Description & Choice of Products

StorMagic SvSAN is a software-defined storage solution that eliminates the need for physical SANs whether deployed as part of a hyperconverged solution or as a storage-only target for any server environment. Below is a summary of information relating to StorMagic's products and product options.

Description Notes
Product Line StorMagic SvSAN Additional information about SvSAN can be found here: http://stormagic.com/svsan/
Features SvSAN features and add-ons SvSAN is available as a base license to enable highly available shared storage, and also has two feature add-ons to improve performance and security.

  • Predictive Storage Caching - this performance add-on enables complex caching algorithms to allow SvSAN to better and more efficiently handle data.
  • Data encryption - this security add-on enables data handled by SvSAN to be encrypted, greatly increasing security for each SvSAN cluster.

Please see the feature comparison page for more details: http://stormagic.com/svsan/features/

Capacity Usable capacity SvSAN is a capacity license, based on the amount of usable disk capacity presented to SvSAN, NOT the raw disk capacity of the servers.

Licenses are available in four capacity levels:

  • 2TB
  • 6TB
  • 12TB
  • Unlimited

The licensed usable capacity can be increased to a higher capacity level at any time. However, it is not possible to reduce capacity to a lower level.

SvSAN is sold as either a perpetual or subscription license. Each license contains one license key, with one key needed per server in a cluster. For example, a 2-node SvSAN configuration requires two licenses (two keys).

License type (perpetual) Perpetual SvSAN perpetual licenses are paid for upfront and owned forever. Perpetual license customers are entitled to software upgrades and patches as long as there is a valid maintenance contract in place.

SvSAN perpetual licenses do not include the "Predictive Storage Caching" or "data encryption" add-on features, which must be purchased separately.

A fully featured 2TB evaluation license is available from https://stormagic.com/trial/

License type (subscription) Annual subscription SvSAN is available as a subscription license, purchased for a set term, either 1, 3 or 5 years.

An SvSAN subscription license includes all of the features of a perpetual SvSAN license, as well as the "Predictive Storage Caching" and "data encryption" add-on features.

SvSAN subscription licenses also include Platinum-level maintenance and support for the whole of the purchased subscription term.

License type (subscription) 'Pay-as-you-go' monthly Available to approved members of StorMagic's cloud service provider program.
Maintenance and support Software maintenance and support Maintenance and support provides software updates and technical support. For perpetual license customers, a valid maintenance and support contract is required to receive access to minor and major software updates, including bug fixes and new feature releases as well as log technical support tickets. There are two levels of technical support available:

  • "Gold" - 9 working hours, Monday to Friday
  • "Platinum" - 24/7

SvSAN perpetual license purchases do not include maintenance and support. A separate maintenance and support contract must be purchased alongside SvSAN licenses. Maintenance and support contracts can be purchased for 1, 3 or 5 year terms.

SvSAN subscription licenses include Platinum-level maintenance and support within the license purchase, for the purchased term.

Additional Information Purchases of SvSAN include the use of the following additional components:

  • StorMagic VMware vCenter Plugin
  • StorMagic PowerShell CLI