We have a history – milestones in a corporate chronicle
As a storage integrator and value-added distributor, we have grown over the decades. In this way we have acquired expertise and competence.
An experienced partner for storage and servers in the data center
Milestones of a storage biography
Storage is our passion, data security our duty, and high availability an absolute priority: Starline has overcome many hurdles over the course of time and has developed and adapted. Only in this way could we become the successful server and storage manufacturer on which so many system houses trust today.
These lively partnerships in turn allow us today to penetrate new niches, balance markets and occupy fields. This applies in particular to our long-standing cooperation with suppliers and manufacturers.
However, our greatest treasure is our employees, some of whom have already celebrated their twentieth anniversary in our company. It is their experience and competence that enables Starline to develop, build and distribute new product lines. Here is a selection of important milestones with partners, employees and successful products from the foundation to the present day.
- Storage experience since 1982
- Many trusted partners
- Trained and competent employees
- Suppliers of high-quality products
Outstanding events from the Starline history
Events, achievements and partnerships
That’s how we became who we are: Over the decades, Starline Computer GmbH has grown to become a constant in the storage and server business. Here are our milestones.
|1982||Foundation of “Computer Speichersysteme GmbH” in Leinfelden/Echterdingen near Stuttgart|
|1990||Computer Speichersysteme GmbH” becomes “Starline Computer GmbH|
|1990||The current managing director Carsten Wilde takes off at Starline|
|1992||Development of SCSI storage solutions with parallel interface|
|1994||Starline introduces the first Infortrend SCSI RAID controllers to the European market|
|1997||Starline presents the first ATA hard disk-based RAID systems from easyRAID|
|2001||Relocation of the company headquarters to Kirchheim unter Teck into larger premises|
|2003||Starline brings the first internal Areca RAID systems to the European market|
|2004||Starline introduces the first RAID Level-6 PCI controllers from Areca|
|2005||QLogic honors Starline as “EMEA Signature Partner” of the year|
|2005||Expansion of the company headquarters with additional office and storage space|
|2008||Starline launches the first NASdeluxe iSCSI/NAS systems|
|2009||Foundation of the “Enterprise Storage Solutions” department to provide customers with comprehensive advice on complex storage solutions|
|2009||Starline becomes direct partner of Toshiba|
|2010||Starline becomes VMware Partner “Enterprise Solution Provider|
|2010||Starline launches the first Zealbox servers based on Supermicro|
|2011||Open-E honours Starline as the first European “Gold Partner”|
|2012||Starline becomes DataCore partner “Systembuilder”|
|2012||Starline becomes direct partner of Seagate|
|2012||Veeam awards Starline with the “Veeam Gold Pro Partner” status|
|2013||Starline becomes a “Citrix Ready Partner”|
|2014||Dr. Tim Ganser joins the company as managing director|
|2014||Infortrend celebrates its 20th anniversary with Starline as its most experienced distributor|
|2015||The Zealbox servers from Starline are certified for DataCore, FalconStor, VMware and Windows Server 2016|
|2015||Starline becomes “DataCore Silver Solution Partner|
|2016||Starline becomes first “Open-E Platinum Partner” worldwide|
|2017||Employees from sales and production achieve 20 years of service|
|2017||Starline delivers first GPU server|
|2018||Starline becomes “DataCore Gold Partner|
|2018||Starline presents first object storage solution at the “Ceph Days 2018 Germany|
|2018||Two employees from the sales department celebrate their 25th anniversary|
|2018||Starline’s quality management system is certified according to ISO 9001|
|2019||Starline celebrates 25 years of partnership with Infortrend|
|2019||Starline presents its ceph solutions for the first time at the CloudFest in Rust|
|2020||Starline receives “Best Customer Retention 2019” award from DataCore|
|2020||Revision of the Corporate Identity with new logo|
|2020||The new website goes live|
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Experienced and trained technicians provide performance and functional checks and offer rapid assistance in the case of a failure.
Starline has been active in the sector since 1982 and is a specialist in all aspects of data storage.
Starline maintains a high level of spare parts inventory and is therefore able to supply spare parts long after the warranty period has expired.
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Starline assists from the planning stage through to the implementation of the system.
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In 2018, Bernd Widmaier celebrated his 25th anniversary with Starline. With great experience and broad knowledge – combined with high customer orientation – he heads our sales team. However, he also contributes plenty to sales himself and frequently represents Starline externally at events. The VFB fan has an excellent knowledge of various vertical markets, such as Mac, video storage and media streaming, which earns him the exhibition booth support at the IBC in Amsterdam every year.