Disaster Recovery – Reducing Risk and Ensuring Business Continuity

Best practices for protecting business data and avoiding downtime Here we are in the 21st Century where an ‘always-on’ culture and ‘highly-available-everything’ infrastructure makes us all subscribe to the notion that we are protected and ready for anything. But are we? It’s not possible to mitigate every disaster, indeed cost and time constraints often force us to focus on [...]

SvSAN: Cuando La Hiperconvergencia Se Vuelve Fácil

StorMagic los invita a aprender más sobre nuestra solución SvSAN de hiperconvergencia. StorMagic SvSAN es una solución SAN virtual que ofrece computación y almacenamiento de alta disponibilidad en solo dos nodos por clúster hiperconvergente. Es una solución de software ligera, de bajo costo y altamente flexible perfecta para sitios de Edge, para grandes organizaciones con cientos de ubicaciones a compañías [...]

Why Build Your Own Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution?

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a hot topic, it seems that every server vendor in the IT industry is talking about it and has an offering or play in the space. But, what exactly is hyperconverged infrastructure? Simply put, hyperconverged infrastructures are solutions that combine compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single platform. You can read a more detailed description [...]

Product Introduction to SvSAN

StorMagic SvSAN simplifies IT storage. In contrast to the numerous competing solutions in the storage market, StorMagic SvSAN is not complex, expensive or difficult to manage. At its heart is an ambition to give your organization simple virtual storage. It makes the complex simple. This Product Introduction document for SvSAN provides a high level explanation of the product, its [...]

Infographic: Giant Eagle with StorMagic SvSAN and SvKMS

Keeping a retail organization’s instore applications online is critical to ensure shops remain open, but it is even more paramount for pharmacy systems and patient data. Giant Eagle, one of the United States’ largest food retailers needed a solution to eliminate downtime and keep their instore pharmacies operational and their data secure. The infographic below details how Giant Eagle turned [...]

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,” with up to four blade [...]

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 snapshot of some of the [...]

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 storage-only target for any server [...]

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 data collection and processing closer [...]

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 stores, and small datacenters) are [...]

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 often making the move over [...]

The Evolution of Software-Defined Storage and the Virtual SAN

Hyperconvergence and software-defined-storage (SDS) have come a long way in recent times and branched into areas that were thought impossible, just a few years ago. IT has always been about eliminating single points of failure. Roll back to the 90s and early 00s when companies ran their applications and services on bare-metal servers; the idea was to have more than [...]

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.

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 appliance or storage array to [...]

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 our complete library of [...]

Distributor General Procurement Selects StorMagic for its First Virtual SAN and Key Manager Offerings

Distribution Agreement Adds Virtual SAN and Security Software Solutions to General Procurement’s Portfolio and Expands StorMagic’s Presence in Mexico BRISTOL, England – 28 May, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage and security from the edge to the core, announced today a new distribution agreement with General Procurement, Inc., who selected StorMagic SvSAN and SvKMS as its first virtual SAN and key [...]

StorMagic Appoints Ian Davies as Chief Financial Officer

BRISTOL, England – 19 May, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage and security from the edge to the core, announced today that it has appointed Ian Davies as chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. As CFO, Davies will manage StorMagic’s financial, human resource and business support operations, as the company continues to quickly expand following its recent entry into the security [...]

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. These requirements are prompting organizations [...]

StorMagic Expands Federal Government and SLED Presence Through Insight Partnership

Federal and Government Customers can Easily Procure Simple, Highly Available Hyperconverged Solutions for less than $10,000 BRISTOL, England – 24 March, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today a new partnership with Insight Public Sector (IPS), the federal division of Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT), the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes. [...]

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, is now equally as defining [...]

DCIG’s Latest Competitive Comparison Report on Hyperconverged Edge Solutions Now Available

StorMagic Recognized for Delivering High Availability at the Lowest Cost for Dozens, Hundreds or Thousands of Sites BRISTOL, England–12 February 2020– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today the availability of a new third-party Competitive Intelligence Report from DCIG, LLC titled, “A Comparison of How StorMagic SvSAN and Scale Computing Deliver on Enterprise Edge Computing Storage Requirements.” The research [...]

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 of which they were able [...]

Sheetz Selects StorMagic to Modernize and Optimize In-store Computer Systems at Hundreds of Convenience Stores

Lightweight, Simplified Storage Enables Fast Deployment across Hundreds of Edge Sites BRISTOL, England – 27 January, 2020 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 67 years, is standardizing on StorMagic SvSAN software to virtualize and add high availability at hundreds of its convenience [...]

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, on-demand, at any time. Simply [...]

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, decrease processing time and reduce [...]

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 virtual SAN software creates simple, [...]

How the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix server crash could have easily been prevented

Earlier this month, an unplanned server outage at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix led to the DRS (Drag Reduction System) being disabled for 17 laps. The technology is meant to kick in at the start of lap three, and is designed to make overtaking easier. When drivers are close enough to a car in front, they can open [...]

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 battlefield communications, is a perfect [...]

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 pillars suggest edge solutions that [...]

StorMagic included as a Niche Player in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure is the most reliable, comprehensive market research report within the industry. This week, StorMagic celebrates recognition as a Niche Player in the report, for a second year, in the 2019 Magic Quadrant. Our product, SvSAN is specifically designed to reduce complexity and costs for edge sites. Our two-node solution is tailored to fit [...]