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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.

1982Foundation of “Computer Speichersysteme GmbH” in Leinfelden/Echterdingen near Stuttgart
1990Computer Speichersysteme GmbH” becomes “Starline Computer GmbH
1990The current managing director Carsten Wilde takes off at Starline
1992Development of SCSI storage solutions with parallel interface
1994Starline introduces the first Infortrend SCSI RAID controllers to the European market
1997Starline presents the first ATA hard disk-based RAID systems from easyRAID
2001Relocation of the company headquarters to Kirchheim unter Teck into larger premises
2003Starline brings the first internal Areca RAID systems to the European market
2004Starline introduces the first RAID Level-6 PCI controllers from Areca
2005QLogic honors Starline as “EMEA Signature Partner” of the year
2005Expansion of the company headquarters with additional office and storage space
2008Starline launches the first NASdeluxe iSCSI/NAS systems
2009Foundation of the “Enterprise Storage Solutions” department to provide customers with comprehensive advice on complex storage solutions
2009Starline becomes direct partner of Toshiba
2010Starline becomes VMware Partner “Enterprise Solution Provider
2010Starline launches the first Zealbox servers based on Supermicro
2011Open-E honours Starline as the first European “Gold Partner”
2012Starline becomes DataCore partner “Systembuilder”
2012Starline becomes direct partner of Seagate
2012Veeam awards Starline with the “Veeam Gold Pro Partner” status
2013Starline becomes a “Citrix Ready Partner”
2014Dr. Tim Ganser joins the company as managing director
2014Infortrend celebrates its 20th anniversary with Starline as its most experienced distributor
2015The Zealbox servers from Starline are certified for DataCore, FalconStor, VMware and Windows Server 2016
2015Starline becomes “DataCore Silver Solution Partner
2016Starline becomes first “Open-E Platinum Partner” worldwide
2017Employees from sales and production achieve 20 years of service
2017Starline delivers first GPU server
2018Starline becomes “DataCore Gold Partner
2018Starline presents first object storage solution at the “Ceph Days 2018 Germany
2018Two employees from the sales department celebrate their 25th anniversary
2018Starline’s quality management system is certified according to ISO 9001
2019Starline celebrates 25 years of partnership with Infortrend
2019Starline presents its ceph solutions for the first time at the CloudFest in Rust
2020Starline receives “Best Customer Retention 2019” award from DataCore
2020Revision of the Corporate Identity with new logo
2020The new website goes live

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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.

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