What is StorMagic SvSAN?
SvSAN is the virtual SAN that is simple, cost-effective and flexible. Perfect for edge computing environments, the technology is based on software-defined storage that eliminates the need for physical SANs. SvSAN is designed to be very simple to install and manage whether deployed as part of a hyperconverged solution or as a storage-only target for any server environment.
How does it work?
Each instance of SvSAN runs as a VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) on two or more low-cost servers. SvSAN supports the industry leading hypervisors, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, and provides the shared storage necessary to enable the advanced hypervisor features such as High Availability/Failover Cluster, vMotion/Live Migration and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)/Dynamic Optimization.
SvSAN can be deployed easily with the flexibility to meet changing capacity and performance needs. This is achieved by adding additional compute or storage capacity to the existing servers without impacting service availability. A typical 2-node configuration is shown below:
SvSAN has a lightweight footprint and has been designed for the realities of edge computing such as poor network reliability which is often found in remote areas. It delivers virtual storage and high availability, even when networks have long latencies and limited throughput.
Making the right choice: Standard or Advanced?
StorMagic SvSAN is available in two versions - Standard and Advanced with capacity increments of 2TB, 6TB, 12TB and Unlimited available for both versions. Designed to meet a wide range of requirements, learn which is most suitable for your business below:
Guarantees service uptime and eliminate single points of failure.
Increases service resiliency with geographically distributed SvSAN VSA nodes.
A single quorum server prevents data corruption and supports up to 1,000 sites.
Enables rapid recovery of SvSAN VSA following a hardware failure.
Puts I/O statistics at your fingertips to better understand your workloads.
Deploy and upgrade multiple VSAs through a single wizard.
Automatically generate a custom PowerShell script for deployments and upgrades.
Accelerate VMware I/O operations by offloading them to SvSAN.
Eliminates external disks, storage networking and cabling.
Today's x86 servers have plenty of performance at very low price points.
SvSAN software is lightweight and keeps server hardware costs to the bare minimum.
Only 512MBs memory and 9Kbps network required; located anywhere in the world.
Less hardware to operate, less hardware to purchase spares for.
With SvSAN scripting, rollouts to hundreds, or even thousands of sites is fast and simple.
Enable transparent, non-disruptive movement of targets between SvSAN resources.
Simplified storage administration from a single location for all remote sites around the world.
Use new or repurposed server with internal disk drives - even in the same cluster.
Don't get locked into one hypervisor brand - be able to use what you want and when.
We analyze your current performance needs and configure the least expensive hardware.
Patent-pending method to identify 'hot' data and elevate it to the highest performing cache.
Accelerate write operations by directing them to SSD first, and write them to hard disk later.
Identify sequential read I/O patterns and pre-fetch related data from disk into memory.
Change hardware and software configurations without downtime - easy failover and failback.
Provides multi-ported, active-active, block-based storage.
“We needed a cost-effective solution with data replication features, allowing us to access and share critical data at all times... We found StorMagic SvSAN a good solution with an attractive price.”
Antoine Lagarde | Senior IT Technician | Centre Hospitalier Pierre Oudot