StorMagic SvSAN

A virtual SAN made simple

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 SvSAN work?

●  Creates highly available shared storage across two nodes or more

●  Same code, regardless of hypervisor: vSphere, Hyper-V or KVM

●  Works on any x86 server, all types of storage and any CPU

What makes SvSAN different?

●  Built specifically for edge, SME and small datacenter

●  Lightweight, low-cost architecture simplifies deployments

●  One tiny witness capable of managing 1000 clusters

"By 2022, as a result of digital business projects, 75 percent of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized data center or cloud, up from less than 10 percent in 2018"

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure by John McArthur, Kiyomi Yamada, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, 2 January 2019.

StorMagic SvSAN Data Sheet

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or, for a simple, easily understandable introduction to SvSAN

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Simple

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.

Flexible

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.

White Paper: StorMagic SvSAN Technical Overview

The StorMagic SvSAN Technical Overview is the definitive white paper in gathering a complete picture of SvSAN's capabilities and deployment options. Explore the ways in which our virtual SAN can be leveraged to deliver cost-effective, virtualized storage on one, two or more nodes at each location. Obtain an overview of the hyperconverged and server SAN deployment models and get a better understanding of which is most appropriate for your requirements. Complete the form to read the white paper.

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More information on how you can:

Deploy SvSAN

Deploy SvSAN as a hyperconverged solution or as a storage-only cluster

●  Have the flexibility to deploy a complete packaged solution or build your own

●  Leverage 2-node clusters for ultimate lightweight high availability or 3-nodes for extra protection

Read more about SvSAN's deployment options

Use SvSAN

Our virtual SAN is available in two versions: Standard Edition and Advanced Edition

●  Standard Edition provides everything needed for lightweight high availability

●  Advanced Edition includes performance-enhancing caching features

Read more about SvSAN's editions and features

Scale SvSAN

Confidently meet current needs while retaining the flexibility to accommodate future growth

●  Scale up non-disruptively - whether new disks or entire server replacements

●  Scale out from the cluster with additional compute nodes at no extra cost to your business

Read more about future-proofing with SvSAN

Seeing is believing! Book an online demo today

Watch our virtual SAN in action and have all of your questions answered by our knowledgeable team.

 

How SvSAN Works

virtual SAN

SvSAN turns the underlying storage of any x86 server into highly available shared storage within clusters of two servers (nodes) or more. SvSAN sits on top of the hypervisor as a guest virtual machine, and is fully compatible with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM. Its shared storage enables organizations to use advanced hypervisor features.

High Availability

SvSAN’s shared storage works through active-active synchronous mirroring between two servers. This ensures there is always an exact copy of data on each server. If one server suffers a failure or is taken offline for maintenance, the remaining server continues to operate, providing no disruption in service to the organization, and no downtime. This is high availability.

Lightweight Witness

The capability to provide highly available shared storage on a minimum of just two nodes is a defining feature of SvSAN. This is made possible by the use of a very lightweight witness service which can be sited locally or remote to the cluster, can provide quorum for hundreds of clusters at a time, and will run on as little as a Raspberry Pi.

 

What Makes SvSAN Different

Built for the Edge

The processing of data for many organizations is moving away from traditional large datacenters and into edge sites where the data is collected. This concept manifests itself in many ways, such as retail stores around a country each needing highly available storage to keep POS systems online. Unlike competitive solutions that have been designed “from the datacenter down”, StorMagic SvSAN has always been targeted at edge locations and SMEs.

A simple, cost-effective solution, SvSAN allows an organization to remove the complexity in their storage infrastructure, providing instead a lightweight, efficient alternative. SvSAN has been designed for the realities of edge computing such as long latencies and limited throughput which are often found in remote areas. When space, cost or network reliability are at a premium, it is the perfect solution to eliminate downtime.

Simple, Lightweight Deployment

SvSAN eliminates complexity by directly reducing the amount of hardware required to enable highly available virtualized storage. With just two nodes at each location, organizations can benefit from a virtual SAN solution that is easy to obtain, install and operate. Furthermore, SvSAN delivers genuine 2 node high availability without significant system requirements and huge flexibility. Use any x86 server hardware, any CPU, any storage type, and either vSphere, Hyper-V or KVM hypervisors. SvSAN needs just 1GB of RAM, storage of 512MB for the boot device and a 20GB journal drive, and can operate over a 1GbE network. Together, these requirements put SvSAN at a significant cost advantage to other solutions on the market – even other virtual SANs.

Tailored and Scalable

With options to deploy on two nodes for a light footprint or on three nodes for added redundancy, as well as hyperconverged and storage-only deployment models, SvSAN's flexibility ensures organizations can create an architecture that fits their precise needs. Whatever the architecture, SvSAN's centralized management enables simple, straightforward operation from a single location, no matter how many clusters are deployed. Deploy, manage and upgrade clusters without onsite visits and save money by keeping specialist IT staff at HQ, not at every remote site.

See how others are using SvSAN:

Pierre

“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

Oil Rig

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.