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Industrial IoT: From Monitoring Things to Monitoring a Process

Industrial IoT is a natural extension of historical process control systems. In the past, each machine or system had its own monitoring and alerting function, to signal when conditions were out of tolerances for that particular machine. To monitor a process across multiple stages, however, often required the person responsible for process control and quality […]

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Could your disaster recovery plan be less than adequate?

Many disaster recovery plans (DRPs) focus attention on the “big” threats that have the largest impact such as natural disasters and man-made events. While these are all important and need to be both addressed and planned for, the probability of some of these events occurring could be extremely low. Sonny Bennett looks at where organizations […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 5 – Into the future – Software-defined storage

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server consolidation, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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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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Evolution of Storage: Part 4 – Rise of the (virtual) machines – Server virtualization

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server virtualization, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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StorMagic Named as a Top 25 IoT Solution Provider in 2017

CIO Applications Magazine recently announced its Top 25 IoT Solution Providers of 2017, and StorMagic has been included in the list. Software-defined storage has a key part to play in the adoption and expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT). The sheer volume of data generated by IoT applications continues to rise unabated and the […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 3 – Server consolidation and shared SAN/NAS storage

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server consolidation, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 2 – Dawn of shared storage – JBOD arrays

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through JBOD arrays, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely […]

VMware’s new HCI Acceleration Kit (almost) hits the mark

VMware’s new HCI Acceleration Kit (almost) hits the mark

Yesterday at VMworld Las Vegas, as part of their major news release for the day, VMware announced a new HCI offering targeted at distributed IT environments – the HCI Acceleration Kit. We at StorMagic agree with almost everything they are talking about – except the complexity and cost. VMware’s new HCI solution requires three physical […]

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Evolution of Storage: Part 1 – Dedicated Application Resources

Today, organizations are able to choose from a wide variety of technologies when it comes to deploying new storage architecture. Software-defined storage solutions such as StorMagic SvSAN have paved the way for a more cost effective, simple and space-conscious approach to storage – one that contrasts greatly with the physically large and expensive technologies of […]

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Why Now is the Time for an SDS First Strategy

Server virtualization transformed the datacenter and radically simplified server and application deployment. Server utilization became much more efficient, and provisioning new systems much simpler. Because it brought so many benefits to IT, companies began adopting a virtualization first policy as early as 2007. Big organizations like the State of California CIO’s office implemented a virtualization […]

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StorMagic’s SvSAN – Targeting HCI’s ROBO Sweet Spot

Howard Marks from Deep Storage and frequent writer for Network Computing discusses how StorMagic’s approach to software-defined storage is designed to keep costs low while improving performance and maintaining highly available clusters. Over the past ten years hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has gone from leading edge technology to become the fastest growing method for building an IT […]

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Managing IoT Data at the Edge of the Enterprise

StorMagic chairwoman Sally Duckworth explains why the masses of data generated by the Internet of Things matters for data storage and management – both at the edge of the enterprise in remote and branch sites, and within the datacenter. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items […]

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What to Expect in 2017 for Software-Defined Storage

StorMagic CEO Hans O’Sullivan offers his insight into what he believes will be the trends in software-defined storage over the course of 2017. The storage market is in the midst of a revolution: the biggest shift in storage technology since networked attached storage was introduced over 30 years ago. Software-defined storage (SDS) — a technology […]