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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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Could SvSAN save you from disaster?

Storm season is upon us. Hurricanes cause around $400 mil in damage and kill around 70 people on average, in the United States, every year. Thousands of businesses are affected, with many experiencing downtime and power outages that lasts days and weeks, and some SMEs are taking years to get back on track – many […]

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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Is your boss a little out of date on current technology?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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Amsterdam Airport “Flies” for 6 Consecutive Years with SvSAN

StorMagic recently announced a customer success with one of the globe’s most well-known airports: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Using SvSAN, the airport has achieved six years of continuous uptime and counting, which exceeds its 99.8 percent uptime SLA. Schiphol integrated Dell PowerEdge R520 servers with a VMWare vSphere 5.5 hypervisor and StorMagic SvSAN Advanced Edition software […]

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The Results are in: VMware Expert Tests SvSAN

By: Mark Christie and Kevin Mooney Enterprise IT community Gestalt IT recently conducted an independent product review of StorMagic SvSAN 6.2 with Fornetix Key Orchestration. Lab reviewer Paul Woodward Jr., a VMware expert and systems engineer, thoroughly tested the solution, including its primary enhancement, data-at-rest encryption. The review is an unbiased look at SvSAN, and […]

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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 […]

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Are You Edge?

Edge computing is one of the big trends for 2018. Huge companies are adopting the technology and more branch sites than ever are recording and storing data. But what does edge mean? It feels like the definition keeps on changing, and the concept is as mysterious as bitcoin, Facebook’s privacy policy, and the Krabby Patty […]

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Try Before you Buy: Encrypting at the Edge

Soon after the GDPR compliance deadline passed, we hosted a joint webcast on the state of industry to explore how the game has changed. Titled “Encryption’s Evolution in Today’s GDPR Compliant World”, attendees learned how GDPR is impacting the encryption landscape at the edge, along with customer examples and tips for implementing data-at-rest encryption with […]

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Could the key to developing smart cities lie at the edge?

In an effort to find a sustainable way of living, more and more is being invested into developing smart cities, which will harness the power of the cloud and the edge. Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing projects are being adopted to power autonomous vehicle systems, and the technology is […]

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Leveraging the Internet of Things? The cloud is not your holy grail

Even 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 […]

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Is your edge site a cybersecurity weakpoint?

What do you picture when you think of cyber crime? Gangs stealing credit card details? Computer whizzes hacking organizations and stealing data? Physical cyber-security attacks are probably not the first thing that come to mind. However, we are living in a time where demand for computing power is at an all time high and there […]

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Could virtual SANs provide the edge in F1?

Formula One relies on gifted drivers in peak physical condition, paired with advanced technology. In a sport where every hundredth of a second counts, decisions such as when to pit the car are crucial and require high tech sensors, linked to data centers that can process the information quickly. F1 requires powerful and agile infrastructure. […]

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SvSAN 6.2 Launch with Extended Trade in Promo

We’re delighted to announce general availability of SvSAN 6.2. The famously cost-effective, flexible and simple virtual storage solution has now been upgraded to provide military-grade encryption at the edge, for the same low price (which is 85% less than competitor solutions). So, what’s new: Data Encryption: data is encrypted as it is written to the […]

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An Amazing Week at Cisco Live

We’ve just got back from an outstanding week at Cisco Live. We were there to talk about: The general release of SvSAN 6.2 (with Data Encryption), our first edge appliance – designed to seamlessly support Citrix cloud services – and how SvSAN can be adopted with Cisco’s UCS servers to create a cost-effective, simple, highly […]

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Upcoming Webcast: The Post-GDPR Impact on Edge-based Encryption

On June 22, Fornetix and StorMagic will team up to discuss the current state of the encryption landscape now that GDPR is officially in place. With the long-awaited compliance deadline now in the rearview mirror, how are end users coping with the challenges that come along with change? The recent spike in encryption adoption at […]

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Global Trends in Data Security: Threats and the Rise of Encryption

Thales, one of the leading providers of data security solutions has recently released their annual Data Threat Report for 2018. This report analyzes data from 1,200 senior security managers from 11 countries from around the globe, including the US, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Japan, India, and Sweden. The report shows that spending on IT security […]

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Where Could the Edge Take Us Next?

Edge computing allows us to process data in remote areas that often suffer from low connectivity. This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for recording and processing data, which has seen an increase in the adoption of edge computing into major technological development. Here are just three cool examples from this week…   […]

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Cisco Live: Sneak Peaks and Giveaways

Cisco Live US, Orlando, Florida is mere days away and the team is very excited: meetings are being booked, everyone has been given their own bright yellow StorMagic polo shirts, and months of planning have all come together. There’s going to be a lot going on at the event, so to make sure that you […]

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SvSAN Overview Part Three: Deployment Methods

Welcome to the final installment of a three part blog, providing a technical overview of StorMagic SvSAN. Part one of the blog provided a brief overview of SvSAN and outlined how you can decide whether hyperconverged infrastructure or server SAN is right for you. The second part explored SvSAN in more depth, and this part […]

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Simple Storage for Complex Companies

Storage can quickly become complicated as businesses branch out Large organizations know more than most about how difficult it can be to ensure continuity of business operations. Maintaining business up time across multiple branch offices is a big challenge, even for the most experienced of IT administration teams. ‘Inevitability’ is an IT administrator’s sworn enemy. […]

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SvSAN Overview Part Two: SvSAN Summary

Welcome to part two of a three part blog, which aims to provide a technical overview of StorMagic SvSAN. Part one of the blog provided a brief overview of SvSAN and outlined how you can decide whether hyperconverged infrastructure or server SAN is right for you. This part will explore SvSAN in more depth, and […]

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Remote Office Tech Tip: The Impact Of Downtime

Are you prepared for your next IT disaster? Industry averages are of no comfort when your critical applications go down. Downtime is no joke – costing your organization money, productivity, business and potentially customers. Achieving high availability for your applications is critical to highly competitive organizations that undertake manufacturing automation, real-time analytics, and supply chain […]

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SvSAN Overview Part One: Hyperconverged vs server SAN

Welcome to part one of a three part blog, which aims to provide a technical overview of StorMagic SvSAN. Part one of the blog will provide a brief overview of SvSAN and outline how you can decide whether hyperconverged infrastructure or server SAN is right for you, part two will explore SvSAN in more depth, […]

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GDPR Final Countdown: Are You Encrypting Yet?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is dominating headlines along with messages around severe fines and penalties for not meeting compliance. Is your organization prepared? If you haven’t put systems in place to protect your stored data then you are cutting it very tight, but StorMagic is here to help. The most common question […]

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Performing for Performance

Virtualization is driving itself toward replacing onsite hardware and running from the “cloud”. This is something that we believe is very achievable, but there is one comment or concern I hear often: “But it wouldn’t be able to compete against physical hardware” Physical Storage performance is dependent on the hardware, just as virtual storage solutions […]

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An Amazing Week at Citrix Synergy

We’re making our way back from an outstanding week at Citrix Synergy. Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the booth. You may have seen that we announced some very important news at the event:  StorMagic has teamed up with Cisco and Citrix to launch the first edge appliance designed specifically for […]

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Connecting the Edge to the Citrix Cloud

At the start of the week we announced the general availability of StorMagic’s direct connectivity to Citrix Cloud, and the first edge appliance designed specifically for Citrix Workspace Services. The solution combines Cisco infrastructure with Citrix technology, delivering a compelling hybrid cloud solution available globally. StorMagic has enabled direct connection between Citrix Cloud and any […]

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Cryptsoft to deliver KMIP technologies within SvSAN

SvSAN with Data Encryption brings military-grade encryption to the edge, for 85% less than competitors. But, we don’t do it all ourselves and we partner with some of the world’s leaders in the security space. On the key management side, we’ve already announced that we are working with Key Management System (KMS) suppliers Fornetix and […]

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Citrix Synergy Exclusive Show Preview with VMBlog

We’ve got big things planned for this year’s Citrix Synergy, so big that we’ve decided to upgrade our stand – we can now be found on booth #503 – to accommodate the launch. We ran an exclusive Q & A session with VMBlog, to give Citrix Synergy visitors a hint at what we’re bringing to […]

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Hardware DOESN’T Matter at the Edge

Hardware vendors will promote the message that hardware is a crucial element of any hyperconverged infrastructure solution.  They’d be right, to a degree, that the solution is advanced software running on hardware, therefore dependent on that hardware. However StorMagic SvSAN is focused at edge environments, where hardware flexibility helps keep costs down while still delivering […]

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RSA Conference 2018 Recap

StorMagic at RSA Conference A huge thank you to everyone who came to see us in Fornetix’s booth at RSA last week in San Francisco. We had such a great time, the Fornetix team did a brilliant job, and our CMO, Bruce Kornfeld really enjoyed speaking to visitors about data security at the edge during […]

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Lending a Hans at the Home Depot Charity Event

Last week StorMagic CEO, Hans O’Sullivan, travelled to New Orleans to join The Home Depot team for a charity event. , They worked with Rebuilding Together New Orleans and The Green Project to rebuild the homes of two veterans, which were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The veterans, Charles Heisser and Henry Martin, had been living […]

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Drinks are on us!

StorMagic CMO, Bruce Kornfeld is the undoubted life and soul of any StorMagic social gathering and now the lucky attendees of the RSA conference 2018 will all be able to have some free #BeersWithBruce He’ll be at the show, on the Fornetix booth (#741 South) and will be able to answer any questions you may […]

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Ready to upgrade that old hyperconverged or software-defined storage solution? Part I

Today, IT professionals have many choices on how to solve server/storage/networking requirements in the datacenter and at the edge. Hyperconverged appliances and software-defined storage solutions have emerged as an excellent alternative to traditional 3-tiered architecture and many have already deployed these solutions. If you deployed these solutions some time ago ago then you are now […]

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GDPR on the Edge

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerns your marketing department, it’s not your problem, right? The most common question asked to businesses after a data breach is whether or not the data was encrypted. After GDPR comes into effect, any data set including European data subjects will be expected to be fully encrypted, as standard. The […]

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The Launch of SvSAN with Data Encryption

Data security is a hot topic, it seems like new stories of data breaches and ransomware are being reported every week. Regulations like GDPR are being put in place to force companies to take more care than ever to use people’s information responsibly. One area of data security that is often overlooked is encrypting data […]

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Channel Growth and the Rise of the Edge

Channel Growth and the Rise of the Edge By John Glendenning, SVP Sales and Business Development, StorMagic   Edge computing is on the rise because more data is being generated outside the traditional datacenter than inside. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has emerged as the ideal solution for remote and branch offices, retail stores, distribution centers, small […]

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Data Centre World 2018 Recap

StorMagic at Data Centre World Last week, we exhibited at Data Centre World at the ExCel in London. We had a great time and would like to thank everyone that came to say ‘hi’ and find out more about the innovative solutions that StorMagic supply. This year’s Data Centre World exceeded all expectations, the team […]

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New white paper: Understanding & Implementing Storage Performance Analysis

How do you know if your storage infrastructure meets your requirements? Our latest published white paper deals with the concept of storage performance analysis. Having a complete understanding of your requirements and how your infrastructure should be designed to best meet them is critical to avoiding over-provisioning which can be costly, time consuming and inefficient. […]

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Remote Office Tech Tip: Minimizing Hardware Footprint

Reduce complexity and lower costs When it’s not possible to utilize the cloud to run applications at your remote sites, you need infrastructure that is simple, lightweight and low cost. By making sure you’re minimizing hardware footprint, you will ensure your storage solution is less complex and thus easier to manage, while also considerably cheaper. […]

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Case Study Spotlight: ANA Aeroportos

Keeping Lisbon Airport moving with a cost effective solution maintaining uptime for vital docking systems Making sure planes can quickly and safely dock is a critical element in an airport’s operation. At Lisbon Airport, known also as Humberto Delgado Airport, the Portuguese airport authority, ANA Aeroportos, required a cost effective yet reliable solution to eliminate […]

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Remote Office Tech Tip: Split Brain

Preventing the problem of data corruption Split brain is the name given to the phenomenon witnessed when two servers lose connection but continue operating. As the servers aren’t synchronized, they write data independently, causing that data to become corrupted. Watch our short handy tech tip below to find out why split brain can end up […]

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Recorded Webinar Now Available: High Stakes High Availability

On-demand recording of StorMagic’s latest webinar is now available to watch The latest installment in the StorMagic Webinar Series, “High Stakes High Availability”, can now be watched on-demand at your leisure. Broadcast on Thursday March 8th, the webinar examined the concept of high availability and what is required to create highly available shared storage, using […]

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Case Study Spotlight: Mills & Reeve

High availability to maintain productivity A full service law firm with multiple locations in the UK and 930 staff, Mills & Reeve provide services to individuals and businesses, including leading health, education, real estate and insurance sector clients. IT is critical to their business – and downtime needs to be avoided at all costs. Dave […]

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Remote Office Tech Tip: The Impact Of Downtime

Are you prepared for your next IT disaster? Industry averages are of no comfort when your critical applications go down. Downtime is no joke – costing your organization money, productivity, business and potentially customers. Achieving high availability for your applications is critical to highly competitive organizations that undertake manufacturing automation, real-time analytics, and supply chain […]

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Don’t Miss Our Next Webinar On Thursday March 8

  Just how far can you push the concept of high availability at the edge? Is it possible to safeguard application uptime in remote and demanding environments? Find out why location, cost or connectivity shouldn’t have to jeopardize your application uptime in our next webinar, “High Stakes High Availability” on Thursday March 8th. In this […]

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SvSAN: Perfect For Multi-Site Deployments

Edge computing (remote and branch office) management is a huge cost driver for mid-to large-size organizations. Additional hardware, inconsistent technical support, and an inability to scale the benefits of virtualization are just a few of the challenges facing IT Managers today. SvSAN is a unique virtual storage applicance (VSA) that is not restricted by traditional […]

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A Simple Solution for a Complex Problem

More branches, more problems? Large organization operations are more complex than the average business, and one of the main factors that compounds this complexity is the management of multiple sites. When it comes to choosing and deploying an enterprise storage solution, this is especially true. Imagine the workload required of central IT administrators when it […]

Retail Store Infrastructure: Less Is More

Retail Store Infrastructure: Less Is More

Sign of the times: changes in retail IT The mindset towards onsite IT has changed drastically. Over the years there has been a distinct move away from the traditional hefty store IT infrastructure towards more investment into implementing streamlined environments that are decentralized in application control but centralized in management. For retail IT, ensuring uptime […]

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Don’t Miss Out, Resellers: Edge Spending On The Rise

  Edge IT spending is on the rise If you have focused your IT solutions and services only on meeting data center requirements, you could be missing out on tremendous opportunities in edge, remote and branch office (ROBO) IT. Despite all the excitement around applications as a service and moving services to “a cloud,” many […]

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Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability Part 2

Continued from Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability Part 1 What is the impact of cloud on availability? With cloud adoption rising, many organizations see it as a longer-term solution to providing a home for their infrastructure and data, primarily to reduce the cost of in-house IT, but also to improve service. So what effect does this […]