Description & Choice of Products

StorMagic SvSAN is a software-defined storage solution that eliminates the need for physical SANs whether deployed as part of a hyperconverged solution or as a storage-only target for any server environment. Below is a summary of information relating to StorMagic's products and product options.

Description Notes
Product Line StorMagic SvSAN Additional information about SvSAN can be found here:
Editions Standard and Advanced SvSAN is available in two editions – “Standard” and “Advanced”.

  • Standard Edition: Rich set of features for software-defined storage.
  • Advanced Edition: Adds key features for additional performance, flexibility, and efficiency.

Please see the feature comparison page for more details:

Upgrading from Standard to Advanced Edition can be performed at any time, but it is not possible to downgrade edition or remove features once they have been applied.

Capacity Usable capacity SvSAN is a capacity license, based on the amount of usable disk capacity presented to SvSAN, NOT the raw disk capacity of the servers.

Licenses are available in four capacity levels:

  • 2TB
  • 6TB
  • 12TB
  • Unlimited

The licensed usable capacity can be increased to a higher capacity level at any time. However, it is not possible to reduce capacity to a lower level.

SvSAN is sold as a perpetual license in pairs of license keys. Each Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) requires a license.

License type (perpetual) Perpetual SvSAN licenses are perpetual and entitle customers to software upgrades as long as there is a valid maintenance contract in place.

A fully featured 2TB evaluation license is available with an initial 10 days “Gold” level maintenance, extendable by an additional 30 days to 40 days total if necessary.

Maintenance Software maintenance Maintenance provides software updates and technical support. Maintenance is required to receive access to minor and major software updates, including bug fixes and new feature releases as well as log technical support tickets. There are two levels of technical support available with maintenance:

  • "Platinum" - 24/7
  • "Gold" - 9 working hours, Monday to Friday

All SvSAN perpetual license purchases include the first year of maintenance. Additional maintenance years can be added at the time of purchase, these are 2 or 4 year increments.

Maintenance renewals are available in 1-year, 3-year or 5-year terms.

All SvSAN Subscription annual and Subscription Pay-as-you-go monthly licenses include Maintenance for the period of the purchased subscription term.

License type (subscription) 'Pay-as-you-go' monthly Available to approved members of StorMagic's cloud service provider program.
License type (subscription) Annual subscription Includes license, maintenance and support for a period of one (1) or more years.
Additional Information Purchases of SvSAN include the use of the following additional components:

  • StorMagic VMware vCenter Plugin
  • StorMagic PowerShell CLI
  • StorMagic SvSAN Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager