Offering the flexibility to deploy in any way you choose, StorMagic SvSAN can be configured as either a hyperconverged solution, or as storage only, and can accommodate applications running in VMs, containers or both. 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.
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.