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 […]
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 […]
DAM solutions are software-based systems that help organizations manage their digital assets, through a central and controlled platform.
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 […]
StorMagic is dedicated to making the complex simple for edge computing environments and has been developing solutions for the edge for years. We understand the unique challenges that edge computing customers face and strive to tailor products that are customized to meet the specific needs of the edge. To further validate our commitment to serving […]
What is Trusted Computing? Trusted Computing is a broad term that refers to technologies and proposals that aims to make computing more secure through hardware enhancements and associated software modifications. It can be broken down into four different categories: Memory Curtaining: Provides full isolation of sensitive areas of memories, and keeps memory from being read […]
HPE Discover 2021, a free virtual event, takes place this week (June 22-24) and StorMagic is thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at the show! About HPE Discover Attendees that register for HPE Discover will gain access to an exclusive experience and vast assortment of valuable resources. This unique event, which is anticipated […]
Founded in June 2006, StorMagic is proud to be celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. In honor of turning 15 years old, we pulled together the following blog post, providing our readers with a list of 15 things you didn’t already know about StorMagic — but wish you did. 15 Things You Didn’t Know About […]
According to Gartner, by 2025 more than 85% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production. Container adoption is on the rise, with edge computing environments as the next frontier for containers adoption. To help customers deploy containers at the edge, we are thrilled to announce the availability of a new offering — […]
StorMagic and APC by Schneider Electric’s all-inclusive Shop in a Box solution is the leanest edge computing retail solution on the market. This one-of-a-kind offering enables retail stores to process, manage and store data in minutes. It is ideal for retailers who operate at the network edge where space and resources are often limited, delivering […]
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), the need for computation at the edge is increasing rapidly. Edge computing is becoming more popular around the world for businesses that require compute resources to be closer to data sources, such as remote offices, manufacturing plants, oil refineries, […]
Have you heard the big news? StorMagic has acquired the assets of SoleraTec, a video and digital asset management software company, and launched a new solution, StorMagic ARQvault. This announcement marks an important milestone in StorMagic’s history, as we’ve released a new product completely unlike any other solution we’ve developed before and entered an entirely […]
StorMagic understands that each organization has different needs when it comes to encryption key management, which is why we’ve introduced three new tiers for our SvKMS solution, as well as a new pricing model. We’ve also released a new update to SvKMS — version 2.6. This latest edition of SvKMS includes new integrations and an […]
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 […]
Data compliance is a term used to describe formal standards and practices for ensuring sensitive data is protected from loss, theft, corruption, and misuse.
StorMagic has joined the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program, and our encryption key management solution, SvKMS, has been validated with Nutanix data encryption and their AHV hypervisor. What Does This Mean? SvKMS has been named a Nutanix Ready validated solution, for customers looking to implement a third party key manager with Nutanix built-in encryption, […]
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 — […]
Earlier this week, we announced that StorMagic joined the Active Archive Alliance. We are excited to be a part of this unique organization, which is dedicated to providing end-users with technical expertise and guidance to design and implement modern solutions for data growth challenges. StorMagic is in good company as a new sponsor of the […]
Last week, we proudly announced that StorMagic received a 5-star rating in the 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide — for the third year running. StorMagic is dedicated to providing its partners with high-quality tools to facilitate a hassle-free selling process, when positioning its products in opportunities. We are a 100% channel focused company and are […]
Under its vSphere 6.5 release, VMware enabled the ability to encrypt VMs for data-at-rest encryption, a tried-and-true data security approach. This capability has continued through vSphere versions 6.7 and 7.0, and is now available for vSAN encryption. While VMware has made turning on encryption easy, customers require a third-party key management server (KMS) that supports […]
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 […]
StorMagic has a long history of supporting compatibility with many different server vendors and hypervisors, for our high availability storage solution, SvSAN. Hypervisors provide the foundation for virtualization platforms and there are several options to pick from, from traditional vendors to open source alternatives. VMware is a popular choice for virtualization, along with the ESXi […]
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 is a term used to describe the practice of defending networks, devices, applications, and data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
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 […]
We are excited to announce that SvKMS is now officially certified as a third-party encryption key management solution for Commvault encrypted backups. Commvault is a data management company that specializes in backup and recovery, cloud and infrastructure management, retention, and compliance. Nowadays, there is an increased need to protect data that exists in disparate environments […]
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, […]
According to the research firm Gartner, the events of 2020 have accelerated cloud adoption to the point that technology leaders should follow “cloud first” as a guiding principle. However, while “cloud first” may be the new standard, data still exists in multiple locations across the enterprise and a “security first” paradigm goes hand-in-hand with cloud […]
Bring Your Own Key (BYOK), also referred to as Customer Supplied Encryption Keys (CSEK), is a model of encryption key management that enables customers to take full control of their encryption keys when storing data in the cloud. It allows them to use their own encryption key management software to store their encrypted keys outside of the cloud, instead of in the cloud, alongside their data.
Organizations around the world are becoming more reliant on technology for everyday operations, and the demand for IT resources continues to grow exponentially. Many of today’s IT managers are faced with the challenge of implementing solutions that reduce their organization’s carbon footprints, without sacrificing performance or productivity. In this blog, we share several tips on […]
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 […]
We are thrilled to announce that we were selected as a top performer in the “GigaOm Radar for Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Small-to-Medium Enterprises and Edge” report. With 13 total HCI vendors in the running, GigaOm selected StorMagic SvSAN as a leading solution for SMEs and edge computing sites. GigaOm is a technology research and analysis company, […]
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 […]
2020 is coming to a close, and oh what a year it has been. Over the past 12 months, the Coronavirus pandemic swept the globe and changed the world significantly. COVID-19 not only had an impact on our personal lives, but also our work lives. Many employees were forced to transition to remote work, which […]
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 (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 […]
The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is a universal language for secure data management across platforms. It was developed by the Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), with the purpose of enabling communication between key management systems and cryptographically-enabled applications.
Gartner has released its annual Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) research note, and StorMagic is proud to have been recognized in the report for its ability to execute and completeness of vision, for the third time. As in reports prior, StorMagic was identified as a “Niche Player” in the 2020 Magic Quadrant, which we […]
StorMagic is excited to announce that we’ve been named a winner in the 2020 Storage Awards. We were selected as the winner in the “Hyperconvergence Vendor of the Year” category, recognizing our SvSAN product, which enables highly available virtualized storage within hyperconverged infrastructures (HCIs). In 2019, StorMagic was named a runner up in the “Software-Defined […]
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, […]
While cyber security is incredibly important, organizations are beginning to realize that they need to take their data protection strategies a step further. The term “cyber resilience” is becoming more prevalent, as a means of describing an organization’s ability to continue operating and to uphold the integrity of their data, even in the event of a breach.
Everyone has made a trip to the pharmacy at some point in their lives. But have you ever stopped to think about the technologies pharmacies utilize and how much data they’re generating, sharing, and storing on a daily basis? There are many steps that go into the process of getting the right medication into the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many of today’s organizations are producing, sharing, and storing mass amounts of sensitive information on a regular basis. As the volume of critical data being generated and circulated around the globe has increased over time, so too have threats of hacking and cyber attacks. Security and risk management (SRM) staff are being driven by an […]
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 […]
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 […]
With winter fast approaching, many of us are hoping to get out and enjoy some of the season’s most sought after sports. Recently, as I was considering where best to plan our own family trip, I was reminded of a customer story published by one of our key Alliance Partners, StorMagic. The company is one […]
Encryption is the process of protecting data by changing it from a readable form to an unreadable form. It uses complex algorithms to “scramble” and therefore protect data – as it’s unreadable and can’t be accessed.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Virtualized storage, or storage virtualization, is a technological concept developed within the past few decades. It enables organizations to remove the traditional boundaries of physical storage devices, by abstracting the disks and drives, and presenting them as a single, centralized pool of storage capacity.
A virtual storage area network (SAN) is a software-based component that provides a virtualized ‘pool’ of storage to multiple virtual machines (VMs) and applications. In order to achieve this, data is passed (shared) between servers over a network using a protocol such as iSCSI or fibre channel.
As the volume of data being created, managed and stored by organizations around the world increases and diversifies, it becomes ever more important to have a data security and protection plan in place. Encryption is a tried-and-tested form of data protection. However, one of the challenges of effective data encryption involves the security, storage, and […]
Data is the lifeblood of an organization. Whether it be customer data stored in a database, or a record of transactions that’s part of a larger order management system, data is what fuels the modern enterprise. As more and more companies store their data across the cloud, multiple clouds, and hybrid-systems, protecting that data has […]
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 […]
Rapid developments in digital and mobile technologies are making edge computing more prevalent and critical to the success of businesses across a wide range of industries. Organizations that are implementing edge computing technology are commonly faced with deciding which is better suited for their environment – hardware or software RAID. But how do you know […]
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 […]