SvSAN with Lenovo

High performance hyperconverged solutions enabled by SvSAN

Achieve the most cost-effective, highly-available solution in a 2-server hyperconverged architecture using SvSAN to unleash the power of Lenovo servers

StorMagic has worked closely with Lenovo to test and design Lenovo System x® rack-mounted server configurations across the most commonly deployed workload types. These configurations provide customers with an excellent combination of cost, reliability and performance.

Combining the leading software-defined storage solution, SvSAN, with the latest in server technology from Lenovo, allows businesses of all shapes and sizes to deploy a cost-effective compute infrastructure that remains highly available.

Lenovo and SvSAN

Hans O'Sullivan explains how SvSAN can be witnessed in action at the Lenovo Technology Centre.

Three solution sizes combining SvSAN with Lenovo System x servers


Lenovo x3250 + StorMagic SvSAN

  • Low cost H/A in ROBO/retail environments
  • A two-server H/A cluster that costs less than a single richly configured server
  • Most compact rack server in System x portfolio
  • 8 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5” hot-swap HDDs
  • SATA, SAS and SSD compatible
  • Wide range of CPU support, Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3
  • Up to 32GB DDR3
  • 4 x 1Gb
  • 2 x PCIe expansion slots

Possible applications areas

  • Hospitality
  • Process control
  • Vehicle positioning

Example 1

A provider of tunnel air-quality monitoring and ventilation management systems needed high-availability to ensure continues operations.

Example 2

A nationwide quick-serve restaurant chain needed high-availability to support its new, automated kitchen management system.


Lenovo x3550 + StorMagic SvSAN

  • Large-scale distributed infrastructure
  • A two-server H/A cluster that delivers
    enterprise-class remote management capabilities across hundreds
    or thousands of remote sites
  • 1U rack server for any workload
  • 8 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5” hot-swap disks
  • SATA, SAS and SSD compatible
  • Wide range of CPU support
  • Up to 1.5TB DDR4
  • 4 x 1Gb
  • Up to 4 x PCIe expansion slots

Possible applications areas

  • Retail & back office
  • Energy & utilities
  • Government

Example 1

Wisconsin Courts needed high-availability for its for-the-record audio recordings. They deployed two clustered nodes with high-capacity HDDs in each of 75 sites to ensure continuous recording of critical records.

Example 2

A consumer and commercial furniture leasing retailer deployed two-node clusters across 20 sites using a combination of HDDs and SSDs to minimize footprint and enhance application performance.


Lenovo x3650 + StorMagic SvSAN

  • For throughput intensive and transaction intensive H/A applications
  • H/A infrastructure for tiered storage
    requirements in retail where video-capture/analytics combine with business critical applications
  • 2U rack server for diverse, business-critical workloads
  • SD card for hypervisor
  • 28 2.5” hot swap drive bays
  • SATA, SAS and SSD compatible
  • Up to two 18-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 CPUs
  • Up to 1.5TB DDR4
  • Up to 4 x 10Gb ports without utilising PCIe ports
  • 8 X PCIe expansion slots

Possible applications areas

  • Surveillance
  • Video on demand
  • Healthcare records

Example 1

A municipality deployed server clusters and high-capacity disk drives to ensure a continuous video record from over 125 HD surveillance cameras.

Example 2

A federal government deployed SvSAN and Lenovo servers in more than 30 embassies around the globe to ensure uptime and enable remote monitoring and maintenance.

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‘Uptime of our applications and solid performance is essential for what we do. SvSAN... gives great functionality and makes use of the built-in “direct attached storage” – no expensive external SAN or NAS required.’

Charlie Nelson | Zimmerman Capital Group

The developer of a tunnel air-quality monitoring and management solution needed a highly available platform to ensure the safety of tunnel users. The solution provider chose StorMagic SvSAN to deliver highly available storage supporting advanced virtualization functions that keep the application running.