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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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Virtual SAN – A Beginner’s Guide

A virtual storage area network (SAN) is a software-based component that provides a virtualized ‘pool’ of storage to multiple virtual machines (VMs) and applications. In order to achieve this, data is passed (shared) between servers over a network using a protocol such as iSCSI or fibre channel.

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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). Subsequently, software-defined storage solutions allow more freedom in managing the way data is stored and retrieved.

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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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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 […]

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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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StorMagic Joins Hewlett Packard Enterprise Complete Program

SvSAN on HPE Servers Delivers Affordable, High Performance Onsite Storage that Eliminates Unplanned Downtime at the Edge BRISTOL, England–2 March, 2020– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that it has joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Complete Program. Under the agreement, HPE and its resellers will now offer SvSAN with HPE servers to global […]

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3 Factors Prompting Retail Stores To Modernize Their In-Store IT

For modern retailers, managing a growing brand is no simple task. While their main goals may be to produce quality products, provide excellent customer service, and work towards growing profits, several other key factors are coming into play as technology advances. Maintaining an online presence through things like social media, virtual shopping, and digital advertising, […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Introducing: Edge in a Box

Last week, StorMagic and APC unveiled our latest joint offering, specifically designed to make edge computing smaller, lighter and more simple than ever before.  As the amount of data being produced and processed at the edge increases, there is an ever growing need for edge computing solutions to provide 100% uptime for mission critical applications, […]

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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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Bechtle to Resell StorMagic SvSAN across EMEA

Hyperconverged Solution Delivers a New Level of Simplicity to European Customers at the Lowest Cost BRISTOL, 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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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New webinar: A Technical Examination of SvSAN 6.2

On Wednesday September 11th at 11:00 AM EDT / 4:00 PM BST, the StorMagic technical team will be broadcasting the first installment of a two-part detailed examination of SvSAN 6.2 This first webinar will start with a look at common use cases and a demo of a typical deployment, as well as enablement of the […]

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StorMagic at VMworld US 2019

Last week, we joined 21,000 attendees and 230 sponsors and exhibitors, from over 86 countries for this year’s VMworld US, in San Francisco.  The event held sessions throughout the event, focusing on emerging trends, and examined topics such as: security for edge and IoT, increasing business value using IoT, and various best practices for moving […]

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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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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 Data Encryption 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 SvSAN Data Encryption 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 […]

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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 […]

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SHI becomes a StorMagic Channel Partner

This week, we announced a new partnership between StorMagic and SHI. SHI International is one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers and has joined StorMagic’s award-winning Channel Partner Program, reselling SvSAN software into edge sites and small datacenters.  “SHI’s team was drawn to StorMagic because of its solid corporate strategy and software […]

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Saving money with SvSAN and AMD

Last week, we announced that SvSAN is now certified with AMD EPYC™ 7000 processors. We’re really excited about working with AMD to make storage as simple and cost effective as possible. The joint solution from StorMagic and AMD lets edge and small datacenters affordably optimize their storage environments and add data security while ensuring uptime […]

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Video: SvSAN with KVM

Avoid the ‘hypervisor tax’ with SvSAN on KVM SvSAN is now fully compatible with Linux KVM hypervisors, available on Red Hat and CentOS distributions. You can now deploy a highly available two node HCI solution with hardware, software and maintenance for under $10,000!  Want to find out more? Check out the infographic, data sheet, […]

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Infographic: SvSAN with Data Encryption

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 edge site with SvSAN data encryption? Read more about the solution here, or get in touch with […]

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Infographic: SvSAN on KVM

SvSAN is fully compatible with Linux KVM hypervisors and is available on Red Hat, CentOS and Ubuntu distributions. Utilizing a KVM hypervisor with SvSAN enables a highly available two node HCI solution with hardware, software and maintenance included to be deployed for under $10,000. The benefits of leveraging a KVM hypervisor when using SvSAN are […]

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Avoid the ‘hypervisor tax’ with SvSAN on KVM

This week, StorMagic announced that the most flexible and cost effective hyperconverged solution on the market just got a whole lot more flexible, and cost effective. SvSAN is now fully compatible with Linux KVM hypervisors, available on Red Hat and CentOS distributions. You can now deploy a highly available two node HCI solution with hardware, […]