such as: CD/DVD recording and mastering, iSCSI virtual storage, local and network file system design. Rocket Division Software can be contacted at http://www.rocketdivision.com/.