Standard vs Advanced

Make the right choice for your business

Making the right choice: SvSAN Standard or Advanced?

SvSAN is available in two versions, Standard and Advanced, and in multiple capacity increments of 2TB, 6TB, 12TB and Unlimited TB.

Standard Edition includes everything that you need in a software-defined storage solution to configure for the lowest-cost, highly available infrastructure.

Advanced Edition provides highly sophisticated features such as Predictive Storage Caching which utilizes patent-pending algorithms to unleash the full power of memory and hybrid disk configurations. It also includes Data Encryption which delivers military-grade security and eliminates the need for expensive OS or hypervisor-level encryption.

Features Standard Edition Advanced Edition
Synchronous mirroring/high availability
Stretched/metro cluster support
Volume migration
VSA restore (VMware ONLY)
VMware vSphere Storage API (VAAI) support
Centralized management and monitoring
Remote shared quorum
I/O performance statistics
Multiple VSA GUI deployment and upgrade
PowerShell script generation
Write back caching (SSD)
Predictive read ahead caching (SSD and memory)
Data pinning
Data encryption

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Compare your alternatives

Every viable solution to prevent split brain requires a remote witness or neutral storage host. What sets StorMagic apart is:

Witness Nodes

SvSAN requires 1 remote witness for up to 1,000 sites. Alternative solutions require 1 for each site

Witness Memory

SvSAN requires 512MBs per remote witness. Alternative solutions require up to 8GBs per witness, with 1,000 sites that’s 16,000 times more memory

Witness Bandwidth

SvSAN requires 9Kbps per mirrored data store. Alternatives require up to 1.5Mbps

Witness Latency

SvSAN remote witness can tolerate latencies up to 3000ms; alternatives 500ms. The witness can be anywhere in the world

Host Memory

SvSAN requires 2GB per host when using SSD caching. Alternatives require 32GB per host

“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 | Team Leader Inside Sales | Com-Sys

The German Army needed military-grade, highly available storage for mobile units, supporting operational control and battlefield communications during training exercises and missions. The Army chose SvSAN, which they said was the only solution on the market that fit their needs.