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: Using the SvSAN Plugin with vSphere & vCenter

Welcome back to the StorMagic “How-To” video series! Here at StorMagic we’re producing training videos for our customers and partners, to show how to perform certain actions in the setup, configuration, and general operation of our software products (SvSAN, SvKMS, ARQvault). Led by Technical Pre-Sales Engineer, Steve Bettison, the next set of videos continues to focus on tutorials for SvSAN [...]

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 ‘How-To’ Series: Upgrading SvSAN VSAs via the vSphere Dashboard

Welcome to the third blog from StorMagic’s ‘How-To’ series! For those that are new to this series, StorMagic’s Technical Services team has developed a collection of instructional videos for our customers and partners, explaining how to set up, configure, and maintain general operations of our software products. In the future, videos will be available on SvKMS, our encryption key manager, [...]

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 two videos in the series, [...]

StorMagic Expands VMware Ready Partnership with SvKMS Certification and Marketplace Listing

Under its vSphere 6.5 release, VMware enabled the ability to encrypt VMs for data-at-rest encryption, a tried-and-true data security approach. This capability has continued through vSphere versions 6.7 and 7.0, and is now available for vSAN encryption. While VMware has made turning on encryption easy, customers require a third-party key management server (KMS) that supports the key management interoperability protocol [...]

All About Hypervisors — Part I: Differences Between vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V and XenServer

StorMagic has a long history of supporting compatibility with many different server vendors and hypervisors, for our high availability storage solution, SvSAN. Hypervisors provide the foundation for virtualization platforms and there are several options to pick from, from traditional vendors to open source alternatives. VMware is a popular choice for virtualization, along with the ESXi hypervisor and vSphere virtualization platform. [...]

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 enables businesses to deploy enterprise [...]

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 is a property that enables [...]

Toronto Internet Exchange Selects StorMagic for Reliable, Simple to Manage Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Business challenge In 1998, Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX), the first non-profit internet exchange in Toronto, was created to directly connect the internet traffic of Canadian businesses by using local network infrastructure. A group of experts collaborated to establish TorIX with the intention of overcoming the cost and latency issues of having Canadian traffic flow through the United States. Today, [...]

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 physical storage from multiple storage [...]

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 [...]

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 given a really nice pair [...]

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: Security Center of Iceland

The Security Center of Iceland provides on-site security, remote surveillance, CCTV and guarding services for healthcare organizations, retail stores, and airlines across Iceland. They require 24/7 availability for the monitoring center, for critical services. A priority for them was to add virtualization with triple redundancy to both in house and remote sites. They needed a cost-effective solution that would future-proof [...]