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SvSAN Use Cases: Making the Complex Simple AND Affordable

SvSAN is a lightweight software-defined storage solution designed to create a virtual environment that is simple, easy to manage and flexible. IT staff love SvSAN because it makes their lives easier, IT Managers (and your finance department) love SvSAN because it’s incredibly cost effective and could save you a fortune on your hardware refresh. One […]

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Part 2: Public Cloud versus Onsite IT : Who’s Ahead in 2019?

By Tony Asaro and Bruce Kornfeld In part one of this blog series, we discussed the hype that cloud brought when it was first introduced, and shared some research to show where the state of the market is today. In part two we’ll address the state of the edge, and considerations when choosing between onsite […]

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Security Services Company Streamlines Datacenter, Boosts Uptime with SvSAN

South Africa-based Bloemsec previously used standalone, non-shared storage in its small datacenter. The complicated network lacked redundancy, required manual failovers and caused the headache of downtime during failover events.                                             Bloemsec recently deployed StorMagic SvSAN as a high availability, hyperconverged solution deployed on a Microsoft […]

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Blog: StorMagic Earns Five Star Ranking in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide

StorMagic is celebrating its 5-Star status in the winners’ spotlight of CRN’s latest Partner Program Guide. Partner programs were evaluated based on program investments, partner profitability, training, education and support and other metrics. The strongest, most successful channel partner programs that brought home a 5-Star rating are an elite subset of companies offering the most […]

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StorMagic at Dell Technologies World 2019

We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Dell Technologies World, at the end of April. If you’re attending the event then make sure you keep and eye out for your favorite virtual SAN providers, decked out in very fetching bright yellow polo shirts. You’ll be able to find us in booth #138, […]

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SvSAN on Hyper-V

SvSAN is a cost-effective virtual SAN solution that brings shared storage to edge sites, branch offices and small datacenters. It’s a software-defined storage solution, which eliminates the need for physical SANs, and has been designed to be incredibly lightweight, meaning that it can run on very lean hardware infrastructure. Microsoft Hyper-V helps reduce capital expenditure […]

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SvSAN on vSphere

One of the benefits of deploying SvSAN is that it makes any edge site, branch office or small datacenter easy to manage. SvSAN is designed to work with your existing hardware as an alternative to a physical SAN, creating a virtualized environment that can be managed from a centralized remote location. This makes it as […]

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New webinar with Cisco

One of the most exciting trends of networking and computing today is the race to the edge. Increasing capabilities for IoT and the need for high availability of back end systems have made backhauling progressively more difficult. The edge requires a solution that can provide high availability and can be managed remotely, especially if the […]

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CKS Systeme Frees IT Staff, Eliminates Downtime with StorMagic SvSAN

CKS Systeme (CKS) is a Germany-based IT software and security solutions division of Johnson Controls and subsidiary of Tyco Integrated Fire & Security. CKS offers 24×7 solutions such as detection and dispatch software and hardware, for emergency services such as fire departments, police stations and industrial control centers across Germany.                  CKS chose […]

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Hyperconverged vs composable infrastructure

Traditionally, enterprise IT infrastructures were designed around Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network-attached storage (NAS) on dedicated networking equipment, using separate, dedicated ethernet switches and large scale-up compute systems to provide network connectivity. These systems were difficult to manage, and required an onsite specialist to oversee the systems. Over the last decade, technological advances such […]

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New case study: Autohaus Gruppe Seitz

Autohaus Gruppe Seitz is a family-run auto dealership network based in the Allgäu area of Germany, running across 21 sites. The IT department needed to modernize their outdated systems, in order to meet the demands of the digital age. The company has expanded rapidly in recent years and their business has become dependant on their […]

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Infographic: A lesson in cost effective high availability

Some of the world’s most prestigious universities rely on SvSAN to prevent unplanned downtime. Educational institutions need a system that is simple to provision and manage and can ensure critical systems uptime. This infographic outlines how SvSAN saves Oxford University and Boston University Medical Campus a significant amount of money on their hardware refresh, while […]

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Part 1: Public Cloud versus Onsite IT : Who’s Ahead in 2019?

By Tony Asaro and Bruce Kornfeld We recently hosted a webinar that examined the state of public cloud versus onsite IT in 2019. In this two-part blog series, we’ll highlight a few of the topics we tackled during the event. The link to listen to the replay on demand at your convenience is here. Several […]

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The New Cisco ISR 4461 and SvSAN

One of the most exciting trends of networking and computing today is the race to the edge. Increasing capabilities for IoT and the need for high availability of back end systems have made backhauling progressively more difficult. Cisco and StorMagic have come together to provide a leading solution to address the challenges at the edge […]

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Infographic: German manufacturing

SvSAN is trusted by some of the largest manufacturers in Germany. Why did they choose StorMagic SvSAN?       By clicking subscribe above, you consent to allow StorMagic to store and process the personal information submitted and for StorMagic to contact you via telephone and email in relation to your request. StorMagic is committed […]

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Tony Asaro joining us to talk about the growth of cloud vs. onsite IT

We’ve invited Tony Asaro to join StorMagic’s GM – Americas & CMO, Bruce Kornfeld for a very special webinar. In case you don’t know Tony, he’s an Industry Analyst and Technologist, who focuses on software-as-a-service, data lifecycle and associated compelling technologies. He’s CEO, senior analyst, consultant and founder of the INI Group, an analyst, consulting, […]

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Scaling with SvSAN

Organizations can often fall victim to over-provisioning their HCI solution because most appliance models have limited choices for storage and processor/memory combinations. However, SvSAN is designed to be flexible, and allow users to configure to their precise requirements. You can use Storage Performance Analysis (find more here) to understand your organization’s workloads and configure your […]

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Infographic: Security Center of Iceland

The Security Center of Iceland provides on-site security, remote surveillance, CCTV and guarding services for healthcare organizations, retail stores, and airlines across Iceland. They require 24/7 availability for the monitoring center, for critical services. A priority for them was to add virtualization with triple redundancy to both in house and remote sites. They needed a […]

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SuperBowl LIII: How to Guarantee a Touchdown at your Edge Site

Imagine it: you’re sitting there with the #squad, ready to watch the Superbowl and cable/satellite connection goes blank. The signal comes back a few minutes later, but you’ve already missed a historic touchdown. You catch up on the highlights post-game, but it’s not the same as watching the big game live – right now.  You’re […]

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Infographic: High (flying) availability

SvSAN is a great solution for bringing high availability to edge sites, which makes it perfect for airports: where uptime is critical, and costs should be minimal. Schiphol airport deployed SvSAN over six years ago, and have enjoyed 100% system uptime since then. Lisbon airport relies on SvSAN for its vital docking systems while remaining […]

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Q&A with Brian Grainger, StorMagic’s CRO and Newest Board Member

Earlier this week, StorMagic announced that storage industry executive, Brian Grainger, has joined StorMagic as its chief revenue officer and a member of the Board of Directors. We’ve captured a short Q&A session with him to find out more about what he’s bringing to StorMagic and where he sees the organization, and the edge, heading […]

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StorMagic: Gartner Magic Quadrant and Peer Insights

StorMagic is excited to be included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure for the very first time. Included as part of the Niche Players Quadrant, this is fantastic recognition for StorMagic as a key player in delivering edge storage and hyperconverged solutions. StorMagic was recognised for providing lightweight virtual storage to the edge of […]

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StorMagic Included in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

StorMagic Recognized Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute BRISTOL, England – 3 December, 2018 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that it has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. in the November 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure research note.* StorMagic was identified in the Niche Players quadrant. StorMagic’s […]

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Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

StorMagic SvSAN has been designed to provide organizations with the capability to architect IT systems that are resilient, have adequate redundancy and are highly available. Downtime can be incredibly detrimental to the productivity of an organization, with most companies being completely reliant on IT for everyday operations. By bringing datacenter technology to small/remote/branch sites, SvSAN […]

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Infographic: Top Tips for a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

Many companies are now completely reliant on IT for everyday operations, and as such the availability and uptime of these systems is critically important. Loss of service equates to loss of productivity which, depending on the severity, can have a potentially huge impact for an organization. This is important as the idea of the datacenter […]

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SvSAN as a Multi-node Cluster

StorMagic SvSAN is a virtual storage appliance (VSA) that provides a lightweight, highly available shared storage solution, with no single points of failure. It is typically deployed on to two servers and performs synchronous mirroring between the servers. Although 2-node clusters deployments are the most common use case for SvSAN, it is possible to scale-out […]

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Making the Complex Simple

When StorMagic first entered the scene, if you wanted shareable storage then you needed to invest in expensive, complex external SANs or NAS technology, and pay staff that could manage it. This is why the very ethos of StorMagic is about making the complex simple, and making shared storage accessible to more organizations. From the […]

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Storage engineered by Storage Engineers

A lot of ‘on premise’ storage has been developed based on the needs of the datacenter, a complete solution that combines hardware and software. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 75% of all data will be generated outside of the traditional datacenter. This suggests a shift towards processing data at the edge, which is something that […]

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StorMagic at VMworld Europe 2018

VMworld Europe: ‘Possibility begins with you’ Last week, the StorMagic team joined a few hundred other exhibitors and 13,000 attendees at VMworld Europe in Barcelona . Thank you to everyone who came to see us in booth E423. It was a great event and we enjoyed speaking to hundreds of attendees about how we simplify […]

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Case Study: GRG Public Resources Ltd. Eliminates Downtime Risk with SvSAN

Case Study: GRG Public Resources Ltd. Eliminates Downtime Risk with SvSAN Stafford, UK-based GRG Public Resources Ltd. recently refreshed its environment and has dramatically improved data availability—by 100 percent —with StorMagic SvSAN, the software-defined storage solution designed for edge environments. GRG PRL works with police forces and fire services across the UK providing 24-hour, year-round […]

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Is Apple bringing GDPR to the US?

Is Apple bringing GDPR to the US? Not so long ago, Apple CEO, Tim Cook condemned the ‘weaponization’ of private data and called for the U.S. to adopt privacy laws similar to the EU’s GDPR. This would mean that any organization that trades with or sells to the US or any European country could face […]

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Kornfeld captivates Canada

Kornfeld captivates Canada Last week, StorMagic CMO, Bruce Kornfeld was invited by Cisco to exhibit as part of the Cisco Pavilion at Cisco Connect in Toronto. The one day event saw over 2,800 attendees, many of whom were delighted to hear about how StorMagic SvSAN is a great compliment to Cisco’s Hyperflex HCI solution. Speaking […]

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Hans at Storage Visions

This week Hans O’Sullivan, StorMagic CEO, was at Storage Visions 2018 in California. Hans was presenting at the event, on ‘Why Edge is Thriving in the Datacenter Apocalypse’ as part of a five-person panel on how edge technology can aid the future of storage. For those of you that weren’t in California for the event, […]

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Best Practices for Achieving High Availability

Best Practices for Achieving High Availability For most organizations, high availability is a key objective with the goal being as close to 100% uptime as possible. SvSAN is the perfect way to ensure high availability between 2 or more servers and  help organizations achieve this, with a variety of deployment options available. We’ve put together […]

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Find us in Booth E423 at VMworld Europe

Are you going to VMworld Europe, in Barcelona? If so, then make sure you keep an eye out for your favorite virtual SAN providers, decked out in very fetching bright yellow polo shirts. We’ll be in booth E423, so pop by and see us! Here’s just a few of the things that we’ll be up […]

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Can Your Witness Do This?

Can Your Witness Do This? The majority of edge sites require high availability as a priority. When you don’t have a team on site to respond to unplanned downtime quickly, you’re leaving yourself open and disaster could strike at any time. In these cases, it is sensible to design your storage infrastructure with sufficient redundancy […]

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StorMagic at IP Expo 2018

IP EXPO Europe: “Europe’s #1 Enterprise IT Event” Last week, Europe’s leading trade event for IT innovation came to the ExCeL in London. Thank you to everyone who came to see us in booth HH24. It was a great event and we enjoyed speaking to hundreds of attendees about how we simplify storage at the […]

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Launching the Customer Reference Program

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the StorMagic Customer Reference Program, which went live last week. The program gives StorMagic customers the exclusive opportunity to share their experience in deploying and running SvSAN publically and with other StorMagic customers. To join, all customers need to do is fill out a short questionnaire outlining their […]

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Deploying Stretch Clusters to Increase Resiliency

You may have seen our blog from a couple of weeks ago on the importance of creating a highly available environment, to avoid downtime when faced with hurricanes and large-scale natural disasters. However, the majority of physical disruption and disasters that organizations face are localized to a single, specific site. Minimizing or eliminating localized outages […]

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QUIZ: Are you an Edge Site?

We recently ran a blog which defined what the edge was and described different environments which could benefit from edge technology. However, we realized that many people aren’t sure if their environment qualifies as ‘edge’, so we’ve made you a handy quiz to help clear up the confusion. Simply run through the questions below to […]

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TruthInIT Interview Hans O’Sullivan

Last week Hans O’Sullivan, StorMagic CEO and a pioneer of the software defined storage industry, was interviewed by industry analyst Mike Matchett and it’s now available from TruthInIT. In this video interview, Hans and Mike discuss problems facing edge and SME datacenters, including lack of IT resources, real-time application performance needs and cost constraints. Hans […]

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StorMagic DACH: News and Partner Announcement

By Thorsten Schäfer, DACH Sales Manager Having joined the StorMagic DACH team earlier this year, I have been blown away by what we have achieved in a short space of time. Partly due to the increased demand for SvSAN with Data Encryption following GDPR roll out in May, we have had a fantastic year that […]

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The New Cisco C4200 Servers and SvSAN

For anyone who may have missed the news, in May Cisco announced the new C4200 Multinode Chassis and C125 M5 server, joining the existing products in the UCS C-Series range. Boasting 128% more core density, 33% more memory and memory bandwidth, and twice the server density of rack servers the new servers take high-intensity compute […]

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Find us on booth #HH24 at IP Expo

Are you going to IP Expo, at the ExCeL in London? If so, then make sure you keep an eye out for your favorite virtual SAN providers, decked out in very fetching bright yellow polo shirts. We’ll be on booth #HH24, so pop by and see us! Here’s just a few of the things that […]

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This is the Storage Your Boss Wants to Hear About

Is your boss a little out of date on current technology? Do they absolutely hate spending money on storage and then expect a flawless solution that experiences no unplanned downtime? Does your boss still think a monolithic physical SAN is the pinnacle/cutting edge of storage in 2018? Then it’s time to introduce them to StorMagic. […]

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StorMagic at VMworld US

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at VMworld US in Las Vegas. It was an amazing event and we spoke to a record number of attendees about how we simplify storage at the edge. Congratulations to our three drone winners, thank you for stopping by. We enjoyed many promising conversations with potential […]

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Analysis: The Future of the Data Center

The traditional data center as we know it is changing. In order for IT team to continue to deliver the best solutions, they must understand business needs. However, businesses are becoming more agile, geographically far reaching, and advances in technology are creating more pressure to come up with IT solutions that fit budgets and time […]

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Webinar: Connecting the Citrix Cloud to a Hyperconverged Edge

Make a note in your calendar now for the StorMagic and Citrix joint technical webinar on Wednesday, September 5, at 9am PDT. Citrix and StorMagic have been collaborating to develop an effective solution for small and medium-sized businesses and edge computing environments. We’re hosting a technical focused joint webinar, during which we’ll talk about simplifying […]

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SvSAN: What Would a Systems Engineer Say?

Marketing is taking a break today. Paul Woodward is a systems engineer and well-known blogger who agreed to do an independent review of SvSAN 6.2 with Data Encryption. So we gave him a free trial of our product, access to documentation, and our support email account and away he went. You can read the full […]

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Podcast: SvSAN – Edge Appliance for Citrix Cloud Services

Earlier in the week, StorMagic’s Partner Enablement Manager, Lee Bushen appeared on Citrix’s DABCC Radio podcast. The podcast is hosted by Douglas Brown, who has over 20 years of expertise in the IT industry, and is the #1 Citrix related podcast on iTunes. In the podcast, Lee, and Citrix’s Chris Edwards, discuss SvSAN as an […]

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Every Cloud Has a Silver Edge

I don’t know about you, but we keep getting caught up in exciting news stories, with bold headlines that read ‘The Cloud is Dead, the Edge is Taking Over’. Awesome! StorMagic replaces everyone’s cloud storage with edge storage, we all become millionaires and retire at 40. In reality, there is no big face off between […]

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Unlocking Renewable Energy at the Edge

Renewable energy sources are our future. The industry is growing at a rapid pace, with an 8.3% increase in global renewable capacity in 2017 alone (IRENA, 2018). Renewable capacity is expected to increase by a further 43% by 2022 (IEA, 2017), a figure that has potential to be much higher, should renewable energy companies harness […]

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Find us on booth #2302 at VMworld

Are you going to VMworld US, in Vegas, at the end of August? If so, then make sure you keep and eye out for your favorite virtual SAN providers, decked out in very fetching bright yellow polo shirts. We’ll be on booth #2302, so pop by and see us! Here’s just a few of the […]