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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 […]

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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 The rapidly growing organization began to experience challenges with their outdated storage system.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 […]

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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 […]

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Out and about – StorMagic’s EMEA teams hit the road

Depending on where you are in the world, October will either evoke an image of golden crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice and fluffy jumpers, or it conjures scenes of cold, persistent rain, grey skies, sludgy mush on the ground, and soggy socks. For the StorMagic team, it’s our busiest time of year for getting out and […]

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Enabling secure HCI at the edge with Encryption and Key Management

Edge sites require leaner infrastructure than traditional datacenters, making physical attack the most likely security threat that an edge site will face. Therefore, a critical aspect of security for edge sites is encryption. Unfortunately, a fundamental part of encryption is key management, something that can be almost impossible to implement over lots of edge and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Infographic: SvSAN in the Legal Sector

IT is critical to a law firm and downtime is not an option. As well as lost productivity and revenue, downtime can also lead to loss of data, which can be difficult to recover. In the legal sector, this data could potentially be highly sensitive. SvSAN is a tried-and-tested solution in the legal sector, allowing Mills […]

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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 […]

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Infographic: Disaster Recovery – The Cost of Downtime

Digital technology has completely revolutionized the way we do business. It is now so interwoven that IT services are beyond a requirement; they are critical. Our dependence on these systems and functions has therefore become an Achilles’ heel, and disaster recovery has become a subject of priority for businesses across the globe. Even seemingly small […]

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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 […]

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Have you got the magic?

At StorMagic, we’re striving to make the complex simple. In order to do this, we’re building a company culture that is progressive, collaborative, and bold.   We’re delighted at the growth that StorMagic has experienced. There are currently more members of staff than ever before, reaching farther across the globe. In the last year, we […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Infographic: 3 great ways to use a Raspberry Pi

With the launch of the Raspberry Pi 4, we thought it would be interesting to look at some of the many fascinating ways it’s been used in this Raspberry Pi infographic. The infographic looks at three uses – a smart sprinkler system, a disposable camera that creates animated GIFs, and its use as a witness […]

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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 […]

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Top 5 List: Why SvSAN and StorSecure are a Magic fit for Channel Partners

On the heels of recent channel program enhancements and global partnership expansion, let’s explore the top five reasons why SvSAN and StorSecure are the ideal addition to your partner toolkit: Expertise: Edge and small datacenter sites have always been our focus. StorMagic SvSAN provides exactly what edge and small datacenters are looking for: high availability, reliability […]

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New webinar on KVM and StorSecure

Last week, we announced the launch of StorSecure, and that SvSAN is now fully compatible with Linux KVM hypervisors, and we’d like to invite you to our upcoming webinar on the two new features.  StorSecure slashes the cost of data encryption and key management at the edge. It allows you to store keys anywhere – onsite, […]

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Infographic: Cutting the cost of storage with SvSAN

Not only is SvSAN the most cost-effective hyperconverged infrastructure solution on the market, this lightweight virtual SAN delivers huge savings when companies switch from a physical SAN in their hardware refresh. It’s all well and good us telling you that you could save $$$ by creating a lightweight virtual environment with SvSAN, but the stats […]

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Saving money with Dell and StorMagic

Recently, we announced that StorMagic SvSAN is now available on the Dell Software and Peripherals (S&P) price list, making it easier than ever to deploy the most cost-effective hyperconverged infrastructure solution on the market. Organizations around the world are already running SvSAN on Dell EMC and benefitting from a low cost virtual SAN solution that […]

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Last week, we announced a new technology partnership

Last week, we announced our new partnership with Dell EMC. This is really exciting for StorMagic, as SvSAN is now available from Dell on the Software & Peripherals (S&P) price list, making it easier than ever for Dell customers to create hyperconverged infrastructure that is easy to manage and incredibly cost effective. SvSAN on Dell […]

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SvSAN Use Cases: Making the Complex Simple AND Affordable

SvSAN is a lightweight software-defined storage solution designed to create a virtual environment that is simple, easy to manage and flexible. IT staff love SvSAN because it makes their lives easier, IT Managers (and your finance department) love SvSAN because it’s incredibly cost effective and could save you a fortune on your hardware refresh. One […]

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Part 2: Public Cloud versus Onsite IT : Who’s Ahead in 2019?

By Tony Asaro and Bruce Kornfeld In part one of this blog series, we discussed the hype that cloud brought when it was first introduced, and shared some research to show where the state of the market is today. In part two we’ll address the state of the edge, and considerations when choosing between onsite […]

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Security Services Company Streamlines Datacenter, Boosts Uptime with SvSAN

South Africa-based Bloemsec previously used standalone, non-shared storage in its small datacenter. The complicated network lacked redundancy, required manual failovers and caused the headache of downtime during failover events.                                             Bloemsec recently deployed StorMagic SvSAN as a high availability, hyperconverged solution deployed on a Microsoft […]

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Blog: StorMagic Earns Five Star Ranking in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide

StorMagic is celebrating its 5-Star status in the winners’ spotlight of CRN’s latest Partner Program Guide. Partner programs were evaluated based on program investments, partner profitability, training, education and support and other metrics. The strongest, most successful channel partner programs that brought home a 5-Star rating are an elite subset of companies offering the most […]

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SvSAN on Hyper-V

SvSAN is a cost-effective virtual SAN solution that brings shared storage to edge sites, branch offices and small datacenters. It’s a software-defined storage solution, which eliminates the need for physical SANs, and has been designed to be incredibly lightweight, meaning that it can run on very lean hardware infrastructure. Microsoft Hyper-V helps reduce capital expenditure […]

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SvSAN on vSphere

One of the benefits of deploying SvSAN is that it makes any edge site, branch office or small datacenter easy to manage. SvSAN is designed to work with your existing hardware as an alternative to a physical SAN, creating a virtualized environment that can be managed from a centralized remote location. This makes it as […]

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New webinar with Cisco

One of the most exciting trends of networking and computing today is the race to the edge. Increasing capabilities for IoT and the need for high availability of back end systems have made backhauling progressively more difficult. The edge requires a solution that can provide high availability and can be managed remotely, especially if the […]

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CKS Systeme Frees IT Staff, Eliminates Downtime with StorMagic SvSAN

CKS Systeme (CKS) is a Germany-based IT software and security solutions division of Johnson Controls and subsidiary of Tyco Integrated Fire & Security. CKS offers 24×7 solutions such as detection and dispatch software and hardware, for emergency services such as fire departments, police stations and industrial control centers across Germany.                  CKS chose […]

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Hyperconverged vs composable infrastructure

Traditionally, enterprise IT infrastructures were designed around Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network-attached storage (NAS) on dedicated networking equipment, using separate, dedicated Ethernet switches and large scale-up compute systems to provide network connectivity. These systems were difficult to manage and required an onsite specialist to oversee the systems. Over the last decade, technological advances such […]

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New case study: Autohaus Gruppe Seitz

Autohaus Gruppe Seitz is a family-run auto dealership network based in the Allgäu area of Germany, running across 21 sites. The IT department needed to modernize their outdated systems, in order to meet the demands of the digital age. The company has expanded rapidly in recent years and their business has become dependant on their […]

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Infographic: A lesson in cost effective high availability

Some of the world’s most prestigious universities rely on SvSAN to prevent unplanned downtime. Educational institutions need a system that is simple to provision and manages and can ensure critical systems uptime. This infographic outlines how SvSAN saves Oxford University and Boston University Medical Campus a significant amount of money on their hardware refresh while […]

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Part 1: Public Cloud versus Onsite IT : Who’s Ahead in 2019?

By Tony Asaro and Bruce Kornfeld We recently hosted a webinar that examined the state of public cloud versus onsite IT in 2019. In this two-part blog series, we’ll highlight a few of the topics we tackled during the event. The link to listen to the replay on demand at your convenience is here. Several […]

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The New Cisco ISR 4461 and SvSAN

One of the most exciting trends of networking and computing today is the race to the edge. Increasing capabilities for IoT and the need for high availability of back end systems have made backhauling progressively more difficult. Cisco and StorMagic have come together to provide a leading solution to address the challenges at the edge […]

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Infographic: German manufacturing

SvSAN is trusted by some of the largest manufacturers in Germany. Why did they choose StorMagic SvSAN?       By clicking subscribe above, you consent to allow StorMagic to store and process the personal information submitted and for StorMagic to contact you via telephone and email in relation to your request. StorMagic is committed […]

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Tony Asaro joining us to talk about the growth of cloud vs. onsite IT

We’ve invited Tony Asaro to join StorMagic’s GM – Americas & CMO, Bruce Kornfeld for a very special webinar. In case you don’t know Tony, he’s an Industry Analyst and Technologist, who focuses on software-as-a-service, data lifecycle and associated compelling technologies. He’s CEO, senior analyst, consultant and founder of the INI Group, an analyst, consulting, […]

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Scaling with SvSAN

Organizations can often fall victim to over-provisioning their HCI solution because most appliance models have limited choices for storage and processor/memory combinations. However, SvSAN is designed to be flexible, and allow users to configure to their precise requirements. You can use Storage Performance Analysis (find more here) to understand your organization’s workloads and configure your […]

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Infographic: Security Center of Iceland

The Security Center of Iceland provides on-site security, remote surveillance, CCTV and guarding services for healthcare organizations, retail stores, and airlines across Iceland. They require 24/7 availability for the monitoring center, for critical services. A priority for them was to add virtualization with triple redundancy to both in house and remote sites. They needed a […]

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SuperBowl LIII: How to Guarantee a Touchdown at your Edge Site

Imagine it: you’re sitting there with the #squad, ready to watch the Superbowl and cable/satellite connection goes blank. The signal comes back a few minutes later, but you’ve already missed a historic touchdown. You catch up on the highlights post-game, but it’s not the same as watching the big game live – right now.  You’re […]

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Infographic: High (flying) availability

SvSAN is a great solution for bringing high availability to edge sites, which makes it perfect for airports: where uptime is critical, and costs should be minimal. Schiphol airport deployed SvSAN over six years ago, and have enjoyed 100% system uptime since then. Lisbon airport relies on SvSAN for its vital docking systems while remaining […]

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Q&A with Brian Grainger, StorMagic’s CRO and Newest Board Member

Earlier this week, StorMagic announced that storage industry executive, Brian Grainger, has joined StorMagic as its chief revenue officer and a member of the Board of Directors. We’ve captured a short Q&A session with him to find out more about what he’s bringing to StorMagic and where he sees the organization, and the edge, heading […]

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StorMagic: Gartner Magic Quadrant and Peer Insights

StorMagic is excited to be included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure for the very first time. Included as part of the Niche Players Quadrant, this is fantastic recognition for StorMagic as a key player in delivering edge storage and hyperconverged solutions. StorMagic was recognised for providing lightweight virtual storage to the edge of […]

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Top Tips: Building a Highly Available Two Node Configuration

StorMagic SvSAN has been designed to provide organizations with the capability to architect IT systems that are resilient, have adequate redundancy and are highly available. Downtime can be incredibly detrimental to the productivity of an organization, with most companies being completely reliant on IT for everyday operations. By bringing datacenter technology to small/remote/branch sites, SvSAN […]

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Infographic: Top Tips for a Highly Available SvSAN Configuration

Many companies are now completely reliant on IT for everyday operations, and as such the availability and uptime of these systems is critically important. Loss of service equates to loss of productivity which, depending on the severity, can have a potentially huge impact for an organization. This is important as the idea of the datacenter […]

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SvSAN as a Multi-node Cluster

StorMagic SvSAN is a virtual storage appliance (VSA) that provides a lightweight, highly available shared storage solution, with no single points of failure. It is typically deployed on to two servers and performs synchronous mirroring between the servers. Although 2-node clusters deployments are the most common use case for SvSAN, it is possible to scale-out […]

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Making the Complex Simple

When StorMagic first entered the scene, if you wanted shareable storage then you needed to invest in expensive, complex external SANs or NAS technology, and pay staff that could manage it. This is why the very ethos of StorMagic is about making the complex simple, and making shared storage accessible to more organizations. From the […]

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Storage engineered by Storage Engineers

A lot of ‘on premise’ storage has been developed based on the needs of the datacenter, a complete solution that combines hardware and software. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 75% of all data will be generated outside of the traditional datacenter. This suggests a shift towards processing data at the edge, which is something that […]