Mills & Reeve

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 […]

Downtime Tech Tip

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Simple Solution, Complex Problem

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 […]

Resellers, don’t miss out: edge spending on the rise

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 […]

Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability

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 […]

Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability

Deep Dive: Cloud Service Availability Part 1

  Avoiding downtime and ensuring maximum service availability or uptime is a critical requirement for many organizations that operate around the clock. Fundamentally, this requirement applies to IT infrastructure that supports the business, no matter where it is located – from centralized data centers to remote sites and more recently the “cloud”. In this article […]

Feature Focus: SvSAN's Lightweight Remote Witness

Feature Focus: SvSAN’s Lightweight Remote Witness

By Luke Pruen, Technical Services Director at StorMagic StorMagic has a major focus on edge computing with SvSAN. The product has truly been developed with the challenges of remote management and functional requirements in mind. A key component of this is reducing the amount of hardware required at an edge location where SvSAN can start […]

How To Solve A Problem Like Branch Modernization

How To Solve A Problem Like Branch Modernization

IT budgets have never been tighter for many organizations. However, it’s important to have the ability to meet the needs of infrastructure scaling while keeping critical data safe and accessible. IT budgets have never been tighter for many organizations. However, it’s important to have the ability to meet the needs of infrastructure scaling while keeping critical […]

Hyperconvergence for the edge

How hyperconvergence offers a great ROI for the edge

Continual data growth, storage and IT administration budgets and minimal downtime are concerns that echo back to us from a large proportion of storage managers that manage edge, remote office and branch office (ROBO) storage. Presented with a conventional set-up with storage arrays, drives, memory and CPUs engineered together, storage managers can find themselves with […]

virtual storage appliances

6 Reasons To Use Virtual Storage Appliances For Your Branch Offices

In this blog, we’ll discuss six reasons why you should consider implementing virtual storage appliances (VSAs) across your branch office sites.  1) VSAs Provide Cost-Effective Shared Storage Virtual Storage Appliances are extremely cost-effective – not only from a point of sale aspect, but also from the perspective of daily operations. It’s easy to see where […]


Case Study Spotlight: TDK

  Internationally recognized excellence  Founded in the 1930s as a ferrite producer, TDK has since gone on to become an internationally recognized electronics components manufacturer. Their products can be found in everything from modern smartphones, computers, electrical appliances, industrial equipment and automobiles. TDK’s European offices needed a highly available solution to ensure that their business-critical […]

Cisco Live Barcelona

Cisco Live Europe 2018 Recap

The StorMagic team had a great time in Barcelona! From Tuesday January 30th to Thursday 1st February, StorMagic exhibited in the World of Solutions at Cisco Live Europe 2018 in Barcelona. Our team had a great time in the World of Solutions, and we had some fantastic conversations with attendees from all corners of Europe […]

White Paper Spotlight: Storage Switzerland Briefing Note

Can hyperconvergence work at the edge? Edge computing, remote offices, branch offices, small data centers, and IoT use cases are on the rise – and research suggests that growth in these areas isn’t due to slow down any time soon. For use cases such as remote offices, the ideal solution is often a small data […]


Hyper-Converged goes Hyper-Affordable

Launching the StorMagic Dell EMC HCI Appliances By Steven Santini, Partner & Alliances Manager at StorMagic I am very happy to finally see these appliances launched – they were born out of some common challenges that I see resellers and consumers alike face on a day to day basis. Like many technologies, hyperconvergence started out life […]

Meet the StorMagic team at Cisco Live Europe 2018

Meet the StorMagic team at Cisco Live Europe 2018

Meet the StorMagic team at Cisco Live Europe 2018! StorMagic is proud to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at this year’s Cisco Live Europe in Barcelona, Spain! Our friendly team will be demonstrating SvSAN and answering questions on booth E22 in the World of Solutions from Tuesday January 30th to Thursday February 1st. Cisco Live […]

E.ON Case Study

Case Study Spotlight: E.ON

“StorMagic’s SvSAN enables us to cost effectively implement simple, 2-server highly available systems with minimal hardware requirements.” E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) division is responsible for the renewable activities of E.ON Group. They are active in generating energy from onshore and offshore wind, biomass, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power. EC&R IT was tasked with delivering […]

high availability success

Remote Office Tech Tip: Delivering High Availability

What do you need to deliver high availability applications? In short, you’ll need at least two virtualized servers and some way for applications to failover between computers. Find out more about how you can achieve high availability and minimize downtime in our quick and simple Remote Office Tech Tip – available now on YouTube! Click […]

always on productivity

Challenges of Delivering ‘Always On’ Productivity

It’s no surprise that today’s organizations demand high levels of application and data availability across the enterprise. But delivering this level of high availability is difficult, particularly because of the additional hardware and management required and the costs and complexities they introduce into the IT landscape. Most organizations have to find ways to deliver what […]

January Theme Preview

January Theme Preview

2018 has arrived, and StorMagic has lots of exciting new content to share over the coming months. This January, we’ll be focusing on a collection of related topics: Resiliency, High Availability and Stretch Clusters. As a reminder: “[availability] is a measure of the percentage uptime, considering the downtime due to faults and other causes such […]

St Josefshaus Case Study Healthcare

Case Study Spotlight: St. Josefshaus

New case study: Germany’s St. Josefshaus St. Josefshaus is a hospital and nursing home in Hausen, Germany that offers services to both young and older people. They provide housing, meals and on-site care for the physically and mentally ill. The servers and storage that support all of the facility’s applications (including Citrix Desktop, back office […]

retail store infrastructure

Virtualized Storage: The Future of Retail Store Infrastructure

Over the years, mindsets towards onsite IT have changed drastically — particularly when it comes to retail store infrastructure. Retail businesses are moving away from traditional storage infrastructure and instead focusing on implementing virtualized storage solutions that are de-centralized in application control, yet centralized in management.  Ensuring high availability of critical applications across stores is […]

White Paper Spotlight: Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

White Paper Spotlight: Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

Check out our latest white paper: Building a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration For businesses across almost all industries, downtime is disastrous. Aside from lost productivity, downtime often results in interrupted service provision, dissatisfied customers and ultimately, lost revenue. The solution is to ensure that IT systems are designed with resiliency in mind – high availability […]

Oxford University Case Study

Case Study Spotlight: Oxford University

  The University of Oxford is an internationally renowned institution that is consistently ranked among the best higher education establishments globally. Oxford’s Faculty of Classics is part of the university’s Humanities Division and is the largest faculty of its kind in the world. As well as educating, it produces world-leading research through its three research […]

Remote OFfice Tech Tip Cloud

Remote Office Tech Tip: When to Avoid the Cloud

Cloud-mania has gripped the minds of many IT professionals in recent years, promising advantages over traditional computing such as simplified disaster recovery, rapid scalability and lower capital expenditure costs. However, many CIO’s will tell you that moving all applications to the Cloud is unrealistic – and potentially dangerous when it comes to organizations that handle […]

Citrix Summit 2018

Meet the StorMagic team at Citrix Summit 2018!

Meet the StorMagic team at Citrix Summit 2018! StorMagic are heading to Anaheim, CA in January to attend Citrix Summit 2018! Come and say ‘hi’ to the team and learn about SvSAN at booth #606 in Hall C. We’ll be exhibiting in the Solutions Expo on Monday January 8 and Tuesday January 9. Throughout the […]

Understanding Storage Performance for HCI Webinar

Understanding Storage Performance for HCI Webinar

Click here to access the webinar recording Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is becoming all the rage, but without a clear idea of requirements it is easy to over-provision – resulting in unnecessary expenditure and over-the-odds maintenance costs. Equally, an under-provisioned solution can lead to premature upgrades in the future and even unwanted downtime. If you’re ready […]

Storage Virtualization: Performance And Capacity Challenges Are Widespread

Storage Virtualization: Performance And Capacity Challenges Are Widespread

While the data storage demands of organizations have increased, many companies’ IT budgets have shrunk. Organizations are seeking to re-evaluate costly and complex traditional storage models, in favour of adopting software-defined storage and hyperconverged solutions. The sometimes ambiguous use of these terms to describe a variety of different virtualization based solutions means challenges of performance, […]

Performing for Performance

Performing for Performance

Virtualization is driving itself toward replacing onsite hardware and running from the “cloud”. This is something that I believe is very achievable in the not so distant future, 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 […]

December Theme Preview

December Theme Preview

Throughout November we focused on HCI deployment – diving into topics such as the pros and cons of ‘build your own’ HCI solutions, and comparing BYO HCI solutions with pre-configured appliances. If you missed out and would like to learn more about this topic, you can browse our full article archive by clicking here. This […]

Black Friday SvSAN

Make Every Day a Black Friday with SvSAN

Make Every Day a Black Friday with SvSAN Black Friday is upon us and while many companies are helping you save money for one day only, here at StorMagic we have a clear message: Make every day a Black Friday for your storage by choosing StorMagic SvSAN! Underpinned by simplicity, cost-effectiveness and flexibility, StorMagic SvSAN […]

Busting All-Flash and HCI Myths

Busting 10 All-Flash and HCI Myths

This article continues on from our previous post: Have you developed ‘must have all-flash’ or ‘shiny new HCI toy’ syndrome? John Glendenning examines (and busts) 10 myths relating to all-flash and HCI solutions. Carrying on from my previous article addressing many IT professionals’ fixation with all-flash and HCI, I’d like to engage in a spot […]

Remote Office Tech Tips

Don’t miss our Remote Office Tech Tips YouTube series

Deploying and optimizing storage across remote sites can be an expensive and time-consuming undertaking for businesses of any size. Click here to access our full Remote Office Tech Tips series! While it may be tempting to cut corners, this can result in costly downtime, overall performance loss and premature upgrades in the future. For businesses […]


New Case Study: The Maho Group

Based on the picturesque Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, The Maho Group has been an established name in the region’s leisure, real estate, gaming and resort industries for over 35 years. The group’s property portfolio includes a number of locations across a range of Caribbean hot spots, as well as resorts at Maho Beach and […]

Solihull VMUG UserCon

Meet StorMagic at the Solihull VMUG UserCon

Head over to booth 13 at the Solihull VMUG UserCon to meet the StorMagic team! StorMagic are proud to announce that our team is heading to Solihull this week to attend the upcoming UK VMUG UserCon. If you’re heading to the UserCon on Thursday 16th November, don’t forget to head over to booth 13 to […]


SvSAN White Paper Spotlight

Our SvSAN white paper has been updated! Implementing effective edge computing solutions can be challenging. Elevated hardware costs and additional maintenance/deployment challenges mean that expanding your operation can quickly become a headache-inducing experience. StorMagic SvSAN makes virtual SANs simple for edge computing: eliminating the need for expensive and high-maintenance physical SANs and simplifying your edge […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Is Your Business Ready For Hyperconverged Infrastructure?

Are you looking for hyperconverged infrastructure? Maybe. I suspect that few of you are actually sending out a request for proposal (RFP) for hyperconverged infrastructure. That’s not how, in my experience, most of you who are IT professionals think about solutions. What you do think about is the fact that you have a budget that […]

The Top 3 Misplaced Concerns in Deploying HCI

What’s Stopping You? The Top 3 Misplaced Concerns in Deploying HCI

Where scalability and ease of deployment are key requirements of storage infrastructure for most distributed organizations, hyper-converged infrastructure models are enjoying a lot of attention from technology evaluators. Research from the likes of ESG and TechTarget’s Storage Market Landscape Study concur that adoption of these integrated computing platforms (ICP) is already high and that a […]


Meet the StorMagic team at the Silicon Valley VMUG UserCon

The Silicon Valley VMUG UserCon is about to begin! StorMagic is proud that announce that we will be sending a team to attend the Silicon Valley VMUG UserCon on Wednesday November 8! Head over to booth 23 at the Doubltree by Hilton San Jose, to meet the StorMagic team and find out how your business […]


Hyperconvergence: How distributed enterprises can benefit from the SDS approach

Why are organizations choosing hyperconverged infrastructure? For SMEs and distributed enterprises, a hyperconverged infrastructure is an attractive proposition in combining compute, storage, networking and virtualization into something that can be scaled out easily and meet the demands of applications across a variety of sectors. A key component within any appropriate hyper-converged proposition is ‘virtualization’, removing the need […]

build your own HCI

Why Build Your Own Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) are a hot topic, it seems that every server vendor in the IT industry is talking about them and have an offering or play in the space. But, what exactly are hyperconverged infrastructures? Simply put, hyper-converged infrastructures are solutions that combine compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single platform. As with […]


New White Paper: BYO vs. Appliance – A Comparison of HCI Deployment

New white paper – available to download now! In line with our November theme (hyperconverged infrastructure deployment), we’re proud to announce the release of our latest white paper: “Build Your Own vs. Appliance – A Comparison of HCI Deployment”. This white paper is ideal for those who are interested in deploying hyperconverged infrastructure and want […]

November Theme Preview

November Theme Preview: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Deployment

November is upon us, and so is the latest StorMagic monthly theme: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Deployment! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting new content on relating to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and how it can help your business by supercharging your storage – regardless of the size of your business or number of branches. HCI […]

predictive storage caching

All-flash arrays, Storage Tiering and Storage Caching

IT shops are always on the lookout for ways to improve application performance without negatively impacting availability and adding cost or complexity. Of course, adding more servers to the environment could do the trick – but comes at a steep cost and in many cases, added complexity (more servers means more things to manage and […]

Ciscp Secure Ops

Case Study Spotlight: Cisco Secure Ops

High security that required high availability Cisco’s Secure Ops is a managed cybersecurity solution for Operational Technology networks. Before implementing SvSAN, their original architecture ran in their datacenter and was dependent on non-HA local storage – intended to minimize downtime and provide a good level of performance for their clients. When they revised the architecture […]


Replacing an Old SAN

Aging SANs put your business at risk Is your SAN getting old? Is the maintenance becoming increasingly expensive and time-consuming? Has it failed recently? Are you running out of much-needed capacity? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then perhaps you’re already looking into replacing your old SAN with a newer […]


Case Study Spotlight: ITsjefen AS

Mission: improve system performance ITsjefen AS is a hosting and managed services provider based in Tronheim, Norway. As part of their mission to offer impeccable highly available service to their customers, Solutions Architect Anders Kringstad realised that they needed to improve system performance. After reviewing the hyperconverged market – and deeming usual suspects unsuitable – […]

simple storage complex business

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. […]

ANA Case Study

Check out our new Case Study: ANA Aeroportos

High-flying storage in Portugal’s top airports ANA Aeroportos manages 10 of Portugal’s biggest and busiest airports including the capital’s largest, Humberto Delgado Airport. As the airport authority for some of Europe’s most important transportation hubs, ANA needed a reliable and flexible solution that fit within their budget constraints. That’s where SvSAN came to the rescue […]

VMUG Boston 2017

VMUG Boston 2017: Meet the StorMagic team!

VMUG Boston is just around the corner! StorMagic is heading to Boston on October 19 for the latest iteration of the city’s VMware User Group meeting! Head over to booth 17 on Thursday to meet the StorMagic team and find out how you can harness the power of SvSAN to achieve your storage goals. Click […]

Closing the performance gap

Close the performance gap with Predictive Storage Caching

New white paper – available to download now! In the spirit of our October theme, we’re proud to announce the release of a brand new Predictive Storage Caching-related white paper: “Closing the Performance Gap – SvSAN Caching”. This white paper is the perfect introduction for those wanting to learn about the practical applications of Predictive […]

If it's not broke don't fix it

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

“If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It” My old man used to drill this statement into me like a copper screw, living firmly by the timeless adage of “if you mess with it, you’re going to break it”. For the most part he was right – everything I played with as a kid often ended […]

iot edge computing

Welcome to the Edge: the Need for IoT Edge Computing

IoT is on the Rise… The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic right now, experiencing dramatic growth, driven by the increased use of connected devices, or endpoints. These devices vary from sensors, actuators, and valves in factories, to home automation control systems (Nest, Apple HomeKit, Philips Hue), to wearable fitness trackers (Fitbit, Garmin), […]