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Infographic: Talking Shop with StorMagic
Infographic: Talking Shop with StorMagicSvSAN provides the most simple and lightweight virtual SAN solution on the market, significantly reducing costs per site. This makes it the perfect storage infrastructure solution for retailers of all sizes. Find out why Sheetz Inc., Autohaus Gruppe Seitz and allnatura chose to deploy SvSAN in their stores. Read more about SvSAN for Retail, or browse […]Read More
Infographic: SvSAN for Large Retailers
Infographic: SvSAN for Large RetailersSvSAN provides the most simple and lightweight virtual SAN solution on the market, significantly reducing costs per site. This makes it the perfect storage infrastructure solution for large retailers. Find out why a leading US home improvement retailer and a European supermarket chain both chose to deploy SvSAN in hundreds-to-thousands of their stores. Read more […]Read More
StorMagic SvSAN: A Proven Storage Solution for Retail
StorMagic SvSAN: A Proven Storage Solution for RetailRetail businesses around the globe are faced with several common challenges when it comes to managing IT. While these challenges are common within retail environments, they are unique in comparison with other industries, and require specialized solutions to address them.   Some of these challenges are:  Minimal Space: Retail stores often have limited rack and floor […]Read More
Hyperconvergence – A Beginners Guide
Hyperconvergence – A Beginners GuideHyperconvergence is a term used to describe the consolidation of computing, networking, and storage resources, into a single, streamlined datacenter architecture. Traditional datacenter architecture requires specialist hardware, with each piece designated for a specific function, whereas hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) utilizes simplified hardware and software components.Read More
Edge Computing – A Beginners Guide
Edge Computing – A Beginners GuideEdge computing is a term used to describe decentralized IT infrastructure. In an edge computing environment, applications, computation, and data storage are all carried out near the source of the data (i.e. at the “network edge”), as opposed to in the cloud or at an offsite datacenter. By processing data locally and minimizing the distance between devices and servers, edge computing delivers improved performance, requires less bandwidth, and reduces latency.Read More
Introducing, StorMagic’s New StoreVirtual Instant Rebate Program
Introducing, StorMagic’s New StoreVirtual Instant Rebate ProgramAt the end of 2019, HPE announced the EOL of its StoreVirtual VSA product family. In March, they confirmed that they would be reselling StorMagic SvSAN through their HPE Complete Program, as the official replacement for StoreVirtual. StorMagic SvSAN, our state-of-the-art VSA offering, is the ideal replacement for StoreVirtual. It simplifies storage for edge environments, […]Read More
Bringing the Edge to the Core: Meet Our New Victoria Team
Bringing the Edge to the Core: Meet Our New Victoria TeamEarlier this month, StorMagic acquired KeyNexus, an innovator and designer of encryption key management solutions. Together, StorMagic and KeyNexus are dedicated to delivering modern, virtualized storage and security solutions to customers at the edge and beyond.   Several new employees have joined the StorMagic family, through the acquisition of KeyNexus. We are excited to have these […]Read More
Software-Defined Storage – A Beginner’s Guide
Software-Defined Storage – A Beginner’s GuideSoftware-defined storage (SDS) is a form of storage virtualization. It significantly improves the simplicity and flexibility of data storage management by introducing a software layer, independent from the physical storage hardware (i.e. disks and SSDs). Subsequently, software-defined storage solutions allow more freedom in managing the way data is stored and retrieved.Read More
Bringing the Edge to the Core: StorMagic Launches SvKMS
Bringing the Edge to the Core: StorMagic Launches SvKMSStorMagic is thrilled to announce that it has acquired KeyNexus, an innovator and designer of encryption key management solutions. Together, StorMagic and KeyNexus are dedicated to delivering modern security solutions for the edge, datacenter, and cloud.  This acquisition encompasses several exciting updates for StorMagic, its partners, and customers. These include the growth of our team, […]Read More
Video: StorMagic Acquires KeyNexus
Video: StorMagic Acquires KeyNexusStorMagic announced that it has acquired KeyNexus, an innovator and designer of encryption key management solutions. The acquisition combines two organizations committed to removing IT complexities for customers at the edge and beyond.  StorMagic also announced the availability of SvKMS, its first modern, virtualized key management software solution. SvKMS delivers affordable enterprise-grade key management for […]Read More
StorMagic Receives 5 Stars in the 2020 CRN Partner Program Guide
StorMagic Receives 5 Stars in the 2020 CRN Partner Program GuideEach year, CRN releases its Partner Program Guide, to provide information solution providers with details on the partner programs of over 250 IT vendors. Participating vendors receive a score (from one to five) assessing their proficiency in several categories, including: investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, […]Read More
Why Virtual Storage is Ideal for the Public Sector
Why Virtual Storage is Ideal for the Public SectorToday’s organizations are generating more data at the edge than ever before, and are grappling with processing and managing that data, in a cost-effective, efficient manner.  Government agencies are no exception to this trend; however, they have unique requirements when it comes to data storage in terms of compliance and regulations, accessibility, and IT support. […]Read More
Stop Worrying and Start Enjoying Cluster Upgrades
Stop Worrying and Start Enjoying Cluster UpgradesIntroducing: The New SvSAN Cluster Aware Upgrade Feature Experienced administrators know that IT upgrades can be tricky, and that cluster upgrades specifically can be intimidating and even dangerous. We know a little bit about cluster upgrades, having done our fair share both in the lab and with customers. That being said, we still tend to say […]Read More
StorMagic Expands its Partnership with HPE by Joining the HPE Complete Program
StorMagic Expands its Partnership with HPE by Joining the HPE Complete ProgramStorMagic has been added to the HPE Complete Program, signifying that HPE and its resellers around the world will now offer SvSAN with HPE servers to their customers.   While StorMagic was already an existing member of HPE’s Partner Ready Program, joining the Complete Program enables HPE and StorMagic products to easily be purchased together, as […]Read More
Infographic: SvSAN and HPE
Infographic: SvSAN and HPEStorMagic is now part of the HPE Complete program, meaning you can buy StorMagic SvSAN and HPE as a complete end-to-end, validated solution, in a single product order. SvSAN and HPE is a tried-and-tested formula, deployed by businesses to maintain high availability in mission-critical systems. Read about how three European businesses have deployed StorMagic SvSAN […]Read More
3 Factors Prompting Retail Stores To Modernize Their In-Store IT
3 Factors Prompting Retail Stores To Modernize Their In-Store ITFor modern retailers, managing a growing brand is no simple task. While their main goals may be to produce quality products, provide excellent customer service, and work towards growing profits, several other key factors are coming into play as technology advances. Maintaining an online presence through things like social media, virtual shopping, and digital advertising, […]Read More
#ICYMI: StorMagic Secures Validation for HPE ProLiant Servers
#ICYMI: StorMagic Secures Validation for HPE ProLiant ServersEdge computing environments require affordable, lightweight, and highly available IT infrastructures to manage their business-critical applications. Their solutions must be incredibly reliable and remain resilient in the face of unplanned downtime and disruption.  StorMagic SvSAN, coupled with HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 and DL360 Gen10 servers, provides the performance and dependability demanded by edge environments. These […]Read More
StorMagic Wins Silver in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
StorMagic Wins Silver in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence AwardsLast week, Cybersecurity Insiders announced the winners of its 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. StorMagic’s data encryption software was announced as a silver winner in three different categories: encryption, software, and technology. The encryption award was recognized under the 2020 Cybersecurity Product / Service Awards umbrella, and the software and technology awards under 2020 Cybersecurity Industry […]Read More
DCIG Competitive Intelligence Report: StorMagic SvSAN vs. Scale Computing HC3 Series
DCIG Competitive Intelligence Report: StorMagic SvSAN vs. Scale Computing HC3 SeriesLast week, DCIG published a new Competitive Intelligence Report, comparing StorMagic SvSAN and Scale Computing’s HC3 hyperconverged infrastructure. The report, titled “A Comparison of How StorMagic SvSAN and Scale Computing Deliver on Enterprise Edge Computing Storage Requirements,” provides side-by-side analysis of the two solutions and detailed evaluation of their differences.  Like StorMagic, Scale Computing’s HC3 […]Read More
StorMagic is Hiring! Have You Got the Magic?
StorMagic is Hiring! Have You Got the Magic?StorMagic, a virtual SAN company headquartered in Bristol, UK, is growing rapidly and is seeking talented people to join our team. We currently have several positions open, located in both the UK and across the United States. Whether you are looking for a role in sales, software engineering, or public relations – we encourage you […]Read More
Customer Win: Sheetz Implements StorMagic SvSAN Across Hundreds of Convenience Store Locations
Customer Win: Sheetz Implements StorMagic SvSAN Across Hundreds of Convenience Store LocationsSheetz, an American convenience store chain, previously managed its business-level applications — such as its credit processing and MySheetz® loyalty program — across an assortment of single-function devices. They sought a hyperconverged solution that was more affordable, simple to use, and offered high availability (a feature that hadn’t been possible with their existing setup), all […]Read More
ICYMI: Latest StorMagic Webinars, now on demand
ICYMI: Latest StorMagic Webinars, now on demandHere at StorMagic, we like to cover a wide range of topics on our webinars, and during the latter stages of 2019, we ran a number of them in quick succession. In case you missed any, here is a round-up of what was discussed. Each webinar we produce is recorded, and available to watch back, […]Read More
New Italian Customers Eliminate Physical SANs, Boost Performance with StorMagic SvSAN
New Italian Customers Eliminate Physical SANs, Boost Performance with StorMagic SvSANMore companies today than ever before are opting to replace their physical SANs and virtualize their infrastructures to alleviate cost and time burdens associated with outdated hardware. Two Italy-based StorMagic customers recently moved away from using traditional SANs to dramatically reduce costs, improve reliability and boost performance.  Industrial sites are under pressure to improve reliability, […]Read More
How to Prevent Unplanned Downtime in Retail Stores
How to Prevent Unplanned Downtime in Retail StoresEnsuring high availability in retail stores is crucial, as unplanned downtime can result in loss of revenue and damage to your brand. However, it can be hard to find a solution that delivers 100% uptime without adding unnecessary complexity and costs. StorMagic SvSAN is the easy way to eliminate downtime at retail stores. The lightweight […]Read More
How the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix server crash could have easily been prevented
How the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix server crash could have easily been preventedEarlier this month, an unplanned server outage at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix led to the DRS (Drag Reduction System) being disabled for 17 laps. The technology is meant to kick in at the start of lap three, and is designed to make overtaking easier. When drivers are close enough to a car […]Read More
Out and about: The latest from StorMagic
Out and about: The latest from StorMagicThe last few months have been incredibly busy for the StorMagic team. We ended October by exhibiting at the Fall Technology Expo at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. StorMagic Channel Sales Rep, Jeff Fedorowicz, was there to talk about SvSAN’s suitability for military use cases. The German Army’s case study, using SvSAN in mobile […]Read More
How Niche Players will Shape the Future of Edge Computing
How Niche Players will Shape the Future of Edge ComputingGartner predicts there will be five key imperatives that drive the future of edge computing. They believe these five factors will be a universal predictor that determines the success of edge solutions, across all future edge markets and sectors. The five key pillars are:  Low-latency requirements Local interactivity Low bandwidth needs Security Limited autonomy These […]Read More
StorMagic included as a Niche Player in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
StorMagic included as a Niche Player in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged InfrastructureGartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure is the most reliable, comprehensive market research report within the industry. This week, StorMagic celebrates recognition as a Niche Player in the report, for a second year, in the 2019 Magic Quadrant. Our product, SvSAN is specifically designed to reduce complexity and costs for edge sites. Our two-node solution […]Read More
Travel Light with SvSAN
Travel Light with SvSANIn a competitive and ever-evolving air transportation industry, investment in IT infrastructure is mission critical.Read More
Video: SvSAN on Hyper V
Video: SvSAN on Hyper VJoin StorMagic PreSales Technical Services Engineer, Steve Bettison as he talks you through everything you need to know about deploying SvSAN on Hyper-V. Steve talks you through all the vital aspects of a joint SvSAN and Hyper-V solution, from the planning stages and factors to consider, to setting up the host servers, how to deploy, […]Read More
StorMagic announced as new HPE Technology Partner, and server validation
StorMagic announced as new HPE Technology Partner, and server validationAs more and more data moves to the edge, the complexity and demands on edge sites increases dramatically. Is it possible to configure simple, cost-effective IT infrastructure for the edge, without sacrificing performance? The HPE ProLiant DL325 and DL360 Gen10 rack servers are HPE’s high performing 2U and 1U servers, which are specifically designed for […]Read More
Introducing: Edge in a Box
Introducing: Edge in a BoxLast week, StorMagic and APC unveiled our latest joint offering, specifically designed to make edge computing smaller, lighter and more simple than ever before.  As the amount of data being produced and processed at the edge increases, there is an ever growing need for edge computing solutions to provide 100% uptime for mission critical applications, […]Read More
Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part Two
Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part TwoContinuing our discussion on defining the edge – read Part 1 here – is having a cloud strategy really the Golden Ticket to a pain-free and easy-to-manage IT portfolio? Well, hang on a minute. The game has changed, and while the common-or-garden office worker doesn’t know/understand/care where their emails are outside of their own laptop […]Read More
Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part One
Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part OneWith the advent of mobile connectivity, bring your own devices, working from home and this unilateral shift from on-premise to the cloud, the very way we consume and work with our data on a day to day basis has changed and is continually shifting. We’re used to these buzz-words being thrown at us from all […]Read More
The Terrifying Tale of Edge Computing Done Wrong
The Terrifying Tale of Edge Computing Done WrongAre you ready for a blood curdling tale of the spookiest degree? There once was an edge site that was sold datacenter technology at a horrifying fee, Their small sites were overrun with complex, high powered, unnecessary hardware, The running and maintenance costs were enough to end their virtual storage love affair, They knew they […]Read More
The results are in! DCIG compares StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN
The results are in! DCIG compares StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSANA lot of on-site storage originated in the datacenter, and has been designed as such. As we are experiencing the rise of IoT and the move to processing data at the edge, these large datacenter technologies are attempting to scale their technology down, in order to compete within this space. It’s a bit like being […]Read More
New webinar: Replacing old physical SAN with SvSAN
New webinar: Replacing old physical SAN with SvSANSometimes, you can get away with waiting until something breaks before you replace it. Sometimes, old technology can become dysfunctional before it breaks, which can have implications for the running of an entire system.  An old physical SAN might be familiar and trusted, but technology has advanced to meet the needs of the edge, and […]Read More
PraxisIFM Deploys SvSAN in Two Datacenters to Eliminate Downtime and Data Loss
PraxisIFM Deploys SvSAN in Two Datacenters to Eliminate Downtime and Data LossPraxisIFM is an independent, owner-managed financial services group of companies providing a wide range of professional services to individuals, families and international corporate clients. The rapidly growing organization began to experience challenges with their outdated storage system. The traditional SAN they previously used to protect financial data didn’t offer enough performance, and failures were impacting […]Read More
How Lenovo simplified the edge
How Lenovo simplified the edgeThe edge is rising. As cities become smarter, more cars drive themselves, and tech becomes more ingrained than ever into our day-to-day lives, data is moving away from the datacenter and towards the edge.  The ability to process data effectively at the edge requires the same technology that is seen in the datacenter. The edge […]Read More
Out and about – StorMagic’s EMEA teams hit the road
Out and about – StorMagic’s EMEA teams hit the roadDepending on where you are in the world, October will either evoke an image of golden crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice and fluffy jumpers, or it conjures scenes of cold, persistent rain, grey skies, sludgy mush on the ground, and soggy socks. For the StorMagic team, it’s our busiest time of year for getting out and […]Read More
Enabling secure HCI at the edge with Encryption and Key Management
Enabling secure HCI at the edge with Encryption and Key ManagementEdge sites require leaner infrastructure than traditional datacenters, making physical attack the most likely security threat that an edge site will face. Therefore, a critical aspect of security for edge sites is encryption. Unfortunately, a fundamental part of encryption is key management, something that can be almost impossible to implement over lots of edge and […]Read More
SvSAN 6.2 Technical Webinar: Now available on demand
SvSAN 6.2 Technical Webinar: Now available on demandBoth parts of our technical examination of SvSAN 6.2 are now available on demand. In our most well-attended webinar yet, the StorMagic technical team outlines how the new edition of SvSAN operates, and what it can do to simplify your edge site. In part one, the team outlines how to configure a typical two node […]Read More
Are you overcomplicating your edge storage?
Are you overcomplicating your edge storage?More and more is being asked of small, remote, and edge sites. Gartner estimates that by 2022, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized datacenter or cloud. This data needs to be processed quickly and reliably. The threat of downtime, whether through accidents, hardware failures or natural disasters is […]Read More
Infographic: SvSAN in the Legal Sector
Infographic: SvSAN in the Legal SectorIT is critical to a law firm and downtime is not an option. As well as lost productivity and revenue, downtime can also lead to loss of data, which can be difficult to recover. In the legal sector, this data could potentially be highly sensitive. SvSAN is a tried-and-tested solution in the legal sector, allowing Mills […]Read More
Benore Logistics adds Redundancy, Gains 10x Performance Speeds with SvSAN
Benore Logistics adds Redundancy, Gains 10x Performance Speeds with SvSANBenore Logistic Systems, a Michigan-based supply chain logistics company, previously used an external SAN. Performance was poor and the IT team wanted to add redundancy to the environment. The team began searching for an updated replacement solution that was easy to use and maintain, and backed by excellent support services.  Enter StorMagic. Since moving to […]Read More
Infographic: Disaster Recovery – The Cost of Downtime
Infographic: Disaster Recovery – The Cost of DowntimeDigital technology has completely revolutionized the way we do business. It is now so interwoven that IT services are beyond a requirement; they are critical. Our dependence on these systems and functions has therefore become an Achilles’ heel, and disaster recovery has become a subject of priority for businesses across the globe. Even seemingly small […]Read More
New webinar: A Technical Examination of SvSAN 6.2
New webinar: A Technical Examination of SvSAN 6.2On Wednesday September 11th at 11:00 AM EDT / 4:00 PM BST, the StorMagic technical team will be broadcasting the first installment of a two-part detailed examination of SvSAN 6.2 This first webinar will start with a look at common use cases and a demo of a typical deployment, as well as enablement of the […]Read More
StorMagic at VMworld US 2019
StorMagic at VMworld US 2019Last week, we joined 21,000 attendees and 230 sponsors and exhibitors, from over 86 countries for this year’s VMworld US, in San Francisco.  The event held sessions throughout the event, focusing on emerging trends, and examined topics such as: security for edge and IoT, increasing business value using IoT, and various best practices for moving […]Read More
Gartner Catalyst: All Things Edge
Gartner Catalyst: All Things EdgeLast week the StorMagic team visited San Diego and met with attendees, partners and analysts. Edge computing was in the spotlight with many conference sessions and keynotes covering the topic, and underscored by several drop ins at our booth to discuss how StorMagic can help. Ten to fifteen years ago, the data storage market was all […]Read More
StorMagic in Germany: Newest Customer, Recent Events
StorMagic in Germany: Newest Customer, Recent EventsDruckerei Rindt GmbH & Co KG is a Germany-based traditional sheetfed offset printing company that offers services including consultation, pre-press, printing and book binding. Druckerei Rindt manages its internal data for compute, and also printing and graphics data from customers using StorMagic SvSAN. “StorMagic SvSAN Advanced Edition added significant reliability and performance improvements into our […]Read More
Have you got the magic?
Have you got the magic?At StorMagic, we’re striving to make the complex simple. In order to do this, we’re building a company culture that is progressive, collaborative, and bold.   We’re delighted at the growth that StorMagic has experienced. There are currently more members of staff than ever before, reaching farther across the globe. In the last year, we […]Read More
StorMagic SvSAN on the Lenovo Configurator
StorMagic SvSAN on the Lenovo ConfiguratorStorMagic’s relationship with Lenovo extends back many years, and now StorMagic SvSAN is available on the Lenovo configurator. It is now easier than ever to benefit from cost-effective, high performance hardware, paired with simple and lightweight virtual storage.  We’re really excited with this development in our partnership with Lenovo – both companies share similar ideologies […]Read More
Dominos: The autonomous vehicle innovator
Dominos: The autonomous vehicle innovatorThere are three large companies that are ‘driving’ the development and roll out of autonomous vehicles: Tesla, Uber and Dominos. While Dominos seems an unlikely organization to be developing ground-breaking driverless tech, this new development joins a long list of clever innovations that Dominos have used to put themselves ahead of their competition.  After sales […]Read More
Infographic: 3 great ways to use a Raspberry Pi
Infographic: 3 great ways to use a Raspberry PiWith the launch of the Raspberry Pi 4, we thought it would be interesting to look at some of the many fascinating ways it’s been used in this Raspberry Pi infographic. The infographic looks at three uses – a smart sprinkler system, a disposable camera that creates animated GIFs, and its use as a witness […]Read More
StorMagic SvSAN Recognized in Storries XVI Awards Program
StorMagic SvSAN Recognized in Storries XVI Awards ProgramThe Storage Awards 2019, also known as The Storries, hosted its sixteenth annual ceremony last week at the Leonardo Royal City Hotel in London. StorMagic was honored in the “Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Vendor of the Year” category as the runner up to first-place winner, IBM. The black tie event has become an industry favorite and […]Read More
Top 5 List: Why SvSAN and Data Encryption are a Magic Fit for Channel Partners
Top 5 List: Why SvSAN and Data Encryption are a Magic Fit for Channel PartnersOn the heels of recent channel program enhancements and global partnership expansion, let’s explore the top five reasons why SvSAN and SvSAN Data Encryption are the ideal addition to your partner toolkit: Expertise: Edge and small datacenter sites have always been our focus. StorMagic SvSAN provides exactly what edge and small datacenters are looking for: high […]Read More
An Appreciation of the Raspberry Pi
An Appreciation of the Raspberry PiThis week, the world celebrated the release of the Raspberry Pi 4: the miniature computer that is known for being a versatile tool of innovation. In appreciation, we’ve compiled three of our favorite uses of the Raspberry Pi: In California, Adarash Ambati realised that the average American household is wasting a whopping 25% of their […]Read More
StorMagic Sales Kick Off Event: Gallery
StorMagic Sales Kick Off Event: GalleryLast week, StorMagic’s sales and marketing teams assembled from around the world to kick off the start of FY20. We’ve got a really exciting year ahead, and so the team celebrated the start of it with a company wide BBQ, and making the most of a sunny Bristol with a boat trip. Here’s some of […]Read More
SHI becomes a StorMagic Channel Partner
SHI becomes a StorMagic Channel PartnerThis week, we announced a new partnership between StorMagic and SHI. SHI International is one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers and has joined StorMagic’s award-winning Channel Partner Program, reselling SvSAN software into edge sites and small datacenters.  “SHI’s team was drawn to StorMagic because of its solid corporate strategy and software […]Read More
Saving money with SvSAN and AMD
Saving money with SvSAN and AMDLast week, we announced that SvSAN is now certified with AMD EPYC™ 7000 processors. We’re really excited about working with AMD to make storage as simple and cost effective as possible. The joint solution from StorMagic and AMD lets edge and small datacenters affordably optimize their storage environments and add data security while ensuring uptime […]Read More

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