The US Army is all business when it comes to approving enterprise software for use within their firewall.  In fact the Army has a division that deals specifically with benchmarking and testing software to ensure it meets the standards of not only the Army but also the Department of Defense.  The division that carries that burden is called the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).  When NETCOM decides that a piece of software is worthy, they award a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN).  That CoN opens the door for enterprise wide use of the software. StarWind’s iSCSI SAN has been awarded the US Army NETCOM’s CoN. Here’s a short explanation from the Army on exactly what purpose the CoN serves:

    The CoN accreditation ensures that StarWind iSCSI SAN meets the strict U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD) standards for security, compatibility, supportability, and sustainability. This enables government departments to improve the capacity, efficiency, and performance of storage area network (SAN) environments while remaining compliant with U.S. military IT standards.

    The award is a requirement for all enterprise software products functioning within the U.S. Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network and applies to all Army Reserve, National Guard, and DoD organizations that use this network.

Congrats to StarWind for winning this award, it goes to show how much effort they put into developing trustworthy software.  If you are interested in reading more about the press release, read it here.

Disclaimer:  StarWind is a blog sponsor.  I did receive an email with info on the press release, and chose to post it on my own.  I’ve received no compensation from the posting of this press release.

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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