About StorMagic

Making virtual SANs simple for edge computing

What does StorMagic do?

StorMagic is making the complex simple for edge computing environments, and we’re leading the industry in bringing the edge to the core - datacenter and cloud.

Our storage and security products are simple, lightweight and cost-effective without sacrificing enterprise-class features for organizations with one to thousands of sites.

SvSAN is a highly available two-node virtual SAN designed for hyperconverged edge and small datacenter sites. SvKMS is a flexible and robust encryption key manager for edge, datacenter and cloud. More than 1,300 customers worldwide have chosen StorMagic to lower costs, ensure data security and uptime, and simplify operations.

Across many industries including retail stores, factories, hospitals, universities and even wind farms and oil rigs, we are helping organizations tackle the modernization and optimization of their IT infrastructure. StorMagic was founded in 2006 with a vision to simplify the storage and security landscape with solutions that minimize hardware and do not require specialist skills to deploy and manage. We enable organizations to free themselves from cost and complexity - physical SANs, HSMs (hardware security modules), and other legacy hardware.

Unlike our competitors who try to overcome the limitations of edge environments by forcing customers to adopt over-provisioned datacenter-class solutions, we at StorMagic have specifically designed our software for demanding, and often harsh environments where resources, space and budgets are limited. Our product strategy is to integrate the edge and the core so that organizations can seamlessly manage their entire infrastructure - edge, datacenter and cloud.

StorMagic Senior Management Team

Brian Grainger

Chief Revenue Officer and Board Member

Brian Grainger joined StorMagic in 2019 and currently serves as the company’s chief revenue officer and as a member of the board of directors. With more than 25 years’ experience in the data storage industry, Brian leads StorMagic’s global sales expansion and advises the board on overall corporate strategy. He previously spent 18 years with Spectra Logic, including the last eight years as its chief sales officer. Brian has also held sales and management positions OnStream, Gates/Arrow and Connor Peripherals.

Bruce Kornfeld

Chief Marketing and Product Officer

Bruce is an experienced technology executive who has held leadership roles in marketing, product management, alliances and business development in the storage, server, networking and software industries. He joined StorMagic in 2017, and serves as chief marketing and product officer, where he is responsible for all aspects of global marketing, product management and alliances for the company. Prior to joining StorMagic, Bruce held marketing and product leadership positions at Compellent, Dell and NCR. He helped Compellent grow its revenue from $9M to more than $150M, which led to their IPO and eventual sale to Dell for $960M, and was instrumental in building and growing Dell’s first storage division to over $1bn.

Jeff MacMillan

Chief Technology Officer and Board Member

Jeff MacMillan joined StorMagic in 2020 as its chief technology officer, following the company’s acquisition of KeyNexus, an innovator and designer of encryption key management solutions, which he founded in 2012. As StorMagic’s CTO, Jeff is responsible for the company’s overall product direction and roadmap and manages all engineering teams at the company, located in Bristol, UK and Victoria, Canada. Prior to serving as CEO and founder of Dark Matter Labs, (which later became KeyNexus), Jeff held positions as director, working groups at the Canadian Cloud Council; president and CEO at Charge It Payment Solutions; and as a combat systems engineering officer in the Canadian Navy, where he worked in communications security, secure command and control system software development. Jeff earned a bachelor’s of engineering degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Ian Davies

Chief Financial Officer

Ian Davies joined StorMagic in April 2020 as chief financial officer (CFO) to manage its financial, human resource and business support operations. He has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership and finance roles in a wide range of SME businesses and sectors, many with a focus on innovative technology. Ian also has extensive commercial and international experience, having led complex contract negotiations, scale-ups and acquisitions, across Europe and North America. Ian holds an honours degree in engineering from the University of Manchester and is a chartered accountant with FCA and BFP certification from the ICAEW.

Sally Duckworth

Chairman of the Board

Sally is an experienced Director in both C level Executive and Non Executive roles for early stage and growth businesses. After qualifying as an ACA she moved to JP Morgan as an investment banker and then became an early stage technology investor at Quester Capital Management. Sally has worked with the management team at StorMagic since the outset, helping to set up, fund and grow the business. She provides advice on a broad range of areas including: sales and marketing; business development; human resources and finance. Furthermore, in 2018 Sally was named in the Female FTSE Board Report's 100 Women to Watch.

Andy Monshaw

Member of Board of Directors

Andy joined StorMagic in June 2018, as a member of the board of directors. He currently serves as CCO of Alight Solutions, and is the former CEO of NGAHR (Acquired by Alight November 2019), CEO Pulse Secure, and previously held CFO, COO and General management positions at IBM. For the first 19 years of his career, he led various financial organizations at IBM, and for the last decade he led several of the global business units including IBM’s global Data Storage unit. Andy worked and lived in the US, Japan and Europe. He currently serves on the boards of several start-ups, community and not-for-profit organizations.

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“StorMagic’s SvSAN enables us to cost effectively implement simple, 2-server highly available systems with minimal hardware requirements.”

Uwe Fischer | Head of Asset Information Systems | E.ON

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“As the sole IT support resource for the Eeklo factory, it is my responsibility to ensure we have real-time failover so that production is never interrupted. StorMagic SvSAN gives me this confidence.”

David Tourny | Ontex