Each instance of SvSAN runs as a VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) on two or more low-cost servers. SvSAN supports VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM hypervisors. It provides the shared storage necessary to enable the advanced hypervisor features such as High Availability/Failover Cluster, vMotion/Live Migration and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)/Dynamic Optimization. SvSAN can be deployed easily with the flexibility to meet changing capacity and performance needs. This is achieved by adding additional compute or storage capacity to the existing servers without impacting service availability. A typical 2-node configuration is shown below:
This can save millions of dollars in hardware, software and maintenance costs by simpli- fying the configuration and eliminating the need for external, physical SANs at each location. Not only that, UCS servers are transformed into server-based storage arrays, placing shared storage on the network just like traditional SANs. StorMagic has also worked closely with Lenovo to test and design Lenovo ThinkSystem server configurations across commonly deployed workload types. These configurations provide organizations with an excellent combination of cost, reliability and performance. Combining the leading software-defined storage solution, SvSAN, with the latest in server technology from Lenovo, allows businesses to deploy a cost-effective, highly available hyperconverged infrastructure perfectly suited to edge computing and remote site locations, or SME data center deployments. Here's what the Analysts are saying: - Cybersecurity Excellence Awards - Gartner
StorMagic SvSAN has a lightweight footprint and has been designed for the realities of edge computing such as poor network reliability which is often found in remote areas. It delivers virtual storage and high availability, even when networks have long latencies and limited throughput. It also delivers everything you need to eliminate downtime and provide high performance and high availability at one to thousands of locations. StorMagic SvSAN is the easy way to eliminate downtime at retail stores. The lightweight virtual SAN software creates simple, highly available storage across two nodes, using any two x86 servers. It is an easy way to enable hyperconverged infrastructure in small sites, like retail stores. SvSAN is the perfect solution for small sites that have limited space and onsite IT staff, and require 100% uptime for mission critical applications. It is the most cost-effective solution of its kind on the market, it is incredibly easy to deploy and allows 1,000 sites to be managed as easily as 1. Also available for SvSAN is StorMagic's integrated data encryption and key management solution, StorSecure. StorSecure enables organizations with one to thousands of locations to affordably and efficiently introduce data encryption at each individual site.
Here's what their customers are saying: "The StorMagic solution was 87% less expensive than VMware’s - we spent less on the software and we were able to repurpose four existing servers instead of buying six new ones that vSAN required.” First Enterprise Bank, Chris Hood | IT Director "It’s fast and easy to get up and running, extremely reliable and by far the easiest product I’ve dealt with. In minutes we were able to present datastores to our environment. Working with the technical support was nothing short of awesome." Milwaukee Water Works, George Knops | Network Administrator StorMagicSvSAN 6.2 Technical Whitepaper discusses the Architecture, Deployment Models and Use Cases. To view the Whitepaper, please complete this form: