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StorMagic ‘How-To’ Series: SvSAN and vSphere

The StorMagic “How-To” series is a collection of instructional videos created by our Technical Services team to help train our customers and partners on setting up, configuring, and managing our software products. The first set of videos from this series cover SvSAN, our virtual SAN product. Our last blog provided an overview of the first […]

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StorMagic ‘How-To’ Series: Installing the SvSAN Witness

StorMagic’s Technical Services team has developed a new series of instructional videos, to help train our customers and partners on how to set up, configure, and manage the general operation of our software products. These videos will include tutorials for SvSAN, our virtual SAN product, SvKMS, our encryption key manager, and ARQvault, our digital asset […]

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Time for a Server Refresh? Consider Making the Switch to a Virtual SAN

Nothing lasts forever. In technology years, expiration dates typically equate to about 18 to 24 months. However, after nearly nine years (an epic lifetime for any server), Dell is calling it quits on its PowerEdge VRTX solution. For those who may not be familiar with PowerEdge VRTX, it is considered a “datacenter in a box,” […]

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Harness the Edge with StorMagic and HPE

StorMagic understands the challenges faced by edge computing organizations, and has been tailoring solutions to meet their unique requirements for over a decade. Our virtual SAN solution, SvSAN, was built specifically with the edge in mind. It delivers increased uptime, simplicity, and extreme low cost for edge customers, without sacrificing performance or enterprise-class features.   Several […]

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Infographic: Gartner® Voice of the Customer 2021

Our Gartner® Peer Insights Voice of the Customer infographic provides a snapshot of what StorMagic customers have been saying about our virtual SAN solution, SvSAN. Check out our ratings for product capabilities and sales, deployment and support experience, and see just how many customers would recommend StorMagic to their networks. The infographic also provides a […]

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A Food Services and Facilities Management Company Achieves High Reliability, Simplicity, and a 100% Increase in Performance with StorMagic SvSAN

A multinational food services and facilities management company, located in Italy, was looking to virtualize its environment with a hyperconverged solution. The company had previously been using a combination of two compute nodes and a physical SAN for its IT infrastructure, and found the system to be lacking in performance and reliability. With their hardware […]

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StorMagic and Spectra Logic Partner to Deliver an End-to-End Active Archive Solution

StorMagic is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Spectra Logic, an organization dedicated to producing data storage and data management solutions for organizations dealing with exponential data growth.  We’ve joined forces to deliver a complete, fully-integrated active archive solution. This exciting new offering combines StorMagic ARQvault, the industry’s first Active Intelligent Repository, with Spectra […]

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Reducing the Threat of Downtime with the StorMagic SvSAN Witness

Modern organizations rely heavily on technology to carry out everyday operations. From order processing, to managing inventory, to communication, and administrative work, technology is a vital component to today’s businesses, and they depend on the functionality of their IT systems to keep them up and running.  When technologies fail or are down for repair, organizations […]

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Infographic: Hivecell HCI with StorMagic SvSAN

The Hivecell HCI solution leverages the shared storage created by StorMagic SvSAN to provide lightweight, highly available hyperconverged infrastructure in a platform-as-a-service model. Our Hivecell infographic below shows how SvSAN is used in the solution to provide high availability and the benefits that a simple, robust and flexible solution can bring to edge IT. A […]

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Infographic: SvSAN Container Storage Interface (CSI)

Container adoption is on the rise, and organizations with IT infrastructure at the edge of the enterprise are discovering that containers offer a compelling solution to meet edge requirements of speed, agility, and scalability. Ensuring that containers at the edge have access to persistent storage is a problem however. StorMagic is addressing this problem through […]

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Infographic: StorMagic SvSAN

SvSAN is the virtual SAN that makes the complex world of virtualized storage simple. Perfect for edge computing environments, the technology is based on software-defined storage that eliminates the need for physical SANs. SvSAN is designed to be very simple to install and manage whether deployed as part of a hyperconverged solution or as a […]

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The 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards Names StorMagic Witness as-a-Service as the “Overall Data Storage Solution of the Year”

StorMagic’s Witness as-a-Service (WaaS) product was recognized as the “Overall Data Storage Solution of the Year” in the 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards. We are so thrilled to be celebrating this achievement, and to be acknowledged as a leader in the data storage space! The Data Breakthrough Awards recognize the best companies, products and services in […]

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Rommelsbacher Eliminates Single Point of Failure and Ensures Maximum Uptime with StorMagic SvSAN

For more than 90 years, Rommelsbacher has been designing and producing electric appliances, and delivering them to countries around the world. Based in Germany, the company is family-owned and is dedicated to manufacturing first class kitchen products that provide “Pure Cooking Pleasure,” and are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Rommelsbacher was looking to upgrade its […]

Green IT

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 […]

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StorMagic Recognized in CRN’s 2020 Edge Computing 100 List

We are thrilled to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, included StorMagic in its first ever 2020 Edge Computing 100 list. This new list, selected by a panel of respected CRN editors, recognizes leading vendors whose technology provides the building blocks channel partners need to build next-generation intelligent edge solutions that bring […]

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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 […]

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Infographic: StorMagic SvSAN with HPE Servers and Systems

StorMagic SvSAN is a software-defined virtual SAN that is hardware agnostic – it can be installed on any x86 server. On top of this exceptional flexibility, StorMagic has developed partnerships with leading server vendors, including HPE, to provide end users and partners with simple, easy to obtain solutions that bundle hardware and software together. This […]

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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 […]

TorIX

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 […]

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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 Use Cases in Europe

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, […]

Retail blog

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 […]