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 cost and compact design makes it ideal for businesses operating at the network edge, or small datacenter locations, where space and resources are often limited. 

Edge in a Box combines StorMagic SvSAN software, Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, and HPE ProLiant servers into a single, consolidated, hyperconverged architecture. Schneider Electric’s self-contained, secure, wall-mountable product is great for organizations with small physical locations – such as retail stores, remote facilities, or branch offices. The joint system is simple and fast to deploy, enables 100% uptime, and can be managed remotely, making it beneficial for businesses that do not have onsite IT staff at every location. 

The complete solution can be tailored to meet exact customer requirements and includes the following components:

  • Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center – This fully integrated infrastructure solution is composed of a unique wall-mountable low-profile enclosure, APC Smart-UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), and customizable physical security, remote management, and servicing options.
  • Any Two x86 Servers – HPE ProLiant Servers are a great option to be configured with Edge in a Box, as they are pre-integrated with the other components and ideally suited for edge environments. However, the solution supports any standard-width x86 server, with any combination of disk drive, memory and processor. 
  • Server Virtualization Software – Customers can choose from VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or open-source Linux KVM hypervisors. 
  • StorMagic SvSAN Software – SvSAN provides storage virtualization, high availability and a lightweight remote witness that can manage up to 1,000 edge sites. Learn more about how SvSAN works in edge environments, in these StorMagic customer case studies: Sheetz Inc., CAE S.p.A, Eon, Fitesa, Oxford University 

“IT teams must be able to quickly deliver what the business needs – simplicity, low-cost and 100 percent uptime to ensure confidence that  business critical applications are always running,” said Bruce Kornfeld, Chief Marketing and Product Officer, StorMagic. “By combining StorMagic SvSAN with APC by Schneider Electric infrastructure and servers from HPE, customers can work with their integration partner of choice to customize, build and deploy ‘Edge in a Box’ solutions that meet their budget and space requirements.”

Check out Schneider Electric’s latest announcement about Edge in a Box, and our solution brief, to learn more about our joint solution and why it’s perfect for edge computing and small datacenter environments.

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