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 [...]

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 [...]

StorMagic ‘How-To’ Series: Deploying and Uninstalling the HTML5 Plugin in vCenter

StorMagic’s Technical Pre-Sales Support team has produced a series of training videos for our customers and partners, demonstrating how to do certain things in the setup, configuration, and general operations of our software products (i.e. SvSAN, SvKMS & ARQvault). Thus far, we’ve published fourteen different SvSAN “How-To” videos on topics like installing the SvSAN witness on a Windows server, upgrading [...]

StorMagic ‘How-To’ Series: Deploying and Restoring a VSA, via the OVA and Web GUI

Welcome back to StorMagic’s “How-To” video series! This series is a compilation of training videos for our customers and partners, showing how to perform certain actions in the setup, configuration, and general operation of our software products. Videos will be available for all three of our products (SvSAN, SvKMS, and ARQvault) in the near future. These latest training videos are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Virtualized Storage – A Beginner’s Guide

Virtualized storage, or storage virtualization, is a technological concept developed within the past few decades. It enables organizations to remove the traditional boundaries of physical storage devices, by abstracting the disks and drives, and presenting them as a single, centralized pool of storage capacity.

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 [...]

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 [...]

StorMagic Continues Global Channel Momentum with Expansion Across Asia and Latin America

StorMagic adds resources in Singapore and Mexico City to Support Global Edge Adoption BRISTOL, England –26 November, 2019– StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today its expansion into the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin American (LATAM) regions. Staffing in APAC and LATAM lets StorMagic support and service existing and future customers who are managing growing data sets at small [...]

StorMagic Has Validated with HPE ProLiant DL Rack Servers and Joins Partner Ready Program

Joint Customers Gain Flexibility, Reliability, Performance and Lowered TCOBRISTOL, England –18 November, 2019 – StorMagic®, simplifying storage at the edge, announced today that it has validated SvSAN with HPE DL325 and DL360 ProLiant Gen10 rack servers. StorMagic conducted extensive testing on HPE DL servers running its virtual SAN product, SvSAN with both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. Results show [...]

Bechtle to Resell StorMagic SvSAN across EMEA

Hyperconverged Solution Delivers a New Level of Simplicity to European Customers at the Lowest CostBRISTOL, 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 large enterprise customers with remote [...]

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 Requirements.” The report’s findings guide [...]

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 & Reeve to eliminate [...]

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 outages can negatively impact your [...]

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 its previous [...]

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 the best photos from the [...]

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 offering that is an ideal [...]

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 and performance. The offering is [...]

CAE S.p.A. Reduces Hardware Dependency, Energy Costs and Management Time with SvSAN

Bologna, Italy-based manufacturer, CAE S.p.A., originally used a traditional Storage Area Network (SAN) connected through SAS and fibre channel. The company wanted to update its environment with a split virtualized infrastructure in two separate rooms connected over a LAN to reduce overall costs, and remove any single point of failure. While DataCore and VMware vSAN were shortlisted as options to [...]

Evolution of Storage: Part 3 – Server consolidation and shared SAN/NAS storage

Storage technologies have been constantly evolving over the past few decades, from dedicated application resources, through server consolidation, to the latest innovations in space saving and performance such as thin provisioning, caching using SSD or RAM, and data deduplication. This technological development has lent itself to the requirements of large data center environments, yet largely ignored the challenges faced by [...]

Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 3

StorMagic CEO, Hans O'Sullivan, examines the release of Windows Server 2016 and with it, Storage Spaces Direct in this three part series of blogs. Part 3 explores where StorMagic and other vendors fit now that Microsoft have entered the market. Software-defined storage (SDS) solutions have been around for several years and with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 launch that includes Storage [...]