Simplifying storage at the edge
SvSAN is the virtual SAN that makes the complex world of virtualized storage simple. Perfect for edge computing environments and small datacenters, the technology is based on software-defined storage that eliminates the need for physical SANs. SvSAN is designed to be very simple to install and manage whether deployed as part of a hyperconverged solution or as a storage-only target for any HPE server. SvSAN has very low system hardware requirements, centralized management/deployment and an incredibly lightweight witness that tolerates low bandwidth, high latency links and is completely separate from the server cluster. The witness allows for the creation of genuine 2-node highly available clusters, or 3-node clusters that can withstand an offline server due to either failure or maintenance and still maintain high availability.
The table opposite illustrates SvSAN’s minimum hardware requirements.
SvSAN is licensed based on the usable VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) capacity. License tiers are set at 2TB, 6TB, 12TB and Unlimited TB. SvSAN licenses are perpetual – after a single payment they can be used forever. The only ongoing costs are for support renewals which provide software updates and access to our world-class technical support team.
All of the features necessary for highly available shared storage are included in an SvSAN license. There are also two performance and security-enhancing add-ons available, which are SvSAN’s caching and data encryption features. All of SvSAN’s features, including caching and encryption, can be explored in more detail on the StorMagic website.
SvSAN’s data encryption feature enables organizations to encrypt the data being mirrored by SvSAN. This allows vulnerable edge sites and the data they hold to be protected. It is FIPS 140-2 compliant, eliminates the need for expensive OS or hypervisor-level solutions, and is compatible with any KMS that uses KMIP, including StorMagic’s own key manager, SvKMS.
Further details about SvSAN’s features, capabilities and requirements can be found in the product data sheet and technical overview white paper.
The two server models in the table at the foot of the page are the most frequently deployed with SvSAN from the HPE ProLiant range and have been comprehensively tested and certified with SvSAN. However, SvSAN is compatible with all HPE servers, meaning there is a huge range of possibilities for any organization and environment.