Why Build Your Own Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution?

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a hot topic, it seems that every server vendor in the IT industry is talking about it and has an offering or play in the space. But, what exactly is hyperconverged infrastructure? Simply put, hyperconverged infrastructures are solutions that combine compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single platform. You can read a more detailed description [...]

Avoid the ‘Hypervisor Tax’ with Linux KVM Hypervisors

When implementing virtualized IT infrastructure, a hypervisor is commonly used to create and run virtual machines (VMs). A hypervisor is a piece of software that helps divide and allocate resources on various pieces of hardware. It enables multiple operating systems to run on a single host, simultaneously. While there are many benefits to implementing a hypervisor within your organization’s virtualized [...]

Infographic: StorMagic Named “Visionary” in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for HCI Software

StorMagic has been recognized for the fourth year in succession in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, and has been named as a "Visionary" for the first time. The infographic below celebrates our inclusion and highlights some of our key areas of improvement that we've focused on to ensure our continued recognition. We accredit our recognition as [...]

Don’t Make a Quantum Leap, Pivot to StorMagic

Quantum Corporation Acquires Pivot3 Earlier this year, Quantum announced that it was acquiring the video surveillance portfolio and assets of Pivot3, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and video surveillance solutions vendor. Under Quantum’s ownership, Pivot3’s video surveillance technology was adopted and renamed to Quantum VS-HCI Series. While the acquisition may have offered some reassurance to former Pivot3 customers, who were aware [...]

StorMagic Named “Hyperconvergence Vendor of the Year” for Two Years in a Row

This past week, Storage Magazine announced the winners of the 2021 Storage Awards (The Storries XVIII), at a black-tie gala in London. StorMagic proudly took home the award for “Hyperconvergence Vendor of the Year,” for the second year in a row! We were recognized in the “Hyperconvergence Vendor of the Year” category for our virtual SAN solution, SvSAN, which delivers [...]

The Industry’s First Edge-as-a-Service Platform: Hivecell HCI with StorMagic SvSAN

StorMagic is dedicated to making the complex simple for edge computing environments and has been developing solutions for the edge for years. We understand the unique challenges that edge computing customers face and strive to tailor products that are customized to meet the specific needs of the edge. To further validate our commitment to serving edge customers, we have worked [...]

Infographic: StorMagic Hits the Target as a Leader at the Edge

The 2021 GigaOm Radar Report for Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Small-to-Medium Enterprises and Edge names StorMagic SvSAN as a leader and the highest value solution among 12 other HCI vendors. Our focus has consistently been on edge and small datacenter customers, and providing them with a solution designed specifically for their use case. This philosophy has been recognized by GigaOm in their [...]

With Its Sights Set on the Edge, StorMagic Hits the Target as a Leading Contender in GigaOm’s HCI Radar Report

We are thrilled to announce that we were selected as a top performer in the “GigaOm Radar for Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Small-to-Medium Enterprises and Edge” report. With 13 total HCI vendors in the running, GigaOm selected StorMagic SvSAN as a leading solution for SMEs and edge computing sites. GigaOm is a technology research and analysis company, focused on humanizing technology and [...]

Infographic: StorMagic Included in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for HCI Software

StorMagic has been recognized in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for a third consecutive time. Our infographic below celebrates our inclusion and highlights some of our key areas of improvement that we've focused on to ensure our continued recognition. As in the earlier reports, StorMagic was identified as a “Niche Player” in the 2020 Magic Quadrant, [...]

StorMagic is Named “Hyperconvergence Vendor of the Year” in the 2020 Storage Awards

StorMagic is excited to announce that we’ve been named a winner in the 2020 Storage Awards. We were selected as the winner in the “Hyperconvergence Vendor of the Year” category, recognizing our SvSAN product, which enables highly available virtualized storage within hyperconverged infrastructures (HCIs). In 2019, StorMagic was named a runner up in the “Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Vendor of the [...]

Protect and Simplify the Edge with StorMagic SvSAN and HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems

We are thrilled to announce that StorMagic has expanded its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), through the validation of our virtual SAN software solution, SvSAN, with HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems. Together, StorMagic and HPE are dedicated to designing hyperconverged solutions that are purpose-built for edge computing environments. Edge organizations (i.e. branch offices, retails stores, and small datacenters) are [...]

Meet Security and Regulatory Requirements with SvKMS and Nutanix Encryption

As technologies produce new means of creating, using, and benefiting from vast data stores, they also confront new security risks and regulatory requirements -- especially for sensitive data. Nutanix is a cloud computing company, leading the market in hyperconverged infrastructure appliances and software-defined storage. Nutanix’s software delivers a full infrastructure stack that integrates compute, virtualization, storage, networking, and security, to [...]

The Evolution of Software-Defined Storage and the Virtual SAN

Hyperconvergence and software-defined-storage (SDS) have come a long way in recent times and branched into areas that were thought impossible, just a few years ago. IT has always been about eliminating single points of failure. Roll back to the 90s and early 00s when companies ran their applications and services on bare-metal servers; the idea was to have more than [...]

Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer Report for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Vendors

Each year, Gartner Peer Insights releases its “Voice of the Customer” reports, compiling peer reviews and ratings of vendors received across more than 300 different markets, and complementing those reviews with expert research. The purpose of these “Voice of the Customer” reports is to help guide decision makers during their buying processes, by supplying them with valuable insights and information [...]

Infographic: Talking Shop with StorMagic

SvSAN provides the most simple and lightweight virtual SAN solution on the market, significantly reducing costs per site. This makes it the perfect storage infrastructure solution for retailers of all sizes. Find out why Sheetz Inc., Autohaus Gruppe Seitz and allnatura chose to deploy SvSAN in their stores. Read more about SvSAN for Retail, or browse our complete library of [...]

Distributor General Procurement Selects StorMagic for its First Virtual SAN and Key Manager Offerings

Distribution Agreement Adds Virtual SAN and Security Software Solutions to General Procurement’s Portfolio and Expands StorMagic’s Presence in Mexico BRISTOL, England – 28 May, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage and security from the edge to the core, announced today a new distribution agreement with General Procurement, Inc., who selected StorMagic SvSAN and SvKMS as its first virtual SAN and key [...]

Hyperconvergence – A Beginners Guide

Hyperconvergence is a term used to describe the consolidation of computing, networking, and storage resources, into a single, streamlined datacenter architecture.

StorMagic Appoints Ian Davies as Chief Financial Officer

BRISTOL, England – 19 May, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage and security from the edge to the core, announced today that it has appointed Ian Davies as chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. As CFO, Davies will manage StorMagic’s financial, human resource and business support operations, as the company continues to quickly expand following its recent entry into the security [...]

StorMagic Expands Federal Government and SLED Presence Through Insight Partnership

Federal and Government Customers can Easily Procure Simple, Highly Available Hyperconverged Solutions for less than $10,000 BRISTOL, England – 24 March, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today a new partnership with Insight Public Sector (IPS), the federal division of Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT), the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes. [...]

DCIG Competitive Intelligence Report: StorMagic SvSAN vs. Scale Computing HC3 Series

Last week, DCIG published a new Competitive Intelligence Report, comparing StorMagic SvSAN and Scale Computing’s HC3 hyperconverged infrastructure. The report, titled “A Comparison of How StorMagic SvSAN and Scale Computing Deliver on Enterprise Edge Computing Storage Requirements,” provides side-by-side analysis of the two solutions and detailed evaluation of their differences. Like StorMagic, Scale Computing’s HC3 appliances have been designed to [...]

DCIG’s Latest Competitive Comparison Report on Hyperconverged Edge Solutions Now Available

StorMagic Recognized for Delivering High Availability at the Lowest Cost for Dozens, Hundreds or Thousands of Sites BRISTOL, England–12 February 2020– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today the availability of a new third-party Competitive Intelligence Report from DCIG, LLC titled, “A Comparison of How StorMagic SvSAN and Scale Computing Deliver on Enterprise Edge Computing Storage Requirements.” The research [...]

Scale Computing HC3 vs StorMagic SvSAN – a Competitive Intelligence Report

This Competitive Intelligence Report from DCIG examines the differences between Scale HC3 and StorMagic SvSAN, offering a comparison of the two solutions and an assessment on their capability for edge computing use cases. This independent analyst report explores the capabilities of both solutions, with a particular focus on the following areas. Hardware configuration  Software configuration  High availability (HA) configurations [...]

Customer Win: Sheetz Implements StorMagic SvSAN Across Hundreds of Convenience Store Locations

Sheetz, an American convenience store chain, previously managed its business-level applications -- such as its credit processing and MySheetz® loyalty program -- across an assortment of single-function devices. They sought a hyperconverged solution that was more affordable, simple to use, and offered high availability (a feature that hadn’t been possible with their existing setup), all of which they were able [...]

Sheetz Selects StorMagic to Modernize and Optimize In-store Computer Systems at Hundreds of Convenience Stores

Lightweight, Simplified Storage Enables Fast Deployment across Hundreds of Edge Sites BRISTOL, England – 27 January, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 67 years, is standardizing on StorMagic SvSAN software to virtualize and add high availability at hundreds of its convenience [...]

ICYMI: Latest StorMagic Webinars, now on demand

Here at StorMagic, we like to cover a wide range of topics on our webinars, and during the latter stages of 2019, we ran a number of them in quick succession. In case you missed any, here is a round-up of what was discussed. Each webinar we produce is recorded, and available to watch back, on-demand, at any time. Simply [...]

New Italian Customers Eliminate Physical SANs, Boost Performance with StorMagic SvSAN

More companies today than ever before are opting to replace their physical SANs and virtualize their infrastructures to alleviate cost and time burdens associated with outdated hardware. Two Italy-based StorMagic customers recently moved away from using traditional SANs to dramatically reduce costs, improve reliability and boost performance. Industrial sites are under pressure to improve reliability, decrease processing time and reduce [...]

How to Prevent Unplanned Downtime in Retail Stores

Ensuring high availability in retail stores is crucial, as unplanned downtime can result in loss of revenue and damage to your brand. However, it can be hard to find a solution that delivers 100% uptime without adding unnecessary complexity and costs. StorMagic SvSAN is the easy way to eliminate downtime at retail stores. The lightweight virtual SAN software creates simple, [...]

How the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix server crash could have easily been prevented

Earlier this month, an unplanned server outage at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix led to the DRS (Drag Reduction System) being disabled for 17 laps. The technology is meant to kick in at the start of lap three, and is designed to make overtaking easier. When drivers are close enough to a car in front, they can open [...]

How Niche Players will Shape the Future of Edge Computing

Gartner predicts there will be five key imperatives that drive the future of edge computing. They believe these five factors will be a universal predictor that determines the success of edge solutions, across all future edge markets and sectors. The five key pillars are: Low-latency requirements Local interactivity Low bandwidth needs Security Limited autonomy These pillars suggest edge solutions that [...]