vSphere

StorMagic ‘How-To’ Series: SvSAN and vSphere

The StorMagic “How-To” series is a collection of instructional videos created by our Technical Services team to help train our customers and partners on setting up, configuring, and managing our software products. The first set of videos from this series cover SvSAN, our virtual SAN product. Our last blog provided an overview of the first […]

SvSAN witness

StorMagic ‘How-To’ Series: Installing the SvSAN Witness

StorMagic’s Technical Services team has developed a new series of instructional videos, to help train our customers and partners on how to set up, configure, and manage the general operation of our software products. These videos will include tutorials for SvSAN, our virtual SAN product, SvKMS, our encryption key manager, and ARQvault, our digital asset […]

server

Time for a Server Refresh? Consider Making the Switch to a Virtual SAN

Nothing lasts forever. In technology years, expiration dates typically equate to about 18 to 24 months. However, after nearly nine years (an epic lifetime for any server), Dell is calling it quits on its PowerEdge VRTX solution. For those who may not be familiar with PowerEdge VRTX, it is considered a “datacenter in a box,” […]

StorMagic and HPE

Harness the Edge with StorMagic and HPE

StorMagic understands the challenges faced by edge computing organizations, and has been tailoring solutions to meet their unique requirements for over a decade. Our virtual SAN solution, SvSAN, was built specifically with the edge in mind. It delivers increased uptime, simplicity, and extreme low cost for edge customers, without sacrificing performance or enterprise-class features.   Several […]

food services

A Food Services and Facilities Management Company Achieves High Reliability, Simplicity, and a 100% Increase in Performance with StorMagic SvSAN

A multinational food services and facilities management company, located in Italy, was looking to virtualize its environment with a hyperconverged solution. The company had previously been using a combination of two compute nodes and a physical SAN for its IT infrastructure, and found the system to be lacking in performance and reliability. With their hardware […]

edge

Four Factors to Consider for Edge Computing

Organizations pursuing edge deployments need to consider all the different factors that go into edge computing and then look for a solution that addresses the most crucial issues.  Edge computing environments typically aren’t just smaller versions of datacenters, based on exactly the same technologies.  They also aren’t convenient places to experiment, when the real work […]

IoT

Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) with Encryption

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing three times faster than traditional IT, with the number of connected devices ballooning from 4.9 billion in 2015 to over 12 billion in 2020 [Cisco Systems]. These billions of endpoints include wearable devices, cars, electrical grids, and manufacturing facilities, to name a few, and collect sensitive data such […]

Spectra Logic

StorMagic and Spectra Logic Partner to Deliver an End-to-End Active Archive Solution

StorMagic is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Spectra Logic, an organization dedicated to producing data storage and data management solutions for organizations dealing with exponential data growth.  We’ve joined forces to deliver a complete, fully-integrated active archive solution. This exciting new offering combines StorMagic ARQvault, the industry’s first Active Intelligent Repository, with Spectra […]

SvSAN witness

Reducing the Threat of Downtime with the StorMagic SvSAN Witness

Modern organizations rely heavily on technology to carry out everyday operations. From order processing, to managing inventory, to communication, and administrative work, technology is a vital component to today’s businesses, and they depend on the functionality of their IT systems to keep them up and running.  When technologies fail or are down for repair, organizations […]

Digital Evidence

Gather, Store and Find Your Digital Evidence, with StorMagic ARQvault Digital Evidence Management Solutions

The proliferation of digital technology has led to a proliferation of digital evidence: images, texts, emails, documents, video, audio, and more. Digital evidence is everywhere and its use is no longer restricted to law enforcement and public agencies. Transportation providers are using in-vehicle cameras, delivery and service providers are using both in-vehicle and body cameras […]

video surveillance

Watch Your Assets with ARQvault Video Surveillance Solutions

These days, video surveillance is everywhere – retail stores, parking lots, warehouses, manufacturing sites, hospitals, government facilities, airports, train stations, corporate campuses, schools, stadiums, and more. The term “video surveillance” often conjures something serious and nefarious, which can sometimes be the case. But what it typically equates to is watching out for your assets — […]

Data Breakthrough Awards

The 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards Names StorMagic Witness as-a-Service as the “Overall Data Storage Solution of the Year”

StorMagic’s Witness as-a-Service (WaaS) product was recognized as the “Overall Data Storage Solution of the Year” in the 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards. We are so thrilled to be celebrating this achievement, and to be acknowledged as a leader in the data storage space! The Data Breakthrough Awards recognize the best companies, products and services in […]

Rommelsbacher

Rommelsbacher Eliminates Single Point of Failure and Ensures Maximum Uptime with StorMagic SvSAN

For more than 90 years, Rommelsbacher has been designing and producing electric appliances, and delivering them to countries around the world. Based in Germany, the company is family-owned and is dedicated to manufacturing first class kitchen products that provide “Pure Cooking Pleasure,” and are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Rommelsbacher was looking to upgrade its […]

Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

StorMagic Proudly Claims Gold in the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce that StorMagic was selected as a gold winner in two different categories of the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. StorMagic KMaaS was awarded gold in the “Cybersecurity Product / Service Awards — Data Security” category, and SvKMS in the “Cybersecurity Industry Solutions Awards — Manufacturing” category.  Each year, Cybersecurity Insiders hosts […]

Channel Chiefs

CRN Names StorMagic CRO, Brian Grainger, a 2021 Channel Chief

Each year, CRN, a brand of the Channel Company, releases a list of leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth — i.e. CRN Channel Chiefs.  StorMagic is thrilled to announce that our CRO and Board Member, Brian Grainger, was included in this year’s list. To celebrate this achievement, […]

ARIA Cybersecurity

StorMagic Expands OEM Agreement with ARIA Cybersecurity to Deliver the Industry’s Smallest General-Purpose HSM

StorMagic has expanded our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions, a business of CSPi. ARIA Cybersecurity is now able to embed StorMagic SvKMS enterprise key management software to deliver their ARIA microHSM product through channel partners worldwide. Through this expanded partnership, ARIA Cybersecurity is now delivering the industry’s smallest general purpose hardware […]

HSMs

Is There Still a Place for HSMs in Modern Data Protection?

Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) have been the standard for encryption for the last 20 years. But with the emergence of computing that spans on-prem, cloud and edge environments, there has been a shift away from physical, on-premise HSMs to software-based key management systems. With that said, are HSMs still relevant? Is an HSM best for […]

Edge Computing 100

StorMagic Recognized in CRN’s 2020 Edge Computing 100 List

We are thrilled to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, included StorMagic in its first ever 2020 Edge Computing 100 list. This new list, selected by a panel of respected CRN editors, recognizes leading vendors whose technology provides the building blocks channel partners need to build next-generation intelligent edge solutions that bring […]

high availability

High Availability’s Role in Protecting Data and Improving Performance

High availability (HA) is vital to protecting sensitive data, and an important part of key management. Key management is central to data encryption – encryption keys are like the keys to your house, and act to protect your valuables (the encrypted data). But, much like standard house keys, key management has a number of potential […]

security

New White Paper: 6 Technology Trends that Improve Data Security for Any Cloud

The popularity of cloud computing continues to grow, with many of today’s businesses moving their data and applications from traditional datacenters to the cloud. In fact, Gartner analysts estimate the worldwide cloud services market to be $258 billion in 2020, and grow to $513 billion by 2024. While the cloud offers many benefits to organizations, […]

HPE Edgeline

Protect and Simplify the Edge with StorMagic SvSAN and HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems

We are thrilled to announce that StorMagic has expanded its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), through the validation of our virtual SAN software solution, SvSAN, with HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems.  Together, StorMagic and HPE are dedicated to designing hyperconverged solutions that are purpose-built for edge computing environments. Edge organizations (i.e. branch offices, retails […]

SvKMS 2.5

SvKMS 2.5: Latest Update Delivers Extended Support for Encryption Integrations

We are excited to announce that a new version of SvKMS, StorMagic’s enterprise encryption key management solution, is now available — SvKMS 2.5.   SvKMS 2.5 encompasses several expanded encryption integrations for on-prem, IaaS, and SaaS applications. This latest update provides new support for the Google Cloud External Key Management (EKM) Program, Azure Key Vault Managed […]

MongoDB

Encrypting in MongoDB? You’ll Need a Third Party Key Manager

Database security is a vital component of an overall data protection strategy, especially for organizations that manage and store highly sensitive data, such as financial information or health records. MongoDB is a non-relational, or noSQL database that has quickly become one of the world’s biggest database players, competing with large incumbent companies like Oracle and Microsoft […]

SvKMS demos

NEW SvKMS Demos: Initializing a Multi-Node Cluster and Configuring StorMagic SvKMS with Different Applications

StorMagic SvKMS is a one-of-a-kind key management solution, designed specifically for modern encryption infrastructures. It simplifies complex security configurations by providing a centralized, one-stop approach to key management and enables customers to deploy encryption wherever they need it – whether at the edge, datacenter, or cloud. SvKMS delivers the following benefits to customers:  Flexible: SvKMS […]

Financial

StorMagic SvSAN: Modern, Virtualized Storage for Banks and Financial Organizations

Banks and financial services organizations are faced with unique challenges when it comes to IT solutions and managing data. In regard to data storage in particular, financial institutions are often plagued with expensive and outdated architecture, slow speeds, and disruptive downtime. As these organizations begin researching ways to upgrade and modernize their IT, they are […]

edge in a box

Edge in a Box: Simple, Cost-Effective and Lean Solution Delivers 100% Uptime for Any Edge or Small Datacenter Location

Together, StorMagic, Schneider Electric, and HPE are revolutionizing the way edge computing environments manage their IT systems. We’ve collaborated to launch a new, all-inclusive solution called “Edge in a Box.” This one-of-a-kind offering enables edge sites to process, manage, and store data in minutes, with one of the leanest solutions on the market. Its low […]

Nutanix encryption

Meet Security and Regulatory Requirements with SvKMS and Nutanix Encryption

As technologies produce new means of creating, using, and benefiting from vast data stores, they also confront new security risks and regulatory requirements — especially for sensitive data.   Nutanix is a cloud computing company, leading the market in hyperconverged infrastructure appliances and software-defined storage. Nutanix’s software delivers a full infrastructure stack that integrates compute, virtualization, […]

software-defined storage

The Evolution of Software-Defined Storage and the Virtual SAN

Hyperconvergence and software-defined-storage (SDS) have come a long way in recent times and branched into areas that were thought impossible, just a few years ago.  IT has always been about eliminating single points of failure. Roll back to the 90s and early 00s when companies ran their applications and services on bare-metal servers; the idea […]

compliance

An Introduction to Regulatory Compliance and Data Protection

With personal data becoming more important and bountiful in a digital and virtual world, the importance of regulatory compliance and data protection, storage, and management has also increased. Major regulations exist in several specific sectors, including, in the US, healthcare (HIPAA and HiTech), financial services (PCI-DSS and GLBA), biotechnology (FDA) and the energy industry, and […]

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood Ski Resort Reduces Hardware Requirements and Costs by 33% with StorMagic SvSAN

Based in Oregon, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers visitors skiing, snowboarding, and panoramic views from its 7,300-foot elevation. The resort was previously utilizing a physical SAN appliance to manage its point-of-sale transactional data. They decided to update and virtualize their IT environment with HPE StoreVirtual, which was later discontinued. Earlier this year, StorMagic’s SvSAN virtual […]

Virtual SAN

Looking to Reduce Your IT Budget? Consider Switching to a Virtual SAN

There are a number of benefits associated with transitioning from traditional, physical storage infrastructure and switching to a virtual SAN (virtual storage network). However, one of the most notable and advantageous for organizations, at the edge and beyond, is the significant cost savings delivered by making the switch.  Traditional datacenter models require a physical NAS […]

encryption key management cloud

Best Practices For Encryption Key Management When Storing Data in the Cloud

The proliferation of cloud-based services has radically simplified day-to-day data management and decreased overhead costs for many businesses. It is currently estimated that more than 60% of organizations have moved to cloud-based data systems, with many using the cloud to store sensitive information. At the same time however, cloud technology has brought with it a […]