SvSAN Deployment Types

How can SvSAN be deployed and configured?

Enjoy the freedom of deploying SvSAN on your terms

Offering the flexibility to deploy in any way you choose, StorMagic SvSAN can be configured as either a hyperconverged solution, or as storage-only. To deliver hyperconvergence, SvSAN can be deployed as part of an appliance solution from a vendor, pre-configured to your needs, or installed onto any new or existing hardware as a 'build your own' architecture. Depending on your organization's requirements and circumstances, you have the freedom and flexibility to deploy SvSAN precisely how you want.

Furthermore, SvSAN can be deployed on either two or three nodes. Two node deployments deliver high availability in the lightest architecture and at lowest cost whereas three node deployments can tolerate a node failure while still maintaining that crucial high availability over the remaining two nodes.

Deploy SvSAN as:

HCI: Build Your Own Solution

By utilizing existing hardware or purchasing new components that meet your specific requirements, you can create a hyperconverged architecture that is tailored to your organization. The flexibility inherent within StorMagic SvSAN allows it to be deployed on any x86 server and it is compatible with all storage types. Avoid over-provisioning and build a cost-effective solution that is capable of meeting your business needs.

HCI: Pre-Configured Appliance

The simplest method of deploying SvSAN for hyperconvergence is by leveraging a partnership with a reseller or hardware vendor to provide the entire packaged 'appliance', ready to go. Reduced complexity ensures minimal disruption and a properly tested, integrated solution, with comprehensive support. StorMagic has a worldwide reseller and distributor network, as well as partnerships with Cisco and Lenovo.

Storage Only: Server SAN

Still utilizing the benefits of software-defined storage provided by SvSAN, storage-only server SANs are an excellent alternative to traditional storage arrays. A server SAN using SvSAN presents highly available storage to compute-only nodes outside of the cluster, delivering dedicated external storage at a fraction of the cost.

Deploy SvSAN on:

Two Nodes

The standard SvSAN deployment uses two nodes to deliver the lightest highly available cluster size for maximum efficiency and cost savings. Data is mirrored between the two nodes, with quorum provided by a witness which can be located remotely and serve thousands of clusters.

 Learn more about the SvSAN witness

Three Nodes

SvSAN can be deployed on three or more nodes within a single cluster for added protection against downtime. With a three node SvSAN cluster, when one node goes offline there is no impact to service, and, uniquely to SvSAN, the remaining two nodes retain high availability.

 Read more about multi-node SvSAN clusters

Next: what features are included with SvSAN?

The features included in SvSAN remain the same regardless of how it is deployed. Explore what is included with SvSAN, the differences between Standard Edition and Advanced Edition, and dive deeper into features such as Predictive Storage Caching and data encryption.

First Enterprise Bank

“The StorMagic solution was 87% less expensive than VMware’s - we spent less on the software and we were able to repurpose four existing servers instead of buying six new ones that vSAN required.”

Chris Hood | IT Director | First Enterprise Bank

Technology

“SvSAN allows us to switch between features without downtime and keep our data secure at all times. Compared to other solutions, SvSAN is more cost-effective to deploy and easier to manage.”

Torben Wolf | Teamleiter Inside Sales | Com-Sys