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Industrial IoT: From Monitoring Things to Monitoring a Process

Industrial IoT is a natural extension of historical process control systems. In the past, each machine or system had its own monitoring and alerting function, to signal when conditions were out of tolerances for that particular machine. To monitor a process across multiple stages, however, often required the person responsible for process control and quality […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 5 – Into the future – Software-defined storage

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server consolidation, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 4 – Rise of the (virtual) machines – Server virtualization

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server virtualization, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 3 – Server consolidation and shared SAN/NAS storage

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server consolidation, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 2 – Dawn of shared storage – JBOD arrays

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through JBOD arrays, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 1 – Dedicated application resources

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources at the start to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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Why Now is the Time for an SDS First Strategy

Server virtualization transformed the datacenter and radically simplified server and application deployment. Server utilization became much more efficient, and provisioning new systems much simpler. Because it brought so many benefits to IT, companies began adopting a virtualization first policy as early as 2007. Big organizations like the State of California CIO’s office implemented a virtualization […]

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StorMagic Announces Pay-As-You-Go Storage Licensing for Cloud Service Providers

New program can lower the annual cost of storage by at least 50%   BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM – 14 June, 2017 – StorMagic®, the software-defined storage company enabling hyperconverged infrastructure, today announced the availability of their pay-as-you-go virtual storage program for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). StorMagic’s SvSAN eliminates the need for expensive external storage arrays […]

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Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 3

StorMagic CEO, Hans O’Sullivan, examines the release of Windows Server 2016 and with it, Storage Spaces Direct in this three part series of blogs. Part 3 explores where StorMagic and other vendors fit now that Microsoft have entered the market. Software-defined storage (SDS) solutions have been around for several years and with Microsoft’s Windows Server […]

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Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 2

StorMagic CEO, Hans O’Sullivan, examines the release of Windows Server 2016 and with it, Storage Spaces Direct in this three part series of blogs. Part 2 delves into the details of Storage Spaces Direct. Software-defined storage (SDS) solutions have been around for several years and with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 launch that includes Storage Spaces […]

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Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 1

StorMagic CEO, Hans O’Sullivan, examines the release of Windows Server 2016 and with it, Storage Spaces Direct in this three part series of blogs. Part 1 focuses on the history of software-defined storage. Software-defined storage (SDS) solutions have been around for several years and with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 launch that includes Storage Spaces Direct, […]

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StorMagic’s SvSAN – Targeting HCI’s ROBO Sweet Spot

Howard Marks from Deep Storage and frequent writer for Network Computing discusses how StorMagic’s approach to software-defined storage is designed to keep costs low while improving performance and maintaining highly available clusters. Over the past ten years hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has gone from leading edge technology to become the fastest growing method for building an IT […]

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StorMagic joins The Home Depot Foundation in supporting veterans and their families

StorMagic’s CEO and Technical Services Director lend a hand to Home Depot’s charity initiative. As part of The Home Depot Foundation’s work to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families, StorMagic recently sent CEO, Hans O’Sullivan and Technical Services Director, Luke Pruen to help construct playhouses for veterans’ families as […]

SvSAN Cisco SmartPlays

Combining Cisco UCS servers with StorMagic SvSAN creates a lightweight remote and branch office solution delivering high availability in a cost effective manner. The table below outlines the two SmartPlays which Cisco has created to allow you to simply and easily sell UCS servers with StorMagic SvSAN included. SKUS CONFIGURATION GPL IN US$ MSRP StorMagic […]

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StorMagic to demonstrate integration with Cisco’s own hypervisor for branch offices

Proof-of-concept adds high availability to Cisco’s Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) software platform for network and applications services Berlin, Germany – 21 February, 2017 – StorMagic®, the software-defined storage company enabling hyperconverged infrastructure, today announced the technology demonstration of SvSAN software integrated with Cisco’s NFVIS to provide high-availability for branch office network routers at […]

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Cisco’s new UCS S-Series and what it means for SvSAN

StorMagic’s CEO, Hans O’Sullivan, discusses what Cisco’s new storage-optimized UCS S-Series range can do with StorMagic SvSAN. With today’s announcement, StorMagic’s infrastructure partner, Cisco, has expanded an already robust server line up, to better meet the needs of data-intensive workloads. Many organizations lack the budget and the skilled technical resources necessary to operate component-based approaches […]