StorMagic SvSAN

A virtual SAN made simple

What is StorMagic SvSAN?

SvSAN is the virtual SAN that is simple, cost-effective and flexible. 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 the industry leading hypervisors, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, and 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:

StorMagic SvSAN Two Node Hyperconverged Configuration

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.

White Paper

A comprehensive examination of SvSAN, its features and the benefits it can deliver to your organisation.


Take a technical deep dive into the features of SvSAN with this webinar, available on-demand now.

Data Sheet

Get a handy overview of the features and requirements for SvSAN with our data sheet.

Industry Case Studies

See how SvSAN can be applied in your environment

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, learn which is most suitable for your business below:


Set and forget

Provides a true 'set and forget' solution for any environment using centralized deployment and management - for a single site or thousands.

Cost Effective

Lightest footprint, lowest cost

Eliminates physical SANs by converging compute and storage into a lightweight commodity server footprint, thereby dramatically lowering costs.


Today’s needs, future proofed

Delivers on today's performance needs, leveraging any CPU and storage type, with the confidence of scaling for tomorrow's demands.

Synchronous mirroring delivers HA

Guarantees service uptime and eliminate single points of failure.

Stretched clusters

Increases service resiliency with geographically distributed SvSAN VSA nodes.

Eliminate split-brain risk

A single quorum server prevents data corruption and supports up to 1,000 sites.

VSA restore

Enables rapid recovery of SvSAN VSA following a hardware failure.

I/O performance statistics

Puts I/O statistics at your fingertips to better understand your workloads.

VSA GUI deployment and upgrade

Deploy and upgrade multiple VSAs through a single wizard.

PowerShell auto-script generation

Automatically generate a custom PowerShell script for deployments and upgrades.

VMware storage APIs - VAAI support

Accelerate VMware I/O operations by offloading them to SvSAN.

In-flight data encryption

Data is encrypted with a FIPS 140-2 compliant algorithm before being written to disk.

No more physical SANs

Eliminates external disks, storage networking and cabling.

Leverage commodity servers

Today's x86 servers have plenty of performance at very low price points.

Significantly less CPU and memory

SvSAN software is lightweight and keeps server hardware costs to the bare minimum.

Lowest cost quorum server

Only 512MBs memory and 9Kbps network required; located anywhere in the world.

Reduced power, cooling and spares

Less hardware to operate, less hardware to purchase spares for.

Save time on large deployments

With SvSAN scripting, rollouts to hundreds, or even thousands of sites is fast and simple.

Target migration

Enable transparent, non-disruptive movement of targets between SvSAN resources.

Central monitoring and management

Simplified storage administration from a single location for all remote sites around the world.

No OS or hypervisor-level encryption

SvSAN removes the need for expensive add-ons by encrypting data at the storage level.

Use any x86 server and disk type

Use new or repurposed server with internal disk drives - even in the same cluster.

Support for both vSphere and Hyper-V

Don't get locked into one hypervisor brand - be able to use what you want and when.

Configure to precise IOPs & capacity

We analyze your current performance needs and configure the least expensive hardware.

Intelligent caching algorithms

Patent-pending method to identify 'hot' data and elevate it to the highest performing cache.

Write back caching

Accelerate write operations by directing them to SSD first, and write them to hard disk later.

Predictive read ahead caching

Identify sequential read I/O patterns and pre-fetch related data from disk into memory.

Non-disruptive upgrades

Change hardware and software configurations without downtime - easy failover and failback.

iSCSI target

Provides multi-ported, active-active, block-based storage.

Fully KMIP compliant

Use any KMIP compliant Key Management Server for encryption with SvSAN.

“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

The developer of a next-generation oil rig management platform needed a way to deliver high-availability for its decision support system. Its customers had no on-rig IT staff, but up-time was critical. StorMagic SvSAN enabled highly-available local storage for real-time analysis of oil rig sensor data, while eliminating the need to send an emergency repair crew in the event of a hardware failure.