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Could your disaster recovery plan be less than adequate?
Could your disaster recovery plan be less than adequate?Many disaster recovery plans (DRPs) focus attention on the “big” threats that have the largest impact such as natural disasters and man-made events. While these are all important and need to be both addressed and planned for, the probability of some of these events occurring could be extremely low. Sonny Bennett looks at where organizations […]Read More
Evolution of Storage: Part 5 – Into the future – Software-defined storage
Evolution of Storage: Part 5 – Into the future – Software-defined storageStorage 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 […]Read More
Leveraging the Internet of Things? The cloud is not your holy grail
Leveraging the Internet of Things? The cloud is not your holy grailEven if you have rudimentary estimating capabilities and you spend a little time doing back of the napkin calculations, you’ll quickly figure out that the notion that “all data is going to the cloud” is patently absurd. In the world of the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), data is collected “in the field.” And in […]Read More
Evolution of Storage: Part 4 – Rise of the (virtual) machines – Server virtualization
Evolution of Storage: Part 4 – Rise of the (virtual) machines – Server virtualizationStorage 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 […]Read More
StorMagic Named as a Top 25 IoT Solution Provider in 2017
StorMagic Named as a Top 25 IoT Solution Provider in 2017CIO Applications Magazine recently announced its Top 25 IoT Solution Providers of 2017, and StorMagic has been included in the list. Software-defined storage has a key part to play in the adoption and expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT). The sheer volume of data generated by IoT applications continues to rise unabated and the […]Read More
Evolution of Storage: Part 3 – Server consolidation and shared SAN/NAS storage
Evolution of Storage: Part 3 – Server consolidation and shared SAN/NAS storageStorage 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 […]Read More
Evolution of Storage: Part 2 – Dawn of shared storage – JBOD arrays
Evolution of Storage: Part 2 – Dawn of shared storage – JBOD arraysStorage 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 […]Read More
VMware’s new HCI Acceleration Kit (almost) hits the mark
VMware’s new HCI Acceleration Kit (almost) hits the markYesterday at VMworld Las Vegas, as part of their major news release for the day, VMware announced a new HCI offering targeted at distributed IT environments – the HCI Acceleration Kit. We at StorMagic agree with most everything they are talking about – except the complexity and cost. VMware’s new HCI solution requires three physical […]Read More
Evolution of Storage: Part 1 – Dedicated application resources
Evolution of Storage: Part 1 – Dedicated application resourcesStorage 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 […]Read More
Why Now is the Time for an SDS First Strategy
Why Now is the Time for an SDS First StrategyServer 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 […]Read More
Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 3
Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 3StorMagic 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 […]Read More
Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 2
Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 2StorMagic 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 […]Read More
Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 1
Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 1StorMagic 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, […]Read More
StorMagic’s SvSAN – Targeting HCI’s ROBO Sweet Spot
StorMagic’s SvSAN – Targeting HCI’s ROBO Sweet SpotHoward 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 […]Read More
StorMagic joins The Home Depot Foundation in supporting veterans and their families
StorMagic joins The Home Depot Foundation in supporting veterans and their familiesStorMagic’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 […]Read More
Managing IoT Data at the Edge of the Enterprise
Managing IoT Data at the Edge of the EnterpriseStorMagic chairwoman Sally Duckworth explains why the masses of data generated by the Internet of Things matters for data storage and management – both at the edge of the enterprise in remote and branch sites, and within the datacenter. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items […]Read More
What to Expect in 2017 for Software-Defined Storage
What to Expect in 2017 for Software-Defined StorageStorMagic CEO Hans O’Sullivan offers his insight into what he believes will be the trends in software-defined storage over the course of 2017. The storage market is in the midst of a revolution: the biggest shift in storage technology since networked attached storage was introduced over 30 years ago. Software-defined storage (SDS) — a technology […]Read More

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