South Africa-based Bloemsec previously used standalone, non-shared storage in its small datacenter. The complicated network lacked redundancy, required manual failovers and caused the headache of downtime during failover events.
Bloemsec recently deployed StorMagic SvSAN as a high availability, hyperconverged solution deployed on a Microsoft Hyper-V failover cluster. SvSAN provides redundant storage between just two nodes, which reduced their need for more hardware, and controlled their costs. Bloemsec has removed the single points of failure and greatly increased uptime since installing SvSAN.
“StorMagic SvSAN is extremely cost effective and easy to use. The software’s simplicity, and the high availability and redundancy features we’ve added make SvSAN an ideal fit for our organization.”
—Vernon van der Westhuizen, managing director of Bloemsec
As recently reported by IT-ONLINE, Key benefits realized since installation include:
Bloemsec chose StorMagic SvSAN for several reasons, including:
- Ease of Set Up: SvSAN can be deployed as a single server, simple 2-node cluster, or multi- node cluster, with the flexibility to meet changing capacity and performance needs.
- Cost Reduction: Eliminates physical SANs by converging compute and storage into a lightweight commodity server footprint thereby dramatically lowering costs.
- Added Redundancy: Unlike physical SANs, StorMagic offers high availability and can be kept online during routine maintenance.
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