Sans SAN with StorMagic

Rich Stroffolino writes up his thoughts about StorMagic’s SvSAN solution. He sees it as an interesting way to bring enterprise class storage to sites that might not have a heavy volume of data, but need high availability and redundancy in a pure software package.


StorMagic SvSAN – Scalable Virtual HA Storage for the Masses

Sean Thulin looks at StorMagic’s SvSAN solution, as seen at Tech Field Day earlier this month. As a virtual storage solution that sits inside your existing VM infrastructure, it’s already interesting. But Sean thought SvSAN really shined by being extremely lightweight, requiring only 1 vCPU, 1GB of RAM and only 2 nodes initially. It can also be used to help protect against large scale location failures, with mirroring that can operate on low bandwidth and even the most humble hardware requirements. StorMagic looks to have a solution that’s powerful but only needs lightweight requirements.


Deploy StorMagic datastore with vCenter

Andrea Mauro gives a walkthrough on how to setup a shared datastore from previously deployed VSAs. He does this via the StorMagic integration plugin. There are more than a few steps, but Andrea makes the walkthrough easy to follow. This may take a few minutes to setup, but once done, you’ll have shared storage usable as a normal vSphere block datastore.


Deploy StorMagic VSA with vCenter

StorMagic presented at Tech Field Day last week. Andrea Mauro was one of the invited delegates, and before the event, he wrote a series of posts about their solution. In this one, we walks through deploying a StorMagic VSA directly from vCenter. To see what they announced at Tech Field Day, be sure to check out our full video coverage.


StorMagic virtual SAN solution for vSphere and MS Hyper-V

StorMagic will be presenting at Tech Field Day in Austin, coming up in February. Andreas Lesslhumer gives a look to their virtual SAN solution. This gives small and medium-sized enterprises the ability to get high-end features at an attainable price. StorMagic’s software works with two or more commodity servers to provide a high availability virtual SAN to your vSphere of Hyper-V environment. We’re looking forward to learning more from StorMagic during their TFD presentation!


Back to Tech Field Day

Andrea Mauro is heading to Tech Field Day in Austin, coming up February 1st. He give a little context for his own involvements with past events, including some Virtualization Field Days and Tech Field Day Extras, but this is his first full Tech Field Day. He gives a rundown of his impressions of the presenting companies, but overall is excited to meet with other delegates, and to get into the technical deep dives. We’re excited to have Andrea coming to Austin, and can’t wait to hear his impressions of the presentations!


Tech Field Day 13 Preview: StorMagic

In the run up to Tech Field Day, starting February 1st, Thom Greene has been doing some great preview posts. In his latest, he gives a look at StorMagic. In the crowded software defined storage field, Thom sees StorMagic differentiating in meaningful ways. For one, they can run across multiple platforms, refreshing in the increasing hyperconverged world where there’s a lot of product lock-in. He also likes their support for high latency connections. He’s looking forward to finding out what’s new with the company at Tech Field Day!


TFD Extra – StorMagic SvSAN preliminary notes

TFD Extra – StorMagic SvSAN preliminary notes


StorMagic and Enterprise SMB

StorMagic and Enterprise SMB


StorMagic A VSA living on the edge

StorMagic A VSA living on the edge


VMware and StorMagic – Happy Days at the Edge

VMware and StorMagic – Happy Days at the Edge


VMware Endorses StorMagic for ROBO Server SAN

VMware Endorses StorMagic for ROBO Server SAN


StorMagic coupling with VMware for ROBO goodness

StorMagic coupling with VMware for ROBO goodness


VMware & StorMagic deliver a 2-node HA Storage Solution

VMware & StorMagic deliver a 2-node HA Storage Solution


Could StorMagic SvSAN replace VSA?

Could StorMagic SvSAN replace VSA?


ROBO virtualization with StorMagic SvSAN

ROBO virtualization with StorMagic SvSAN


StorMagic SvSan and the Problem of the Distributed Enterprise

StorMagic SvSan and the Problem of the Distributed Enterprise


#VFD4 Live – StorMagic

#VFD4 Live – StorMagic


VFD4 Vendor Overviews: StorMagic

VFD4 Vendor Overviews: StorMagic


A glimpse into the #VFD4 Sponsors – Simplivity, SolarWinds, StorMagic and VMTurbo

A glimpse into the #VFD4 Sponsors – Simplivity, SolarWinds, StorMagic and VMTurbo