Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability

Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability Part 1

  Avoiding downtime and ensuring maximum service availability or uptime is a critical requirement for many organizations that operate around the clock. Fundamentally, this requirement applies to IT infrastructure that supports the business, no matter where it is located – from centralized data centers to remote sites and more recently the “cloud”. In this article […]

How To Solve A Problem Like Branch Modernization

How To Solve A Problem Like Branch Modernization

IT budgets have never been tighter for many organizations. However, it’s important to have the ability to meet the needs of infrastructure scaling while keeping critical data safe and accessible. IT budgets have never been tighter for many organizations. However, it’s important to have the ability to meet the needs of infrastructure scaling while keeping critical […]

Retail Fighting Downtime

How Retail is Fighting Store Downtime

Downtime at the edge: a serious problem  Billions of dollars in revenue are lost each year as a result of downtime. It is then understandable that revenue loss is the primary concern of retailers when considering the direct impact of store downtime. However, retail organizations have more to lose from downtime than revenue alone; customer […]


Case Study Spotlight: TDK

  Internationally recognized excellence  Founded in the 1930s as a ferrite producer, TDK has since gone on to become an internationally recognized electronics components manufacturer. Their products can be found in everything from modern smartphones, computers, electrical appliances, industrial equipment and automobiles. TDK’s European offices needed a highly available solution to ensure that their business-critical […]

Cisco Live Barcelona

Cisco Live Europe 2018 Recap

The StorMagic team had a great time in Barcelona! From Tuesday January 30th to Thursday 1st February, StorMagic exhibited in the World of Solutions at Cisco Live Europe 2018 in Barcelona. Our team had a great time in the World of Solutions, and we had some fantastic conversations with attendees from all corners of Europe […]


Hyper-Converged goes Hyper-Affordable

Launching the StorMagic Dell EMC HCI Appliances By Steven Santini, Partner & Alliances Manager at StorMagic I am very happy to finally see these appliances launched – they were born out of some common challenges that I see resellers and consumers alike face on a day to day basis. Like many technologies, hyperconvergence started out life […]

Enable Store Availability So You Can Focus on Your Infrastructure Development

Enable High Availability So You Can Focus on Your Retail Infrastructure Development

Running business-critical applications at the edge can be challenging StorMagic understands the challenges of running business-critical applications at the edge – especially for large regional or national retail organizations with many locations and no IT resources at the store level. So how do you achieve affordable application uptime, shared storage, high availability and reliability while […]

E.ON Case Study

Cast Study Spotlight: E.ON

“StorMagic’s SvSAN enables us to cost effectively implement simple, 2-server highly available systems with minimal hardware requirements.” E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) division is responsible for the renewable activities of E.ON Group. They are active in generating energy from onshore and offshore wind, biomass, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power. EC&R IT was tasked with delivering […]

always on productivity

Challenges of Delivering ‘Always On’ Productivity

It’s no surprise that today’s organizations demand high levels of application and data availability across the enterprise. But delivering this level of high availability is difficult, particularly because of the additional hardware and management required and the costs and complexities they introduce into the IT landscape. Most organizations have to find ways to deliver what […]

January Theme Preview

January Theme Preview

2018 has arrived, and StorMagic has lots of exciting new content to share over the coming months. This January, we’ll be focusing on a collection of related topics: Resiliency, High Availability and Stretch Clusters. As a reminder: “[availability] is a measure of the percentage uptime, considering the downtime due to faults and other causes such […]

St Josefshaus Case Study Healthcare

Case Study Spotlight: St. Josefshaus

New case study: Germany’s St. Josefshaus St. Josefshaus is a hospital and nursing home in Hausen, Germany that offers services to both young and older people. They provide housing, meals and on-site care for the physically and mentally ill. The servers and storage that support all of the facility’s applications (including Citrix Desktop, back office […]

Retail Store Infrastructure

The Future of Retail Store Infrastructure

The mindset towards onsite IT has changed drastically. Over the years there has been a gradual move away from the traditional hefty store IT infrastructure with more investment into implementing streamlined environments which are de-centralized in application control yet centralized in management. For retail IT, ensuring uptime of critical applications across their stores is their […]

White Paper Spotlight: Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

White Paper Spotlight: Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

Check out our latest white paper: Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration For businesses across almost all industries, downtime is disastrous. Aside from lost productivity, downtime often results in interrupted service provision, dissatisfied customers and ultimately, lost revenue. The solution is to ensure that IT systems are designed with resiliency in mind – high availability […]

Oxford University Case Study

Case Study Spotlight: Oxford University

  The University of Oxford is an internationally renowned institution that is consistently ranked among the best higher education establishments globally. Oxford’s Faculty of Classics is part of the university’s Humanities Division and is the largest faculty of its kind in the world. As well as educating, it produces world-leading research through its three research […]

Remote OFfice Tech Tip Cloud

Remote Office Tech Tip: When to Avoid the Cloud

Cloud-mania has gripped the minds of many IT professionals in recent years, promising advantages over traditional computing such as simplified disaster recovery, rapid scalability and lower capital expenditure costs. However, many CIO’s will tell you that moving all applications to the Cloud is unrealistic – and potentially dangerous when it comes to organizations that handle […]

Understanding Storage Performance for HCI Webinar

Understanding Storage Performance for HCI Webinar

Click here to access the webinar recording Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is becoming all the rage, but without a clear idea of requirements it is easy to over-provision – resulting in unnecessary expenditure and over-the-odds maintenance costs. Equally, an under-provisioned solution can lead to premature upgrades in the future and even unwanted downtime. If you’re ready […]

Storage Virtualization: Performance And Capacity Challenges Are Widespread

Storage Virtualization: Performance And Capacity Challenges Are Widespread

While the data storage demands of organizations have increased, many companies’ IT budgets have shrunk. Organizations are seeking to re-evaluate costly and complex traditional storage models, in favour of adopting software-defined storage and hyperconverged solutions. The sometimes ambiguous use of these terms to describe a variety of different virtualization based solutions means challenges of performance, […]

Performing for Performance

Performing for Performance

Virtualization is driving itself toward replacing onsite hardware and running from the “cloud”. This is something that I believe is very achievable in the not so distant future, but there is one comment or concern I hear often: “But it wouldn’t be able to compete against physical hardware” Physical Storage performance is dependent on the […]

December Theme Preview

December Theme Preview

Throughout November we focused on HCI deployment – diving into topics such as the pros and cons of ‘build your own’ HCI solutions, and comparing BYO HCI solutions with pre-configured appliances. If you missed out and would like to learn more about this topic, you can browse our full article archive by clicking here. This […]

Black Friday SvSAN

Make Every Day a Black Friday with SvSAN

Make Every Day a Black Friday with SvSAN Black Friday is upon us and while many companies are helping you save money for one day only, here at StorMagic we have a clear message: Make every day a Black Friday for your storage by choosing StorMagic SvSAN! Underpinned by simplicity, cost-effectiveness and flexibility, StorMagic SvSAN […]

Busting All-Flash and HCI Myths

Busting 10 All-Flash and HCI Myths

This article continues on from our previous post: Have you developed ‘must have all-flash’ or ‘shiny new HCI toy’ syndrome? John Glendenning examines (and busts) 10 myths relating to all-flash and HCI solutions. Carrying on from my previous article addressing many IT professionals’ fixation with all-flash and HCI, I’d like to engage in a spot […]

all-flash HCI syndrome

Have you developed ‘must have all-flash’ or ‘shiny new HCI toy’ syndrome?

John Glendenning examines the rise of all-flash/HCI mania, and explains why a correctly-provisioned and cost-effective approach is a better fit for many businesses. Have you developed ‘must have all-flash’ or ‘shiny new HCI toy’ syndrome? If you have – don’t panic. You’re not alone as many share your affliction and it’s probably not too late […]


New Case Study: The Maho Group

Based on the picturesque Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, The Maho Group has been an established name in the region’s leisure, real estate, gaming and resort industries for over 35 years. The group’s property portfolio includes a number of locations across a range of Caribbean hot spots, as well as resorts at Maho Beach and […]


SvSAN White Paper Spotlight

Our SvSAN white paper has been updated! Implementing effective edge computing solutions can be challenging. Elevated hardware costs and additional maintenance/deployment challenges mean that expanding your operation can quickly become a headache-inducing experience. StorMagic SvSAN makes virtual SANs simple for edge computing: eliminating the need for expensive and high-maintenance physical SANs and simplifying your edge […]

The Top 3 Misplaced Concerns in Deploying HCI

What’s Stopping You? The Top 3 Misplaced Concerns in Deploying HCI

Where scalability and ease of deployment are key requirements of storage infrastructure for most distributed organizations, hyper-converged infrastructure models are enjoying a lot of attention from technology evaluators. Research from the likes of ESG and TechTarget’s Storage Market Landscape Study concur that adoption of these integrated computing platforms (ICP) is already high and that a […]


Hyperconvergence: How distributed enterprises can benefit from the SDS approach

Why are organizations choosing hyperconverged infrastructure? For SMEs and distributed enterprises, a hyperconverged infrastructure is an attractive proposition in combining compute, storage, networking and virtualization into something that can be scaled out easily and meet the demands of applications across a variety of sectors. A key component within any appropriate hyper-converged proposition is ‘virtualization’, removing the need […]

build your own HCI

Why Build Your Own Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) are a hot topic, it seems that every server vendor in the IT industry is talking about them and have an offering or play in the space. But, what exactly are hyperconverged infrastructures? Simply put, hyper-converged infrastructures are solutions that combine compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single platform. As with […]


New White Paper: BYO vs. Appliance – A Comparison of HCI Deployment

New white paper – available to download now! In line with our November theme (hyperconverged infrastructure deployment), we’re proud to announce the release of our latest white paper: “Build Your Own vs. Appliance – A Comparison of HCI Deployment”. This white paper is ideal for those who are interested in deploying hyperconverged infrastructure and want […]

November Theme Preview

November Theme Preview: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Deployment

November is upon us, and so is the latest StorMagic monthly theme: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Deployment! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting new content on relating to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and how it can help your business by supercharging your storage – regardless of the size of your business or number of branches. HCI […]

Ciscp Secure Ops

Case Study Spotlight: Cisco Secure Ops

High security that required high availability Cisco’s Secure Ops is a managed cybersecurity solution for Operational Technology networks. Before implementing SvSAN, their original architecture ran in their datacenter and was dependent on non-HA local storage – intended to minimize downtime and provide a good level of performance for their clients. When they revised the architecture […]

SAN alternative

Replacing an Old SAN

Aging SANs put your business at risk Is your SAN getting old? Is the maintenance becoming increasingly expensive and time-consuming? Has it failed recently? Are you running out of much-needed capacity? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then perhaps you’re already looking into replacing your old SAN with a newer […]


Case Study Spotlight: ITsjefen AS

Mission: improve system performance ITsjefen AS is a hosting and managed services provider based in Tronheim, Norway. As part of their mission to offer impeccable highly available service to their customers, Solutions Architect Anders Kringstad realised that they needed to improve system performance. After reviewing the hyperconverged market – and deeming usual suspects unsuitable – […]

simple storage complex business

Simple Storage for Complex Companies

Storage can quickly become complicated as businesses branch out Large organizations know more than most about how difficult it can be to ensure continuity of business operations. Maintaining business up time across multiple branch offices is a big challenge, even for the most experienced of IT administration teams. ‘Inevitability’ is an IT administrator’s sworn enemy. […]

ANA Case Study

Check out our new Case Study: ANA Aeroportos

High-flying storage in Portugal’s top airports ANA Aeroportos manages 10 of Portugal’s biggest and busiest airports including the capital’s largest, Humberto Delgado Airport. As the airport authority for some of Europe’s most important transportation hubs, ANA needed a reliable and flexible solution that fit within their budget constraints. That’s where SvSAN came to the rescue […]


IP EXPO Europe 2017 Round-Up

IP EXPO Europe: “Europe’s #1 Enterprise IT Event” For 2 days last week, ExCeL London was transformed into a veritable tech oasis. Showcasing everything from cutting-edge new software (which naturally included SvSAN) to TV’s very own Brian Cox, IP EXPO Europe provided something for everyone – and no one left the event feeling disappointed. The […]


October Webinar: A New Alternative to All-Flash Arrays

Looking for an alternative to expensive all-flash arrays? Throughout October, StorMagic will be exploring all-things related to Predictive Storage Caching. As well as posting new blogs and whitepapers, we’re hosting the next installment of our StorMagic webinar series: “A New Alternative to All-Flash Arrays: Predictive Storage Caching”. Join StorMagic storage expert and systems engineer Luke […]