StorMagic SvSAN: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Unlike most software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, StorMagic SvSAN was designed for edge computing environments rather than data centers. This is a distinct niche but an important one, given how edge computing is growing.

Otherwise known as the Internet of Things, edge computing creates an enormous amount of data. That StorMagic is moving ahead of the market to service this sector show real industry foresight. That said, it is a still a small company, not well known.

The solution has much to recommend it: StorMagic SvSAN emphasizes simple management, low costs and flexibility. Given the complexity and potential expense of edge computing, those companies focused on IoT may well consider StorMagic.

Product Description

StorMagic SvSAN is virtualized storage for edge computing environments. While many SDS solutions are designed for large data centers, this product is aimed at remote office and back office locations, industrial IoT, and other environments that need storage that is easy to install and manage. It also has a lightweight footprint and can delivery high availability even when network performance is sub-par.

Type of product:

Software-only; hyperconverged appliances available through partners.

Editions available:

Standard or Advanced

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • support for edge computing environments
  • synchronous mirroring
  • stretched/metro cluster support
  • volume migration
  • VSA restore
  • VMware vSphere integration
  • atomic test and set, write same
  • centralized monitoring and management
  • remote witness
  • predictive storage caching

Target Industries

Remote office/branch office (ROBO), industrial IoT, end user computing, cloud service providers

Customers

Small businesses and enterprises in more than 60 countries use SvSAN. Customers include GRG Public Resources, Cover & Rossiter, Hermann Bantleon, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, ITsjefen, TDK Europe, Cisco Secure Ops, E.ON Climate & Renewables, The Maho Group, Credit Plus Bank, Boston University Medical Campus, Keiser Corporation, Mills & Reve, SafeKick, Oxford University, The Germany Army, Milwaukee Water and others

Pricing and How to Buy

Pricing for SvSAN software is available on request, and a free trial is also available. Pre-configured appliances are available through Cisco and Lenovo.

StorMagic SvSAN Features Chart

StorMagic SvSAN
Type of Product Software-only; hyperconverged appliances available through partners
Editions Available Standard or Advanced
License Proprietary
Key features ● support for edge computing environments
● synchronous mirroring
● stretched/metro cluster support
● volume migration
● VSA restore
● VMware vSphere integration
● atomic test and set, write same
● centralized monitoring and management
● remote witness
● predictive storage caching
Target Industries Remote office/branch office (ROBO), industrial IoT, end user computing, cloud service providers
Pricing Available on request

Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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