What is StorMagic SvSAN?
SvSAN is the virtual SAN that makes the complex world of virtualized storage simple. Perfect for edge computing environments, 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 server environment.
How does it work?
Each instance of SvSAN runs as a VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) on two or more low-cost servers. SvSAN supports VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM hypervisors. It provides the shared storage necessary to enable the advanced hypervisor features such as High Availability/Failover Cluster, vMotion/Live Migration and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)/Dynamic Optimization.
SvSAN can be deployed easily with the flexibility to meet changing capacity and performance needs. This is achieved by adding additional compute or storage capacity to the existing servers without impacting service availability. A typical 2-node configuration is shown below:
SvSAN has a lightweight footprint and has been designed for the realities of edge computing such as poor network reliability which is often found in remote areas. It delivers virtual storage and high availability, even when networks have long latencies and limited throughput.
Making the right choice: Standard or Advanced?
StorMagic SvSAN is available in two versions - Standard and Advanced with capacity increments of 2TB, 6TB, 12TB and Unlimited available for both versions. Designed to meet a wide range of requirements, both include a rich set of features that provide all the tools to eliminate downtime and maintain high availability. Read more about SvSAN's features and those which come as part of the Standard and Advanced licenses at the link below:
“We needed a cost-effective solution with data replication features, allowing us to access and share critical data at all times... We found StorMagic SvSAN a good solution with an attractive price.”
Antoine Lagarde | Senior IT Technician | Centre Hospitalier Pierre Oudot