Mitigating the Impact of Green IT Initiatives on High Availability

Organizations around the world are becoming more reliant on technology for everyday operations, and the demand for IT resources continues to grow exponentially. Many of today’s IT managers are faced with the challenge of implementing solutions that reduce their organization’s carbon footprints, without sacrificing performance or productivity.In this blog, we share several tips on how businesses can hit their “green [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Software-Defined Storage – A Beginners Guide

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a form of storage virtualization. It significantly improves the simplicity and flexibility of data storage management by introducing a software layer, independent from the physical storage hardware (i.e. disks and SSDs).

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’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 [...]

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 [...]

Travel Light with SvSAN

In a competitive and ever-evolving air transportation industry, investment in IT infrastructure is mission critical.

StorMagic Continues Global Channel Momentum with Expansion Across Asia and Latin America

StorMagic adds resources in Singapore and Mexico City to Support Global Edge Adoption BRISTOL, England –26 November, 2019– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today its expansion into the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin American (LATAM) regions. Staffing in APAC and LATAM lets StorMagic support and service existing and future customers who are managing growing data sets at small [...]

Video: SvSAN on Hyper V

Join StorMagic PreSales Technical Services Engineer, Steve Bettison as he talks you through everything you need to know about deploying SvSAN on Hyper-V. Steve talks you through all the vital aspects of a joint SvSAN and Hyper-V solution, from the planning stages and factors to consider, to setting up the host servers, how to deploy, and then configure SvSAN. Steve [...]

StorMagic announced as new HPE Technology Partner, and server validation

As more and more data moves to the edge, the complexity and demands on edge sites increases dramatically. Is it possible to configure simple, cost-effective IT infrastructure for the edge, without sacrificing performance? The HPE ProLiant DL325 and DL360 Gen10 rack servers are HPE’s high performing 2U and 1U servers, which are specifically designed for ‘hard working’ small sites. Both [...]

StorMagic Has Validated with HPE ProLiant DL Rack Servers and Joins Partner Ready Program

Joint Customers Gain Flexibility, Reliability, Performance and Lowered TCOBRISTOL, England –18 November, 2019 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that it has validated SvSAN with HPE DL325 and DL360 ProLiant Gen10 rack servers. StorMagic conducted extensive testing on HPE DL servers running its virtual SAN product, SvSAN with both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. Results show [...]

Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part Two

Continuing our discussion on defining the edge - read Part 1 here - is having a cloud strategy really the Golden Ticket to a pain-free and easy-to-manage IT portfolio? Well, hang on a minute. The game has changed, and while the common-or-garden office worker doesn’t know/understand/care where their emails are outside of their own laptop or mobile phone, we aren’t [...]

Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part One

With the advent of mobile connectivity, bring your own devices, working from home and this unilateral shift from on-premises to the cloud, the very way we consume and work with our data on a day to day basis has changed and is continually shifting. We’re used to these buzz-words being thrown at us from all angles: Big Data, Cloud-Ready, Everyware, [...]

The Terrifying Tale of Edge Computing Done Wrong

Are you ready for a blood curdling tale of the spookiest degree? There once was an edge site that was sold datacenter technology at a horrifying fee, Their small sites were overrun with complex, high powered, unnecessary hardware, The running and maintenance costs were enough to end their virtual storage love affair, They knew they had overprovisioned, But they’d never [...]

Bechtle to Resell StorMagic SvSAN across EMEA

Hyperconverged Solution Delivers a New Level of Simplicity to European Customers at the Lowest CostBRISTOL, England – 30 October, 2019– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that it has signed a Pan-European reseller agreement with Bechtle Logistik & Service GmbH. SvSAN is now available for purchase by small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and large enterprise customers with remote [...]

The results are in! DCIG compares StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN

A lot of on-site storage originated in the datacenter, and has been designed as such. As we are experiencing the rise of IoT and the move to processing data at the edge, these large datacenter technologies are attempting to scale their technology down, in order to compete within this space. It’s a bit like being given a really nice pair [...]

New webinar: Replacing old physical SAN with SvSAN

Sometimes, you can get away with waiting until something breaks before you replace it. Sometimes, old technology can become dysfunctional before it breaks, which can have implications for the running of an entire system. An old physical SAN might be familiar and trusted, but technology has advanced to meet the needs of the edge, and hyperconverged infrastructure provides many benefits [...]

PraxisIFM Deploys SvSAN in Two Datacenters to Eliminate Downtime and Data Loss

PraxisIFM is an independent, owner-managed financial services group of companies providing a wide range of professional services to individuals, families and international corporate clients. The rapidly growing organization began to experience challenges with their outdated storage system. The traditional SAN they previously used to protect financial data didn’t offer enough performance, and failures were impacting business operations. It was configured [...]

Analyst Firm DCIG Publishes Competitive Intelligence Report on Hyperconverged Edge Solutions

StorMagic SvSAN Commended for Simplicity, Flexibility and Low Cost in Edge Environments BRISTOL, England–15 October, 2019– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today the availability of a new third-party Competitive Intelligence Report- Executive Edition from DCIG, LLC titled, “A Comparison of How StorMagic SvSAN and VMware vSAN Deliver on Enterprise Edge Computing and Storage Requirements.” The report’s findings guide [...]

How Lenovo simplified the edge

The edge is rising. As cities become smarter, more cars drive themselves, and tech becomes more ingrained than ever into our day-to-day lives, data is moving away from the datacenter and towards the edge. The ability to process data effectively at the edge requires the same technology that is seen in the datacenter. The edge still benefits from hyperconverged infrastructure [...]

SvSAN 6.2 Technical Webinar: Now available on demand

Both parts of our technical examination of SvSAN 6.2 are now available on demand. In our most well-attended webinar yet, the StorMagic technical team outlines how the new edition of SvSAN operates, and what it can do to simplify your edge site. In part one, the team outlines how to configure a typical two node environment and then demonstrates how [...]

Are you overcomplicating your edge storage?

More and more is being asked of small, remote, and edge sites. Gartner estimates that by 2022, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized datacenter or cloud. This data needs to be processed quickly and reliably. The threat of downtime, whether through accidents, hardware failures or natural disasters is a significant obstacle in this [...]

Benore Logistics adds Redundancy, Gains 10x Performance Speeds with SvSAN

Benore Logistic Systems, a Michigan-based supply chain logistics company, previously used an external SAN. Performance was poor and the IT team wanted to add redundancy to the environment. The team began searching for an updated replacement solution that was easy to use and maintain, and backed by excellent support services. Enter StorMagic. Since moving to SvSAN, Benore has achieving 100% [...]

Benore Logistic Systems Achieves Tenfold Performance Increase and 100 Percent Uptime with SvSAN

BRISTOL, England – 10 September, 2019 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that Benore Logistic Systems, Inc., a Michigan-based supply-chain solutions company, has replaced its legacy standalone SAN with StorMagic SvSAN to improve performance and add redundancy. With SvSAN, Benore Logistic has maintained 100 percent uptime and realized a tenfold system performance increase compared to its previous [...]

Gartner Catalyst: All Things Edge

Last week the StorMagic team visited San Diego and met with attendees, partners and analysts. Edge computing was in the spotlight with many conference sessions and keynotes covering the topic, and underscored by several drop ins at our booth to discuss how StorMagic can help. Ten to fifteen years ago, the data storage market was all about housing corporate data in [...]

StorMagic SvSAN on the Lenovo Configurator

StorMagic’s relationship with Lenovo extends back many years, and now StorMagic SvSAN is available on the Lenovo configurator. It is now easier than ever to benefit from cost-effective, high performance hardware, paired with simple and lightweight virtual storage.  We’re really excited with this development in our partnership with Lenovo - both companies share similar ideologies about delivering affordable, lightweight solutions [...]

Dominos: The autonomous vehicle innovator

There are three large companies that are ‘driving’ the development and roll out of autonomous vehicles: Tesla, Uber and Dominos. While Dominos seems an unlikely organization to be developing ground-breaking driverless tech, this new development joins a long list of clever innovations that Dominos have used to put themselves ahead of their competition. After sales plummeted in 2008, Dominos made [...]

StorMagic SvSAN Recognized in Storries XVI Awards Program

The Storage Awards 2019, also known as The Storries, hosted its sixteenth annual ceremony last week at the Leonardo Royal City Hotel in London. StorMagic was honored in the “Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Vendor of the Year” category as the runner up to first-place winner, IBM. The black tie event has become an industry favorite and is well known for its [...]

StorMagic Sales Kick Off Event: Gallery

Last week, StorMagic's sales and marketing teams assembled from around the world to kick off the start of FY20. We've got a really exciting year ahead, and so the team celebrated the start of it with a company wide BBQ, and making the most of a sunny Bristol with a boat trip. Here's some of the best photos from the [...]