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NEW SvKMS Demos: Initializing a Multi-Node Cluster and Configuring StorMagic SvKMS with Different Applications

StorMagic SvKMS is a one-of-a-kind key management solution, designed specifically for modern encryption infrastructures. It simplifies complex security configurations by providing a centralized, one-stop approach to key management and enables customers to deploy encryption wherever they need it – whether at the edge, datacenter, or cloud. SvKMS delivers the following benefits to customers:  Flexible: SvKMS […]

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StorMagic SvSAN: Modern, Virtualized Storage for Banks and Financial Organizations

Banks and financial services organizations are faced with unique challenges when it comes to IT solutions and managing data. In regard to data storage in particular, financial institutions are often plagued with expensive and outdated architecture, slow speeds, and disruptive downtime. As these organizations begin researching ways to upgrade and modernize their IT, they are […]

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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 […]

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Infographic: Gartner Voice of the Customer 2020

StorMagic was included in the 2020 edition of Gartner’s Peer Insights Voice of the Customer report for hyperconverged infrastructure vendors. We’ve put together this Voice of the Customer infographic to highlight some of the key findings in the report, that demonstrate what StorMagic users think about SvSAN – our virtual SAN that delivers highly available […]

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Hardware vs. Software RAID: How to Make a Wise Choice

Rapid developments in digital and mobile technologies are making edge computing more prevalent and critical to the success of businesses across a wide range of industries. Organizations that are implementing edge computing technology are commonly faced with deciding which is better suited for their environment – hardware or software RAID. But how do you know […]

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Mt. Hood Ski Resort Reduces Hardware Requirements and Costs by 33% with StorMagic SvSAN

Based in Oregon, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers visitors skiing, snowboarding, and panoramic views from its 7,300-foot elevation. The resort was previously utilizing a physical SAN appliance to manage its point-of-sale transactional data. They decided to update and virtualize their IT environment with HPE StoreVirtual, which was later discontinued. Earlier this year, StorMagic’s SvSAN virtual […]

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Looking to Reduce Your IT Budget? Consider Switching to a Virtual SAN

There are a number of benefits associated with transitioning from traditional, physical storage infrastructure and switching to a virtual SAN (virtual storage network). However, one of the most notable and advantageous for organizations, at the edge and beyond, is the significant cost savings delivered by making the switch.  Traditional datacenter models require a physical NAS […]

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Ecommerce Merchants: Stay Resilient in the Face of Downtime and Cyber Threats

Ecommerce has become a critical pillar of the global economy. Prior to the current pandemic, 2 billion people were buying from over 7 million online businesses according to etailinsights. As COVID-19 has progressed, brick-and-mortar businesses around the globe have adopted many new precautions and regulations to keep their customers safe. This includes transitioning to primarily, […]

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VMware Fault Tolerance vs. High Availability

Businesses today depend heavily on their IT systems to keep everyday operations up and running. Many organizations require minimal to zero disruption to applications and services, in order to maintain productivity and profitability. However, eliminating IT downtime entirely and achieving true high availability is often easier said than done. What is Fault Tolerance? Fault Tolerance […]

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TorIX Eliminates Downtime and Improves Performance Rates with StorMagic SvSAN

Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX) is a non-profit organization created to directly connect the internet traffic of Canadian businesses via local network infrastructure. TorIX was previously using a VMware installation without replication, and wanted to find a new solution that reduced hardware dependency to decrease costs and complexities. Their sights were set on a hyperconverged solution […]

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StorMagic SvSAN Compatibility with VMware vSphere 7.0

Many of today’s organizations are modernizing their traditional IT infrastructure, in an effort to save money, improve performance, and reduce downtime. They are taking steps to virtualize their environments by replacing their clunky, physical IT equipment, with virtualized systems that enable the hyperconvergence of compute, networking, and storage resources.  Storage virtualization enables the pooling of […]

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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 […]

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Infographic: SvSAN for Large Retailers

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 large retailers who have hundreds or thousands of individual store locations. Find out why a leading US home improvement retailer and a European supermarket chain both chose to […]

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StorMagic SvSAN: A Proven Storage Solution for Retail

Retail businesses around the globe are faced with several common challenges when it comes to managing IT. While these challenges are common within retail environments, they are unique in comparison with other industries, and require specialized solutions to address them.   Some of these challenges are:  Minimal Space: Retail stores often have limited rack and floor […]

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Introducing, StorMagic’s New StoreVirtual Instant Rebate Program

At the end of 2019, HPE announced the EOL of its StoreVirtual VSA product family. In March, they confirmed that they would be reselling StorMagic SvSAN through their HPE Complete Program, as the official replacement for StoreVirtual. StorMagic SvSAN, our state-of-the-art VSA offering, is the ideal replacement for StoreVirtual. It simplifies storage for edge environments, […]

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StorMagic Receives 5 Stars in the 2020 CRN Partner Program Guide

Each year, CRN releases its Partner Program Guide, to provide information solution providers with details on the partner programs of over 250 IT vendors. Participating vendors receive a score (from one to five) assessing their proficiency in several categories, including: investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, […]

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Why Virtual Storage is Ideal for the Public Sector

Today’s organizations are generating more data at the edge than ever before, and are grappling with processing and managing that data, in a cost-effective, efficient manner.  Government agencies are no exception to this trend; however, they have unique requirements when it comes to data storage in terms of compliance and regulations, accessibility, and IT support. […]

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Stop Worrying and Start Enjoying Cluster Upgrades

Introducing: The New SvSAN Cluster Aware Upgrade Feature Experienced administrators know that IT upgrades can be tricky, and that cluster upgrades specifically can be intimidating and even dangerous. We know a little bit about cluster upgrades, having done our fair share both in the lab and with customers. That being said, we still tend to say […]

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Infographic: SvSAN and HPE

StorMagic is now part of the HPE Complete program, meaning you can buy StorMagic SvSAN and HPE as a complete end-to-end, validated solution, in a single product order. SvSAN and HPE is a tried-and-tested formula, deployed by businesses to maintain high availability in mission-critical systems. Read about how three European businesses have deployed StorMagic SvSAN […]

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#ICYMI: StorMagic Secures Validation for HPE ProLiant Servers

Edge computing environments require affordable, lightweight, and highly available IT infrastructures to manage their business-critical applications. Their solutions must be incredibly reliable and remain resilient in the face of unplanned downtime and disruption.  StorMagic SvSAN, coupled with HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 and DL360 Gen10 servers, provides the performance and dependability demanded by edge environments. These […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Out and about: The latest from StorMagic

The last few months have been incredibly busy for the StorMagic team. We ended October by exhibiting at the Fall Technology Expo at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. StorMagic Channel Sales Rep, Jeff Fedorowicz, was there to talk about SvSAN’s suitability for military use cases. The German Army’s case study, using SvSAN in mobile […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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-premise 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Infographic: SvSAN’s Data Encryption Feature

Our SvSAN data encryption infographic provides an overview of the data encryption feature of StorMagic SvSAN. Available as an additional feature on top of the base SvSAN license, SvSAN’s data encryption feature is the most cost-effective encryption solution for storing data in edge computing environments. Want to find out more about transforming your IT infrastructure […]

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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 enables […]

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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 […]